We recently caught up with Fredrik Bergvik of the Frolunda Indians J20! If that sounds familiar, its because we also interviewed William Lagesson, and Anton Karlsson who also play for Frolunda, but for the U18 teams! Unlike William and Anton, Fredrik has already been drafted! In 2013 NHL Draft, was drafted in the 4th Round (117th Overall) by the San Jose Sharks! He’s a great follow and you can follow him here: https://twitter.com/FredrikBergvik ! You can follow me on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/HkyBlogger or “like” us on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/NotYourAverageHockeyBlog. Without further to do, here is our interview with Fredrik Bergvik!
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How has your day been?
My day has been good
I’m always very relaxed before games but still extremely focused. And that’s also how I am as a goalie.
What is your game time routine like?
I am a very explosive goalie and try to rely on my size and reflexes.
There’s a scale that many people believe goalies fall under. There’s the calm goalie who’s reading a book before the game like Martin Brodeur, and then there are the goalies that are absolutely crazy like Ilya Bryzgalov. Where do you think you fall under the scale?
Some people would call goalies crazy, but I don’t really consider myself that crazy.
Is there a goalie that you would compare yourself with?
I like to compare myself with goalies like Mike Smith or Henrik Lundqvist. They play very deep in the net, and so do I.
Where were you when you found out you were drafted?
The night of the draft, I was at home watching it online. I just called to congratulate one of my friends who were picked when I got the call that I had been drafted.
What were your initial thoughts when you were a draft pick of the San Jose Sharks?
I was very happy to be drafted to San Jose sharks. It’s a successful club with a lot of European goalies in their history.
You were selected to the Swedish U18 team, but did not play at all. What was it like to watch, but not be able to play? Did you learn anything from being on the bench during the U18?
Before the WJC U18, I was at the camp and had 2 practices before I was injured. My knee got a bad hit and I had to do a surgery.
What about your greatest strength as a goalie?
On the ice, my biggest strength is my will to compete, my will to win every game.
What has been the highlight of your career?
The biggest thing in my career so far is getting drafted by San Jose sharks.
This is where fans get to know you! Don’t think just answer! There are no wrong answers!
What has always been your favourite NHL team?
My favourite team has always been New York rangers. That’s mostly because Henrik Lundqvist has always been my biggest role model growing up.
Would you rather have an Olympic Gold Medal or Stanley Cup Ring?
Stanley Cup Ring
Favourite TV show?
Did you play any other sports growing up?
I played soccer and floorball growing up, and I also trained in judo
Favourite food, I would probably say tacos!
Who should we interview next?
I think you should interview Anton Blidh next; he is a strong, hardworking forward who’s drafted by the Boston Bruins!
Thank you for your time.