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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Hedman's Turn to Tour the Island

Chris Botta reports that Victor Hedman, the young Swedish defenseman perhaps going first instead of John Tavares (depending on what the Isles decide), has also visited the Island along with his father Olle and agent Peter Wallen. The prospect followed in the footsteps of Matt Duchene and Tavares, and his agent spoke highly of the experience:

“First class in every way,” Wallen said early this evening from Pittsburgh, where Hedman was invited by
the NHL to make a few appearances, meet the media and watch Tuesday night’s Cup
Final Game 3 at the Igloo. “We wish we could have stayed longer, but the
Islanders understood the NHL needed Victor in Pittsburgh. Long Island is such a
beautiful place. I know Victor was really impressed by Garth’s
presentation and that Mr. Wang took the time to meet with him. Victor’s
father thought the Island would be more like a city. He thinks this is a great
place for his son.”

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