Every Avs Player – Ever! – Anders Myrvold

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Anders Myrvold

Defense — shoots L
Born Aug 12 1975 — Lorenskog, Norway
[40 yrs. ago]
Height 6.02 — Weight 200 [188 cm/91 kg]

Drafted by Quebec Nordiques

– round 5 #127 overall 1993 NHL Entry Draft

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anders_Myrvold

Assault and head injury

On 23 December 2006, Myrvold was assaulted after a Christmas party in Oslo. He received injuries to his head and successfully underwent surgery atUllevål university hospital. Despite all his struggles he managed to come back to the ice, and was an important part of the success when the national team reached the quarter-finals at the 2008 IIHF World Championship in Canada.

Cocaine abuse

In November 2007 Myrvold told the Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang that he had been abusing cocaine for a lengthy period of time. His first time trying the drug was at a party following a game in Detroit. At the time of the interview Myrvold had just finished a 7-week rehab program.[1]

A three-year contract with Stavanger Oilers which Myrvold had signed in June 2008 was cancelled by the club in June 2009 after Myrvold had refused to undergo a drug test which the club had mandated, suspecting that his substance abuse had returned.[2]

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