2013: The Year of Two Kolzig Bobbleheads

Posted February 8, 2013
Kolzig Admirals bobblehead

Kolzig Admirals bobblehead

Nothing spells honor like being immortalized as a whacky-wobbler, not just while playing a sport, but years after retiring. Then there are those who get this honor not once, but three times. That’s reserved only for true legends.

Former Caps goalie and current associate goaltending coach Olaf Kolzig hasn’t played in an NHL game since the 2008-9 season, when he suited up for the Tampa Bay Lightning. This year, two different Kolzig bobbleheads became available. One was given out at the Portland Pirates game on Jan. 19 (limited to 1,000), while the other will be given out at the Inova Blood Drive on March 23rd at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.

And these aren’t the only post-retirement bobblheads for Kolzig. The Norfolk Admirals gave one out last year (limited to 2000, pictured right).

Kolzig played 35 games for the Hampton Roads Admirals between 1990-92 seasons, and 36 games for Portland between the 1993-96 seasons. Oh, and he played a few games for the Capitals, too.

If you’re a true Kolzig fan, you will own all three of these. (If you’re keeping score, Rod Langway only has one made post-retirement.)


photo via albertsports