Found October 18, 2011 on Red Light District Hockey:
New Jersey Devils rookie Adam Larsson is currently the youngest defenseman in the NHL. When you ask his peers, he looks anything but a rookie.To say he’s impressed his teammates in the early going would be an understatement. Larsson has been the quarterback of the team’s power play and leads the team in ice time for defensemen. All of that coming from a player that is 18 years old and two weeks into his NHL career.“He’s come in and shown everybody that he can play in this league,” forward David Clarkson said.One of the biggest adjustments Larsson has had to make is the transition from the European ice surface to North America. There’s also a difference in physicality between the Swedish Elite League and NHL. Larsson said he talked to a lot fellow Swedes in the off-season about making those adjustments. He also mentioned that it has been a tough transition, but don’t tell Patrik Elias that.“It’s pretty amazing at 18 years old that he’s stepped in this well with a different styl...
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