Nikolaj has a somewhat various take on the partnership as well as what it suggests: “It’s not simply betting my papa,” he clarifies. “It’s betting the Danish nationwide group. It’s something that you’re constantly pleased with, completing at the Globe Championships for your house nation. So it’s really interesting as well as unique.”
One more father-son mix can be discovered in Kazakhstan, where Yuri Mikhailis has actually been head trainer because in 2015. While he lags the bench, his 26-year-old boy, Nikita, has actually gotten on the bench before him, both in 2015 as well as this.
Maybe one of the most renowned father-son combination at the Globe Champion was Kent Forsberg as well as his boy, Peter. Kent trained Tre Kronor for 3 successive years, 1996-98, as well as it was the last of those that Peter had the ability to play under his papa’s training. Peter had a wonderful year with the Colorado Avalanche, racking up 91 factors in 72 video games, however the Avs shed their first-round playoff collection to Edmonton in 7 video games. Peter jumped on an airplane as well as flew to Switzerland in time for the Qualifying Round. He after that tore the competition apart, racking up 11 factors in 7 video games, being called IIHF Directorate Finest Onward, as well as leading the group to a gold medal. One as well as done, however what a one to keep in mind!
Herbert Pock bet years with the Austrian nationwide group, however on top degree he played in 3 Olympics (1976, 1984, 1988) however never ever in the A Swimming pool of the Globe Champion. Nonetheless, he took place to trainer Austria at the WM in the three-year duration 2003-05. Herbert’s boy, Thomas, took after his papa, and afterwards some. Birthed in Austria, Thomas had high aspirations and also as a teenager entrusted to play university hockey in the united state with the College of Massachusetts-Amherst. Although never ever prepared, he was authorized by the Rangers as well as played 118 NHL video games with the Blueshirts as well as later on opponents New york city Islanders. Thomas likewise played 5 Globe Championships, consisting of all 3 when his papa was a trainer. The group completed 10th, 11th, as well as 16th, however it was an unique time for both.
The name Kopitar is right stuff of tale in Slovenia, a name admired in hockey circles because smaller sized hockey area. Dad Matjaz was popular as a nationwide group gamer throughout the Yugoslav age, however his boy Anze is much more famous. Matjaz had a superb occupation with club group Jesenice as well as later on trained the nationwide group in between 2011 as well as 2015, consisting of 3 Globe Champions on top degree as well as the 2014 Olympics.
Anze was birthed in 1987 as well as transferred to Sweden to create, as well as from there his occupation removed with Los Angeles in the NHL. To claim he is the best gamer in Slovenia’s background is an exaggeration. Gasper, 5 years more youthful than Anze, likewise played in Sweden and afterwards for a number of periods in the ECHL. The children never ever played worldwide with each other however Gasper played under his papa at the 2013 Globes as well as Anze 2 years later on. Anze as well as Matjaz likewise connected at the 2014 Olympics.
As the name Kopitar is to Slovenia, so is Hossa to Slovakia. Frantisek Hossa bet Dukla Trencin in the previous Czechoslovakia, however he sired 2 hockey thoroughbreds in Marcel as well as Marian. Both bros played in the NHL, Marian having a Hall of Fame-quality occupation that lasted 1,309 regular-season video games over 19 periods as well as consisted of 3 Stanley Mug wins with Chicago in 2010, 2013, as well as 2015. Marcel played 6 years in the NHL, however both bros had considerable global occupations with Slovakia. Marian dipped into the 2004 Globes under his papa, as well as both bros played under Frantisek at the 2005 as well as 2006 Globes in addition to the Turin Olympics in ’06.