Recently Linus Klassen was called up from the AHL to the NHL Nashville Predators. When asked how he improves his stick handling, Klasen answered “Well, I have always been working with a stick, a puck and a ball. I played Floorball, regular bandy, inline hockey and street Hockey as I was younger.” Klasen sites floorball as a sport that helped him improve his stick handling skills for ice hockey. However this is not new news, as Floorball been used in European Ice hockey training systems for the last 25 years. Other NHL players who have been involved with floorball for practice include the Sedin twins, Gaborik, the Hossa brothers and Linus Omark.
Linus Klasen showing his amazing stick handling skills
Linus Omark almost scoring with a floorball inspired air hook