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Continued: New Wild defenseman Folin goes from obscurity to NHL

  • Article by: MICHAEL RUSSO , Star Tribune
  • Last update: April 10, 2014 - 12:24 AM

“To get into one game will teach him what he needs to do over the summer to make sure he’s ready for next year’s training camp,” Tok said. “I think he’ll make it very difficult for the coaching staff to say, ‘You should go down [to the minors].’ He’ll be right there as a player they’ll have to make a decision on.”

Four years ago, Folin sheepishly sat at a freeway gas station waiting for the unknown. Now he is on the verge of playing an NHL game.

How did this teenager not quit and run home to Sweden?

“I play hockey,” Folin said. “I do what I love to do. I went back home that Christmas, and after a few days, I knew I had to go back and give this a try. I’m glad I did.”

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