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Fantasy Summary

Big bodied forward with good hands in tight who likes to cause havoc in front of the opposing net. Must improve his skating in order to utilize his offensive skills at the next level


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January 2021 – The monstrous 6’8 forward showed impressive tools at the WJC. He scored not one, but two sliky between the leg goals as the net-front presence on Sweden’s power-play unit. The 19-year-old. recorded three points in five games as the Swedes saw their tournament end prematurely as they fell to the Finns in the quarter-finals. His skating remains an area in need of improvement, but at his size, he’s extremely difficult to get the puck away from. This tournament flashed the upside that could be coming – although the wait time is likely extensive. Cam Robinson

December 2020 – After dominating at Sweden’s J20 level last season, Soderblom has spent more time on the SHL roster this season but has been held pointless in limited minutes through just seven games. Like many of his fellow Red Wings prospects, Soderblom is expected to be on the Swedish roster for the 2021 World Junior Championships. Nick Richard

October 2020 – Söderblom was a dominant force at the J20 level for Frölunda last season where he finished with 29 goals and 26 assists in just 36 games. However, he struggled to produce at the next level where his size and strength advantage was not as evident, and he failed to register a point through 10 games with Frölunda’s senior squad. A massive man at 6-7 and over 225 pounds, Söderblom does not play an overly physical style but uses his body to establish net front position and win battles for loose pucks. His hands are much smoother than his feet, with his short and choppy stride being his greatest hindrance to success at the next level. He is expected to have a more regular role in the SHL this coming season. Nick Richard

 

March 2020 – Söderblom has been a very solid contributor for Frölunda J20 in the SuperElit this season. He’s a big body that is hard to handle and has good hands around the net, making him hard to defend. Skating is an issue and may be the blip that prevents him from being a star at the next level, the SHL. Ashley Glover

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country SWE
Position RW
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth July 5, 2001
Height 6‘8”
Weight 238 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 6; Overall: 159

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Frölunda HC U16 2U16 Div.112 9 110 10|        
 2015-2016 Frölunda HC U16 2U16 Div.115 9 615 4|        
  Frölunda HC U16 3U16 Div.23 11 112 0|        
  Frölunda HC U16U16 Region8 2 24 25|        
  Frölunda HC U16U16 SM8 1 01 0|        
 2016-2017 Frölunda HC U16U16 Region24 23 1639 6|        
  GöteborgTV-Pucken6 1 45 2|        
  Frölunda HC U16U16 SM8 7 512 4|<