Ice hockey player
| 12 August 1975 (age 40)
Lorenskog, NOR (1975-08-12) |
127th overall, 1993
Valerenga Ishockey, Stavanger Oilers
Anders Myrvold (born 12 August 1975) is a Norwegian former professional ice hockey player, who last played for Norwegian GET-ligaen club Frisk Tigers. He made his National Hockey League (NHL) debut for the Colorado Avalanche on 6 October 1995, and has been part of the Norwegian national team. In the NHL, Myrvold played for Colorado (he was drafted by the team's predecessor, the Quebec Nordiques), Boston Bruins, New York Islanders, and Detroit Red Wings. He played four games in the 1995–96 Colorado Avalanche season when they became Stanley Cup Champions.
On 23 December 2006, Myrvold was assaulted after a Christmas party in Oslo. He received injuries to his head and successfully underwent surgery at Ullevål university hospital. Despite all his struggles he managed to come back to the ice, and was an important part of the success when the national team reached the quarter-finals at the 2008 IIHF World Championship in Canada.
In November 2007 Myrvold told the Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang that he had been abusing cocaine for a lengthy period of time. His first time trying the drug was at a party following a game in Detroit. At the time of the interview Myrvold had just finished a 7-week rehab program.
A three-year contract with Stavanger Oilers which Myrvold had signed in June 2008 was cancelled by the club in June 2009 after Myrvold had refused to undergo a drug test which the club had mandated, suspecting that his substance abuse had returned.
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