Did this happen recently? I know that the Sedins invited him over a year ago so I'm wondering if, with the lockout and everything, it's taken a while for him to actually have a chance to advantage of the twins' invitation.
From Aftonbladet, March 15th, 2012 (translations courtesy of "Per" at CanucksCorner):
Kristian, 16: ”It feels incredible that they take the time”
Stopped by heart condition – comforted by the Sedins
A heart condition stopped Brynäs’s Norwegian junior player Kristian Nervik Nilsen from continuing with hockey. This week he found a silver lining as the Sedin brothers invited him to Vancouver.
“It feels incredible that they take the time to stop and think about things like this,” says Kristian to Gefle Dagblad.
A month ago Kristian Nervik Nilsen received the message that would change his life. A genetic heart condition prevents him from continuing with hockey. He’s not even allowed to practice with Brynäs’s B-juniors any longer.
When Daniel and Henrik read about Kristian’s tragic fate they acted . They sent a letter and a signed hockey stick that has been used in an NHL game to Brynäs’s head office.
“I was stunned. It said that I was invited to Vancouver, and apart from meeting them I’ll also get to watch an NHL game. It’d be a fantastic experience! We’ll see if it comes true.. The stick will get a special place any way,” says Kristian.
The Sedin twins were last year nominated to the Foundation Award, an award given to an NHL player who has enriched life for people in the society.
“It feels incredible that they take the time to stop and think about these things. I mean, they are superstars and of course huge in Norway as well. These are players I’ve looked up to and had as role models,” says Kristian.Kalle Karlsson
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