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Flyers prospect looking to leave Sweden for North American junior hockey

Jul 13, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT

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Philadelphia Flyers prospect Fredric Larsson could get a change of address for the upcoming season, although it’s unlikely to be in the National Hockey League.

According to the Philadelphia Flyers Inside Reporter, Anthony SanFilippo, Larsson is seeking to play junior hockey in North America.

Larsson is a fourth-round pick of the Flyers from the 2012 NHL Draft. The now 19-year-old defenseman played this past season in Sweden, but is just coming off surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, as per SanFilippo.

“I want to come here [to North America] and stay here…I want to play this style of game. I think I can do it, but I’ have to learn it first. It’s different than in Sweden. I have to get used to it,” Larsson told the Philadelphia Flyers Inside Reporter on the team’s website.

“I like playing at home, but I think my game is best suited for here.”

 

  1. claudegirwho - Jul 13, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    Is that Ronaldo’s little brother??

  2. chazxcore - Jul 13, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    He looks like Butthead with a stache.

  3. rajplayscoy - Jul 13, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    Wow, that is a brutal mustache. He looks like he’s 13 and dealing with hormones.

    • claudegirwho - Jul 13, 2013 at 10:43 PM

      What’s with the dtm’s the flyers players like to sport?

  4. phillyphanatic77 - Jul 13, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    Everybody is focusing on his stache, but the kid has NHL-level ability. He’ll never be a top-pairing guy but he’s big and physical. It seems Holmgren has been drafting a lot of crease-clearers the past two drafts… a smart (and necessary) move. It may take him a few years but Larsson looks a lot like Anton Volchenkov. Not a great player, but certainly serviceable.

  5. icelovinbrotha215 - Jul 14, 2013 at 1:01 AM

    I like the fact that he wants to come over to North America and get acclimated with the rink and style of game. I’m sure he won’t find much problem find a place to land.

  6. somekat - Jul 14, 2013 at 1:06 AM

    Give that man a razor. Wouldn’t let a guy with that stash in a room with any kids unsupervised, that’s for sure

  7. killerpgh - Jul 14, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Hopefully he makes to the NHL so Crosby can finally beat someone in a facial hair contest.

  8. bbk1000 - Jul 14, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Tell me he doesn’t look like Adam Morrison..

    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Adam_Morrison.jpg

    • mjasper24 - Jul 14, 2013 at 7:08 PM

      I was going to go with a bond villian but morrison works.

  9. jcmeyer10 - Jul 14, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    I bet he supplements his hockey income by being in police lineups. I also bet he’s picked as the assailant more than he’d like.

  10. tcclark - Jul 14, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    I like the stache. I think it’s horrible and no one should ever have one, but this is hockey. Hockey is about toothless smiles, bad hair, and even worse facial hair. Rock that stache my friend.

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