Nicklas Backstrom receiving his Olympic silver medal today in Gavle!
(Photo Credit: Andreas Norinder and Brynas.se)
(photo credit: Conny Svensson).
Nicklas Bäckström during his annual visit at Brynäs’ hockey school. This year - and as he has been pretty much every year in the past - he was there as a “secret guest.”
He signed autographs, answered questions and was interviewed by Kent Larsson.
Here’s a snippet from what I wrote after his hockey school visit in 2012: “Nicklas answered questions on what he does to keep up his motivation to train two times a day five days a week as he does in the summer, how he deals with going through rough patches and a difficult injury like concussion, and if he has ever considered quitting hockey.
“No, I never got to the point that I wanted to give up on hockey. One of the things I love most about hockey is to just hang out with the guys in the locker room. However, I did spend a lot of time thinking about why I didn’t heal up properly and if I ever would feel good again.”
“The thing I liked most about hockey summer school as a kid was that it was filled with fun hockey stuff both on and off the ice. We also did other things such as going swimming. It was the combination of things that made it so much fun. I went to summer hockey school for 7 or 8 years as a kid and always had a great time.”
You can read more about that visit here.
From Brynäs’ scrimmage on August 5. I like that the two teams are sharing the same locker room.