Molly Engstrom on her decision to play in Sweden

Erica L. Ayala

“I’m going to Sweden because of the way things were handled in the NWHL.”

Dec 21, 2016 for The Ice Garden

On Monday, the NWHL announced the third player departure in the wake of salary cuts. Molly Engstrom of the Whale is the most recent separation; the former Connecticut captain is headed to play for Djurgårdens of the Swedish Women’s Hockey League (SDHL). According to the league press release, Engstrom played her last game for the Whale on Sunday. While no statement from her was provided, The Ice Garden was able to chat with the Olympic medalist on Tuesday.

Engstrom’s interest in playing in Sweden came as a result of her relationship with former Swedish forward Danijela Rundqvist. The conversation about playing in Sweden started back in 2014 when the retired US National Team player was getting her Master’s degree in Russia. The current Djurgårdens club director recruited her…

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