Photo Credit: Kelsey Lee-Violet Turtle Photography
For the Northeast Generals, they have a defense group built on two-way players that are physical in their own end, and responsible. One of the leaders of that group is Swedish defender Douglas Friberg. He is in his first year of North American Junior Hockey and has improved game over game. You will not find all of why Friberg is a Division One defender with growing interest, instead you have to watch him play and see how he makes the simple play, and does well to be responsible.
As Head coach Bryan Erikson said of Friberg “Douglas has improved a lot. He has made progress in his play away from the puck. He also has started to move the puck quicker. He can sling the puck back there and it’s great when he moves it fast. His feet were (and still are) a point of emphasis but he is getting quicker and more explosive with his stride. Still has work to do but we are very happy with his play. Needs to continue to add consistency to his play but he is trending in the correct direction.”
His play is improving, and Friberg is growing more accustomed to the North American game more and more each day. Look for his stat sheet to get more parallel with his growing familiarity with the game, as he is one of the key determininats with his back end work for how far this Generals team will go.
Player Profile Answers
Why did you decide to play hockey
“I just love being in a cold rink and loved to skate when I was younger.”
What is your favorite food and why?
“My dads grilled chicken and homemade sweet potato fries. We always do it when the weather is nice back home, and just love eating it with my family”
Where are you from ?
What is your favorite subject and why?
History just because I love to understand how things was and why and how it’s evolved
Tell us about the type of player you are
A 2-way defender that takes pride in doing the hard work
Which NHL player past or present do you model your game after? *
What is your best hockey memory?
“When I was selected for the Swedish national team”
What are your goals on and off the ice this year?
“On the ice to be the best teammate I can be. Of the ice just learning about how life is in America.”
What is your favorite tv show or movie to watch?
“The office, breaking bad, the wire. “
Tell us one unique thing about you off the ice
“I am type 1 diabetic”
What is your favorite video game or thing to do in your spare time?
“Cooking and watching movies”
Who do you look up to most in your life and why?
“My parents, they just are the most amazing persons and the best parents”
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