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Ekman-Larsson, or "Harry Potter" as his teammates call him

Ekman-Larsson, or “Harry Potter” as his teammates call him

While I can’t personally think of a car either of my parents would want less, the gesture is still sort of cool. Oliver Ekman-Larsson bought his parents an orange Lambo (do they even come in other colours?) to say thanks for everything they’ve done for him. “Thanks Oli. Don’t worry about us financially or anything, just make sure we have one really ostentatious super-conspicuous item.” 

I’m being a jerk again, I’m sorry, this is a pretty cool thing. I just did not see this coming from the uber-humble, extremely talented 21 year old d-man.

Here’s what he had to say, in an interview with Julie Robenhymer (by the way, I can’t find the original yet, so this is clumsily translated Swedish):

Before he went to the U.S. last fall he took the opportunity to make his first major purchase in life – an orange Lamborghini for his father Patrick.

“It was his dream car.  I don’t know if it still is, but know that it was at one point.

It was more a kind of gratitude gift for all he has done for me. The gift was for my mom, too. She doesn’t use it very often, but they have done so much for me and still do, so I wanted to give something back. They deserve it.”

Orange.

Lambo.

That ish cray.

(Stick-tap to Petter Carnbro)

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Update: I didn’t realize the family lived in a small town either. This is from correspondence with a Swedish reader:

I don’t think it’s out-of-line with his humble personality, I suspect that since he heard his dad say that he had thoughts of making it happen for him some day as a token of his appreciation.  But boy will that look out-of-place cruising around Karlskrona (a small town of 35k people down here on the southern coast).