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Getting To Know: Adam Larsson

In this week’s Getting To Know, New Jersey Devils defenseman Adam Larsson talks about how he started playing hockey, meeting Peter Forsberg and forgetting to take off an important piece of equipment.
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Status: New Jersey Devils defenseman.

Ht: 6-3 Wt: 205 pounds

DOB: November 12, 1992 In: Skelleftea, Sweden

First Hockey Memory: "Tough one ... I just remember I was playing on outside rink with my dad and brother, skating.”

Hockey Inspirations: "I would say my dad (Robert), he played back home in Sweden.”

First Famous Player You Met Or Encountered: "That's a hard one ... a lot of players back home [smiles]. Probably Peter Forsberg at a hockey tournament we had as a kid. That was probably the biggest.”

Greatest Sports Moment(s): "My first NHL game. (Against?) I don't remember [smiles].”

Most Painful Moment: "All the injuries I had."

Most Memorable Goal: "First NHL goal, and my playoff goals."

Fiercest Competitors Encountered: "I don't have any."

Closest NHL Friend(s): "I would say probably Jacob Josefson on this team."

Favorite Rinks To Play In: "Our own - Prudential Center."

Embarrassing Hockey Memory: "Probably one time when I walked out with my skate-guards on. (As a pro?) Yeah. Back home in Sweden. “

Strangest Game: "No, I don't have one of those [smiles]."

Current Car: "Audi (black).”

Last Book Read: "Hmm...I don't read a lot of books."

Last Vacation: "Barcelona (Spain)."

Funniest Players Encountered: "... I don't know."

Favorite Sport Outside Of Hockey: "Soccer."

Three Athletes You Like To Watch & Follow: "Roger Federer, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Zlatan (Ibrahimovic)."

Why Do You Love Playing Hockey: "I don't know, my dad brought me into it, been playing ever since."

People Qualities Most Admired: "Kindness. Loyalty. Honest.”

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