NHL goaltender known as Olie the Goalie who won the Vezina Trophy and made the NHL All-Star Game in 2000, representing the Washington Capitals.
Despite playing for the Canadian national team, he actually did not hold Canadian citizenship; he only needed a German passport.
He was succeeded by Cristobal Huet as the primary goalkeeper on the Washington Capitals.
He was the first South African-born hockey player drafted into the NHL.
His parents moved from South Africa to Canada when he was three, and after spending time in several cities throughout Canada, they settled in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.