Du måste aktivera javascript för att sverigesradio.se ska fungera korrekt och för att kunna lyssna på ljud. Har du problem med vår sajt så finns hjälp på https://kundo.se/org/sverigesradio/

Örnsköldsvik to Pittsburgh: NHL dreams

Published torsdag 18 februari 2016 kl 14.10
Markus Näslund: "The toughest thing for me was the whole adjustment of moving from a small town in Sweden"
(1:56 min)
Swedish hockey great Markus Naslund.
Swedish hockey great Markus Naslund. Credit: Larry MacDougal / TT.

This season marks a record year for Swedish ice hockey players with 80 of them competing in the NHL, the prestigious North American hockey league.

Radio Sweden Weekly takes a look at why so many Swedes are heading to the NHL and what the road from a Swedish junior team to the major league looks like.

To find out, we spoke with Markus Näslund, a former NHL star with the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Vancouver Canucks, about how his life changed from skating on outdoor rinks in Örnsköldsvik to being made captain for the Vancouver Canucks.

For more on the Swedish path to professional ice hockey, check out the latest edition of our podcast Radio Sweden Weekly on Swedish dreams of the NHL.

Our journalism is based on credibility and impartiality. Swedish Radio is independent and not affiliated to any political, religious, financial, public or private interests.
Har du frågor eller förslag gällande våra webbtjänster?

Kontakta gärna Sveriges Radios supportforum där vi besvarar dina frågor vardagar kl. 9-17.

Du hittar dina sparade avsnitt i menyn under "Min lista".