Eddie Olczyk Biography

(Ice Hockey analyst, former player, coach)

Eddie Olczyk is a Hockey player who has played for Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburgh Penguins. Eddie is married.

Relationship Facts of Eddie Olczyk

  • Eddie Olczyk is married to Diana Olczyk {Compare Couple}.
  • He is father of Four(Nick Olczyk, Zandra Olczyk, Tom Olczyk, Eddie Olczyk);.
  • Eddie Olczyk is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Diana Olczyk and Eddie Olczyk are the parents of 4 children  

Eddie Olczyk is happily married to Diana Olczyk.

The couple is blessed with four children namely Nick Olczyk, Zandra Olczyk, Tom Olczyk, and Eddie Olczyk.

All of his sons are involved in hockey as Nick and Tom are currently playing professional hockey and Eddie is a former player who currently is an assistant coach for Niagara Purple Eagles.

Also, his daughter Zandra has just completed her graduation from the University of Alabama.

Despite Eddie’s popularity in media and news, he is very private regarding his personal life.

However, the news of him being diagnosed with colon cancer has made him come to light among the public.

Who is Eddie Olczyk?

Eddie Olczyk is an American former professional hockey player. In addition, he is also a head coach and analyst.

Currently, Olczyk is the color analyst for Chicago Blackhawks and color commentator for the National Hockey league on NBC.

Recently, he revealed information about his health condition that he is diagnosed with colon cancer and is currently under treatment. This information is widely talked about in media and news.

Eddie Olczyk: Age, Parents, Ethnicity

Edward Walter Olczyk Jr. was born on August 16, 1966, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S, and has Greek ethnicity. He is 55 years old. However, we are unknown the identity of his parents.

He has three brothers: Rick Olczyk, and Randy. Rick is an assistant general manager for the Carolina Hurricanes. Randy works at an area real estate company, Chicagoland Commercial.

Eddie Olczyk
Caption: Eddie Olczyk (Source: AP News)

Currently, Rick is an assistant general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes. As regards, Eddie’s childhood he was raised in Niles, Illinois, and Palos Heights, Illinois.

Furthermore, he has not shared many other childhood memories with us until now.


As regards Eddie’s educational career, he attended Brother Rice Catholic High School in Chicago, Illinois.

Since Eddie was highly determined to pursue his career as a hockey player, he didn’t continue his academic career after high school.

Eddie Olczyk: Professional Life, Career

Eddie Olczyk started his professional career at a very early age. Earlier in his career, he played for Team Illinois in 1982.

Prior to his professional career, he also played for Stratford Cullitons in Canada.

In 1984, Eddie joined the U.S. Olympic hockey team which was a great achievement in his professional life. And at the same time, he was bought by Chicago Blackhawks in NHL.

Consequently, he played for various franchises including, Toronto Maple Leaf, Winnipeg Jets, New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Chicago Wolves until 2000 when he retired from his professional career.

After retirement, he has chosen his profession as a color analyst. He initially worked for the Penguins on FSN Pittsburgh. He has been noted for his commentary on Winter Olympics, NHL, and various other hockey matches.

Other than his interest in hockey, he has also made some appearances as a commentator in horse races. Furthermore, he also served as the head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2003.

Currently, Eddie is the color analyst for Chicago Blackhawks and color commentator for the National Hockey league on NBC.


In order to honor Eddie’s contribution to NHL, he was introduced to the US Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012. Other than this he has not got any awards under his name.

However, Chicago Blackhawks annually awards the Eddie Olczyk Awards to various individuals and organizations.

Eddie Olczyk: Salary, Net Worth

As of now, we are unknown of the details regarding Eddie’s salary. As of 2022, he has an estimated net worth of $2 million.

However, we can assume that he must have an enormous amount of wealth under his name which he gained from his successful professional career.

Eddie Olczyk: Rumors, Controversy

In the past, there was a rumor that Eddie is willing to be a head coach. Later he himself stated that in an interview.

Other than this there are not any rumors about his personal life so far.

In addition, there are not any controversial topics relating to him until now.

Body Measurement: Height, Weight

Eddie Olczyk is 6 feet and 1-inch tall gentleman and weighs 91 Kg.

Furthermore, he has black hair and fair skin. In addition, his eyes color is honey.

Despite his old age, the former athlete has maintained his body in good shape.

Social Media

Eddie is not active on social media. It seems like he has had enough fans in the past and now he wants to enjoy a peaceful life.


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