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WE ASKED… #44 JONAS EMMERDAHL

Date of Birth – February 23, 1992

Position - Defence

Age - 31

Height - 192 cm / 6'4"

Place of Birth – Stockholm, Sweden

Weight - 90 kg / 198 lbs

Shoots – Left

What other sports did you play growing up?  I played floorball and football. Played football until I was 15.

Who has been the biggest influence on your career so far?  Playing with NHL-players during the lockout season.

Who is the best player you have played with?  William Karlsson

Who is the best player you have played against? Peter Forsberg

What is the most memorable game you have played in?  The derby games against MODO Hockey when I played for Björkloven

What is your favourite/least favourite rink to play in? Favourite: Belfast, Least: Manchester

 If you could make one rule change in hockey, what would it be and why? That you can kick the puck in the net, because I´m good at football

Which hockey team do you cheer for/which one do you root against? I don’t cheer for any team but I like when the Stockholm teams loose. (AIK and Djurgårdens If)

Most admired hockey player and why? One of my favorite players of all time is Dustin Byfuglien. He was so skilled for being so big. Had one of the hardest shots in the world but could also knock anyone down.

What would be your best piece of advice for youngsters starting in hockey? Never stop believing. If you love the sport just continue and enjoy every moment. Listen to advice from your coaches and try your best at all time. You can always get better, never get satisfied.

What do you consider to be the strongest part of your game and where are you trying to improve? My play intelligence, I try to improve all parts of my game

Pre-game routine? Coffee, walk and maybe a nap

Pre-game meal? Chicken, rice and broccoli (Nando´s sauce)

Any gameday superstitions? Nope. Better be ready for anything

Favourite other sport(s) to play? Golf and football

Favourite other sport(s) to watch? Golf and football

Favourite athlete (non hockey)? Manuel Angel Jimenez

Favourite sports team (non hockey)? Newcastle United

Which do you prefer books or movies? Movies

Favourite TV show(s)? Band of brothers

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Boneless chicken thighs and spicy mexican rice with Nando´s sauce

Favourite beverage (non alcoholic/alcoholic)? Irn Bru

If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be? Will Ferrell, Conan O’Brien, David Attenborough and Bill Burr

Favourite singer/music/band? Sam Fender

What is your favourite vacation destination? The Caribbean

What was your favourite and least favourite subject in school? Favourite – Sports  Least Favourite – Philosophy

What is your go to Karaoke song? Don´t look back in anger – Oasis

If you could join any past or current music group which would it be and in what capacity?

(guitar/vocals/drummer etc) ?  AC/DC as a drummer

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?  Emmer, Joni, Jonis, Dahlen

If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have? Invisible, fly, incredible power and could travel back in time

What three items would you take with you on a desert island? Ice cream, chocolate and ice

How many languages do you speak? Two

If not a hockey player what occupation would you have? Pro golfer and Newcastle United´s sports director

PIC CREDITS – Jillian McFarlane & Derek Young

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