So while OEL is currently kicking butt in the AHL with the Rampage (for now), in his home country of Sweden, he has been nominated for “Newcomer of the Year” for the Sweden Sports Gala.
I am told it’s THE big sports awards for the country so it’s pretty huge deal. Wooooooooooooo Oliver!
OEL is up against three girls. One runs cross country, one is a swimmer, and one is listed as “athlete”. A jury decides the winner. OMG, HOW CAN I GET ON THAT JURY? They totally need an American to help them judge right? Come on Sweden! Be open-minded!
Girls can’t beat OEL right? I mean come on, this kid got a bronze medal at the 2010 World Junior Championships. He played strongly and got a bronze medal at the 2010 World Championships. OEL came to North America to play in the best league in the world.
HE FOR SURE IS THE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR SWEDEN! MAKE IT HAPPEN!
See? He better win, you wouldn’t like him when he’s angry. ;)