For most foreign players that join the USHL, like Green Bay Gamblers defenseman Gustav Olofsson, they must learn English and adapt to American culture while learning to playhockey against the best players from around the nation.

But Olofsson, who grew up in Sweden and played most of his amateur hockey there, has also lived in San Jose for three years and was a member of the Colorado Thunderbirds before joining the Gamblers in 2011.

“It wasn’t that bad,” he said of the move to America.

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