HALIFAX— Nikolaj Ehlers has never been short of advice when it comes to playing hockey, having grown up around the sport.
His father, Heinz Ehlers, is a former pro player in Europe who was a draft pick of the New York Rangers in 1984. After his pro career, he moved into coaching and he’s currently head coach of HC Lausanne in the top Swiss league.
Ehlers’ older brother, Sebastian, 20, plays hockey professionally in their native Denmark and has represented his country nationally at the world junior championship.
But, according to the Halifax Mooseheads forward, there’s one person that holds the most sway when it comes to breaking down his game.
His 14-year-old sister, Caroline.
“She’s actually my head coach at home,” said Ehlers, who was selected by Halifax with the sixth overall pick in June’s CHL import draft. “She watches every game and she really knows hockey. When I come home she always says, ‘You did that wrong or you did that right.’ She’s amazing.”
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