Christian Eklund retired from professional hockey in 2013 with no regrets. A self-proclaimed late bloomer, he had spent 10 seasons with his hometown team, Djurgarden of the Swedish Hockey League, as a brash and daring role player and fan favorite.
But as his eldest son, William, became one of the NHL’s top prospects last year, Christian began to reflect: what if he had spent less time joking with his teammates and more time joking around with his teammates. work on his game? Could he have been more than a player in the bottom six?