Episode 63: Gerard Hanson
"A playmaker more than a goal scorer..." is how Gerard Hanson describes himself. In this exclusive interview with The Forecast, the 25 year-old Swedish forward explains how early training in Scandinavia is different to North America. He and his European peers didn't see the puck for the first five years, the drills were heavily focussed on skating skills - which means Gerard should be an asset when Storm play the big ice teams. Plus he reveals to Stephen Packer that former Manchester Storm defender Paul Phillips was the one who recommended Gerard consider the English Elite League team top of his list as a first year pro.