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02-18-2013, 12:25 PM
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Development in Sweden, U.S. has made Olfosson a well-rounded prospect

For most foreign players that join the USHL, like Green Bay Gamblers defenseman Gustav Olofsson, they must learn English and adapt to American culture while learning to play hockey against the best players from around the nation.

But Olofsson, who grew up in Sweden and played most of his amateur hockey there, has also lived in San Jose for three years and was a member of the Colorado Thunderbirds before joining the Gamblers in 2011.

“It wasn’t that bad,” he said of the move to America.

He said he missed his family, but had already learned English and did not have trouble with the move from Colorado to Wisconsin.… read more


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02-19-2013, 10:01 PM
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Eh yeah, he knew english. Most swedes aged about 14 do manageable or better. I would also think we adapt easier to living in the US than players from any other european hockey nation, not only becouse of our advantage in language, but also culturally. This is becouse of our political history but also becouse of our self dependant history. Forget Social Democracy, the ideology here since 1970 should read Social Liberalism.

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