Anton Santesson is the third Swedish born player on the Lone Star Brahmas roster joining veterans Johan Steen and Sebastian Vidmar. Santesson will be alongside Steen on the blueline while Vidmar will be playing up front.
Santesson and Vidmar were familiar with one another from their time playing juniors in Sweeden. The two had spent most of their time playing against each other with Santesson playing for Rogle and Vidmar with Malmo. Both were selected to represent the Skane District in the prestigous TV-Pucken Tournament in 2009-10. Santesson played a total of 127 games at the SuperElit level which is the pinnacle of junior hockey in Sweden.
Anton’s English skills are still developing, so having Vidmar to turn to has been a blessing. ”I think it helps me a lot,” he said. ”Sebastian can describe something when I don’t understand. So that’s good now in the beginning.”
Santesson did have discussions with another team in the NAHL prior to communicating with the Brahmas. Again he turned to his old friend. ”I’m friend with him since earlier so I talked to him about Brahmas and he have only good things to said.” Once Santesson had communicated with Lone Star he said it just felt right and a good fit for him. He wanted to try something new and thought playing on the smaller ice would be fun.