Status: New York Rangers left winger
Height: 5-foot-11 Weight: 176 pounds
DOB: Aug. 23, 1988 In: Sodertalje, Sweden
First Hockey Memory: "Stepping on the ice, started crying right away. When I was four. I didn't like it at all. My dad took me to McDonald's after, gave me a burger. I was happy. That's my first memory."
Hockey Inspirations: "I think my dad, growing up. My brother was a really good player, he's four years older than me. My dad was a coach. The two of them obviously helped me learn the game. And how to play it the right way."
Last Book Read: "Mafia."
Current Car: "Right now I'm driving a Ford Explorer."
First Famous Hockey Player You Met Or Encountered: "I think...famous...Red Berenson, Michigan."
Greatest Sports Moment: "Winning Game 7 against Washington."
Most Painful Moment: "Losing against New Jersey."
Most Memorable Goal: "I think my first goal in the NHL against Philly (2011)."
Funniest Player Encountered: "Del Zotto (smiles)."
Closest Hockey Friends: "I don't know, I have a lot of Swedes from back home. It's tough to say."
Fiercest Competitor(s) Encountered: "I know Peter Forsberg is, but I never played against him. But I met him."
Favorite Uniforms: "The Rangers. And Michigan."
Why Do You Love Playing Hockey: "I think it's just the intensity of the game."
Strangest Game: "Strangest...I can't think of any."
Favorite Sport Outside Hockey: "Tennis."
Three Athletes You Like To Watch And Follow: "Federer. Ibrahimovic. And Nadal too."
People/Personality Qualities Most Admired: "Honesty is the main thing. Kindness. And I think hard working people. I like those."