03-12-2008, 12:45 PM
Does anyone know whatever became of Ander Myrvold? I know a couple years back I had read he had some problems with drugs. I also know he was beaten up pretty badly after a party last year. I was just wondering how he was doing.
03-12-2008, 03:25 PM
He's back in play. The fellow who knocked him down is now beeing charged for it(But I think Myrvold is a bit more guilty than how it sounds).
He has played 14 league games getting to points(2 assists) and 26 PM. (After getting back from his "crapyear". Knocked down(got a fractured skull for that one) and admitted using cocaine. He went to rehab.
He was back at the national team in january(during a four-team tournament). Scored in the first game(6-3 win vs. Great Britain). Became MoM in the second game against Lithuania(...?). Won 9-3.
Playoff: 8 games, 3 assist and 16 PM.
Maybe part of world championship team in Canada in April?
Trivia: Myrvold only norwegian who have won the Stanley Cup(1996 Colorado Avalanche...don't think he played much?).
Trivia 2: Before his cocaine-case was brought up, he was talking with Senators(I think it was them) about maybe signing a contract.
03-12-2008, 04:16 PM
thanks for the update. What is the story behind the beating? I only was able to make out that he was beat after a party. There is another gross picture of his head in this article
03-12-2008, 04:37 PM
The club(Vålerenga) had their annual christmasparty, then some players headed out on town. Myrvold was surely drunk and somehow got into an argument outside somewhere. I think he has said that he isn't a violent person and don't believe that he had provoked the other person(20 year old man). Well, I believe that he must have done something more than nothing.
Anyway, he was hit and fell to the ground. Knocking his head on the pavement and suffered fracture to his skull(60 stiches) and epidural bleeding. When the police found him, he almost didn't have any pulse.
He had pain in his head for a while, specially when training. And in the beginning he wasn't allowed to read anything or look at tv. He went to rehab and just resting. Then it passed, the did take tests and he was ok. Then he trained back into shape. This episode happened in december 2006, so it took him almost a year to get back. Then he admitted to the drugproblem and went in to another rehab in November. Some more training and back in 2008.
03-13-2008, 07:00 AM
the guy is a mess, that much I can say...