Hedberg Loves Life In NHL

By Dan Rosen
NHL.com Staff Writer

The backup goalie normally leads an anonymous lifestyle inside an NHL dressing room. Called into the spotlight only when needed, the backup is there to handle all of those unenviable tasks the No. 1 has earned the right to avoid.

It is a thankless job, but if he goes about it the right way, the backup can garner just as much respect inside his dressing room as the No. 1 has throughout the NHL.

Enter Johan Hedberg, who began his professional career in the ECHL.

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