“My family is very supportive; they always wanted me to be happy – and that meant playing soccer professionally. My dad has always been by my side, taking me to practices all the way to either the University of British Columbia or Simon Fraser University; and of course my mom, who would love making meals for me when I would come home tired from practice. Without their support, I couldn’t have done it.”
Atwal was drafted into the Western Hockey League (WHL) by the Prince Albert Raiders in 2010 during the Bantam draft at the age of 14.
DARPAN had the chance to speak with Alexander Edler about the current season, how he stays calm and his career-long tenure with the Canucks.
DARPAN had the chance to speak to the first line right winger about his position beside the Sedin twins, his take on a new team and what he brings to the ice every time he laces up his skates.
Darpan Magazine was on hand for a quick-paced and rigorous Vancouver Whitecaps practice at the University of British Columbia, where the Caps occasionally train this year. After practice, we had the pleasure of speaking with the Whitecaps’ soft-spoken yet smooth striker Darren Mattocks.