Yesterday afternoon, in the SHL, Elmer Soderblom scored the game-winning goal for Frolunda HC in a 2-1 victory over Lulea, assisted by fellow Wings prospects Simon Edvinsson and Theodor Niederbach. IceHockeyGifs posted the goal…
This morning, GT.se’s Leotrim Jusufi spoke with Soderblom regarding his size and strength. Here’s a rough translation of the pertinent portion of the article:
Elmer Soderblom, who stands at 202 centimeters [6’7] and 110 kilos [225 pounds], has adjusted his skates for this season.
“Because I’m so heavy, I needed to find something that suits me. Sometimes you get stuck on the ice too much. I tested something a little different. It feels good now,” says Elmer Soderblom.
Are you the heaviest player on the team?
“Well, I probably am. Torgersson is probably also over 100. He’s strong.
What does the prospect say about the goal?
“We came up quite high. Simon (Edvinsson) got the puck and I got completely open in the end. I was just shooting when I got it.”
Theodor Niederbach chased the puck forward, Simon Edvinsson assisted, and Elmer Soderblom scored.
What they have in common, in addition to playing for Frolunda, is that they’ve been drafted by the Detroit Red Wings.
Do you have any contact with Detroit?
“They come up with tips on how to play and how to cope with the game over there [in North America]. They help out with tips, quite simply.”