Hockey runs deep in the Rask family, and thanks to Carolina Hurricanes forward Victor Rask, younger sister Fanny is now able to play the sport on a full-time basis without any financial stress to worry about.
Speaking with Sweden's Aftonbladet, the 27-year-old Swedish star opened up about she's been fortunate to play hockey on a full-time basis thanks to her brother's financial support.
***The following excerpt was translated from Google Translate***
"I am very grateful to get that help. It makes me able to focus on hockey and put down the time that I think is required for us to be able to raise women's hockey in Sweden. Then I still have a little concern in the back of the mind about how the future looks. There is no money in any savings account anywhere."
Fanny is competing in the SDHL (Swedish Women's Hockey League) for HV71. Outside of her club team, the left-winger also has been a mainstay for the Swedish Women's National Team suiting up several World Championships and two Olympic Games.
Considering the amount of time she dedicates to playing and training in the sport, it's a nice gesture from Victor to support his sister so she doesn't have to seek out another source of income.
Rask in his third year of a six-year, $24,000,000 contract he signed in July of 2016.
"I feel a responsibility to be a leading player and help the team win, continued Fanny. "Especially now that I have the privilege of just playing hockey. I will perform because I have no excuses."