Mattias Norlinder has five goals in nine games, and should have had an assist in Friday’s game, but the standards of the scribes in HockeyAllsvenskan aren’t at the top level.
No official assist given to any player on this goal (might change during the intermission). However, Norlinder starts the breakout and counter attack with his flip pass out of zone, and comes in the second wave if needed. #Habs #GoHabsGo pic.twitter.com/Mo7HphrHqI— Patrik Bexell (@Zeb_Habs) October 11, 2019
Norlinder’s defence partner, Tobias Enström, played more than 700 games in the NHL and has had countless blue-liners on his flank throughout the years. Now in the twilight of his career, he has returned to his hometown team, Modo.
The classic team is playing in HockeyAllsvenskan, Sweden’s second tier, but has gained a lot of interest in Montreal after the Canadiens drafted Norlinder this summer. Leaning on Enström’s extensive experience and knowledge of what it takes to play in the NHL, we turned to him in order to hear what he thinks of one of Trevor Timmins’s latest selections.