Henrik Lundqvist was on ABC 7 this morning as a guest on LIVE with Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest.
Lundqvist said the following:
- He spent the summer in Sweden, as he has done the past 12 years, and spends time with family and friends that he doesn't see much during the season.
- "the season ended too fast in New York, this was in May, and I decided to go back and play for Team Sweden with my brother, he was the captain of Team Sweden and we hadn't played together in 12 years. I went back and we were able to win the World Championships together, it was amazing. Growing up as a twin we did everything together and for us it started with a dream of playing for our country and win something together. To stand on the blue line and see the flag go up it was something that I will never forget."
- "we are skating on our own, no coaches. Training camp starts the 14th and we will start with a few days of testing and practices and then preseason games and then in October we are back at it."
- Do you skate every day, "almost, during the summer you take time off and do different things. I play a lot of tennis, I love tennis but then in August you start skating and working on timing and stuff and then in September training camp starts."
- On playing outside for the Winter Classic, "I grew up playing outside so it's kind of going back in time a bit except that now it's going to be 50,000 watching instead of just mom. The big change I think is the lighting. When you play indoors you have the lighting coming straight down and there are no shadows. When you play outside you have baseball lights and it comes from the side and you get more shadows but it's a great experience. A couple of years ago we played at Yankee Stadium. It was cold but it was awesome. I'm looking forward to it."