Interview with Luleå Forward, Noel Gunler



Photo courtesy of Pär Bäckström/Bildbyrån


Noel Gunler is a top Swedish prospect eligible for the 2020 NHL draft. He is a decent skater with an incredible shot as well as playmaking abilities. This season he played in his first full SHL season with Luleå HF, the club he has been playing with since he was a 16-year-old. In 45 games, Gunler scored four goals and nine assists for 13 total points. 


I was able to ask Noel a couple of questions through Instagram.


Question: So first question. When did you start playing hockey and who was your favorite player growing up?

Answer: First time I skated I was 3 years old. My favorite player growing up was Patrick Kane.”


Question: What do you like most about the position you play and what kind of playing style do you bring to a team?

Answer: What I like most with my position is that I can get some good rushes and create offensive plays. I bring a smart playing style. Good hockey sense can make good plays to my teammates.I wanna be a goal scorer that’s my number one thing, to help my team win.”


Question: Now reflect on your season with Luleå HF?

Answer: I think it’s been good, we had a really good team. I think I had a good first season in the SHL and learned a lot. It’s been some ups and downs this seas