Taking Andersen’s advice – Sogaard looking to be next great Dane
VANCOUVER, B.C. – – Mads Sogaard needed just one soccer practice to know the game wasn’t for him. As a child growing up in Aalborg, Denmark Sogaard became a hockey fan early on thanks to his father and was playing goal before his fourth birthday.
Now the 18-year-old has aspirations of joining Frederik Andersen as the only other Danish goaltender in the NHL.
“I was only a hockey guy. I think I went to one soccer practice, but that was it. I even scored a goal, but it didn’t do anything for me,” Sogaard laughed. “I just wanted to play hockey and I’ve done it ever since.
“I played (goal) for half the year when I was 3.5 and didn’t really do well. So I tried to watch some pro games and saw some of the goalies and I wanted to try it. Ever since I went in (to the net), I didn’t want to come ou
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