"Happy, proud and a little surprised."
"It was Oliver Ekman Larsson's emotions when he was asked to be Three Cent team in the world CUP."
"– There was nothing that I had thought of when I said yes or started playing hockey, " he says."
"Joel Lundqvist was the team captain when Tre Kronor won the world CUP in 2017. Mikael Backlund had the C on his chest when the blue and yellow followed up on the success in Cologne with a new tournament in Copenhagen."
"When the Three Crowns are to chase a historic third straight world CHAMPIONSHIP gold medal, it is Oliver Ekman Larsson, who will lead the team."
"– There are amazing players who have been captain of the national team before and this is something that you will take home with them."
"Something guldsnack is Arizona-the hill is not interested in after a 6-4 victory against Russia in the Globe, but he agrees that the chase after her and the Three Cent third straight world CHAMPIONSHIP gold medal is extra incentive."
"– Really. It's great to get the chance to lead this team but I don't think it will affect my game so much or how I am in the locker room. It is something that you have learned, that you should be yourself and hopefully it's why they appointed me as captain, " he says."
"– But it is a great honour and it will be fun to get a chance to win."