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Olaf Kolzig

Olaf Kolzig (born April 6, 1970) is a goalie for the NHL's Washington Capitals. He has the distinction of being the only person in the NHL to be born in the southern hempishere, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

"Ollie the Goalie" has been a part of the Washington Capitals franchise since being selected by them in the draft of 1989. He spent several years in the AHL with the Baltimore Skipjacks, the Hampton Roads Admirals and the Portland Pirates. He played his first game in the 1989-1990, only to be sent down to the minors for a few years. In 1995-1996, he was brought up to become a replacement for then goalie, Jim Carey and has been the starting goalie ever since.

He was also the starting goalie for Germany's Olympic team in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, having a 1.00 GAA in two wins for them.

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