Foxy Friday: Carl Hagelin

3 Feb

In the middle of the ASG Skills Competition I looked up and said, “Who the hell is that?”  I knew Ryan Gosling was Canadian, but….

It was Carl Hagelin, of course.

Hey there, hockey hair.

The 23-year old Swede has 8 goals/10 assists in 31 games for the Rangers this season.  He was a late addition to the ASG Rookie team when the Devils’ Henrique was injured, then promptly won the Fastest Skater Competition by beating Ottawa rookie Colin Greening.  Yahtzee!

He was adorably excited to be included in the festivities and has excellent media training (says my inner publicist).

Also again, the hair.  Paging Steven Stamkos.

Carl’s 23 is a little old for an NHL Rookie, but he took the time to graduate from the University of Michigan and win quite a few individual honors from the Central Collegiate Hockey Association [link].  Two weeks ago, Carl was profiled by The New York Times [link].  That is a big deal!

I picked this video because 1) the hair, 2) he rips Michigan State to make Gator mad and 3) he eats a banana in the only way appropriate for a guy to ever eat a banana.  Well done, Carl.  Note his excellent English – he credits (in the NYT feature) watching American TV in English with Swedish subtitles.

If you’re not convinced yet, he’s also on Twitter(@CarlHagelin).  Anyone with a Zoolander quote is automatically +25 Foxy around the WUYS offices.

The East-leading Rangers host a Winter Classic re-match vs. the Flyers on Sunday at 1 PM.  You can start your Super Bowl Party early by drinking every time a Foxy Friday touches the puck.  Callahan, Boyle, Giroux, Hagelin… stick to beer, we think.

And just to send you off, here’s Carl holding a baby alligator.

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8 Responses to “Foxy Friday: Carl Hagelin”

  1. Deanna February 3, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

    Carl! He was, and still is, loved very much here at Michigan, and we definitely miss him. Makes me proud to see one of our boys having so much success!

    And I promise you this, he’s even cuter in person 🙂

  2. Sarah Jane February 3, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    Carl is always good to look at! I was fortunate enough to watch him play against my alma mater, Miami University, in hockey 4 times a year. I couldn’t agree more.. much better looking in person and an incredible hockey player. Finally some Michigan love {even though I am a State fan, I’ll take some shoutouts to Michigan anyday.}

  3. Amanda February 3, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

    I was at lunch with my friends when I saw this post. I interrupted my own sentence to say, “Oh, hey there…”
    I’m now considering going abroad to Sweden…

  4. Taylor Easton (@TaylorGNR) February 5, 2012 at 1:17 am #

    That other guy in the pic with Carl at the bottom is Louie Caporusso. He plays for my echl team the Elmira Jackals. They went to college together.

  5. Anonymous February 6, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    Seriously… are there any ugly people in Sweden?

  6. Daria DeBuono March 8, 2012 at 10:01 pm #

    Oh yes, Carl is currently at the top of my list. And as a Ranger fan, I get to watch him every day. Sweden. Seriously. Beautiful, beautiful people.

  7. mary romo March 17, 2012 at 10:39 am #

    i am so proud to be a Rangers fan. And, now I also get to watch this awesome, talented, angel-faced player aka Carl Hagelin. I hope he will be with the Rangers forever. I am in love <3.

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