Oskar Andren has been with the Lone Star Brahmas for only eight games, but is seventh on the team in scoring with eight points. The native of Stockholm Sweden who stands 6’ 1” and tips the scale at 180 pounds has spent the past three seasons with Djurgarden in the Elit and SuperElit leagues.
The Brahmas were not the only team in the NAHL that showed interest in Andren, but he said that “Lone Star was always my first choice.” So, far he is happy with the decision he made. NYTEX Sports Centre has quickly become a home away from home “to play at our home arena, it is great and I love our fans!” said Andren.
Part of that comfortable feeling and the quickness with which Andren settled into the Brahmas lineup is the presence of four other Swedish born players on the roster. “Of course it feels a Little bit more like home,” Andren said of having his countrymen in the locker room. While he did not know any of the other Swedes before arriving in North Richland Hills, he followed the same path as Anton Santesson and Ludvig Larsson, reaching out to Brahmas veteran Sebastian Vidmar before making his final decision. “I was asking some questions to Vidmar before I got here,” recalled Andren. “He just said that everything was great and this is a great way to go if you want to get a chance to play college hockey in the future.”