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01-18-2013, 12:32 PM
Can't Beat Him
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Originally Posted by SnowblindNYR View Post
A little OT, but how old was Hagelin when he got to NA? He has no accent. I guess they learn English in schools in Sweden.
They teach English in most European countries from a relatively early age. Many Europeans are fluent in English despite spending no time in English-speaking nations.

Hags was 19 when he first skated for Michigan. Prior to that he lived and played Junior hockey in Sweden.


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