Ludvig Larsson has been a shot in the arm for the Lone Star Brahmas since being added to the roster prior to the home opener on October 10. In six games this season Larsson a 5’ 11” and 170 pound forward from Malmo Sweden has nine points. Like Brahmas’ veteran Sebastian Vidmar, Larsson developed his game playing in the Malmo Redhawks organization. Last season with the Redhawks in the J20 SuperElit league he had 22 points in 38 games played.
Larsson comes from a fairly strong hockey pedigree with his older brother Alfred having played two seasons with the USHL Youngstown Phantoms prior to moving to Merrimack College this season. His father Carl-Erik played professionally for 11 seasons in Sweden registering 170 points in 342 games.
Once it became apparent that the Brahmas were interested in bring him to North Texas, Larsson reached out to Vidmar to discuss the franchise and area. “He told me that the Brahmas seem to have a good team for this year and the whole organization was good,” said Larsson. ”He also said that the Dallas area is a nice place to live in.” Ludvig also knew that Anton Santesson, whom he had played against several times, and Oskar Andren were already on the Lone Star roster giving him several countrymen to help with the adjustment to life in America and the American game. ”It’s probably easier to have Swedish guys around me but I like to speak English and try to have good conversations with the Americans to improve my English,” he said. ”But the American guys are very easy to come along with but I have to say that the Swedish guys have better humor!”