Linus Cronholm

Buffalo Sabres
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Fantasy Summary

Stay at home defenseman with the little offensive potential but a solid defensive package.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 3.5
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country SWE
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth July 3, 2000
Height 6‘1”
Weight 172 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 4; Overall: 117

Observations

 November 2019 – Linus Cronholm is having a rough 2019-20 campaign. For the second time in two seasons, Cronholm has been loaned out by Malmö to an Allsvenskan club. This season, he has been playing for Karlskrona HK and has recorded four points (two goals and two assists) in 20 games. Given that he has stay-at-home tendencies, the point total is not awful. The good news is that Malmö recalled Cronholm yesterday (November 25th). Cronholm will likely log bottom pairing minutes for Malmö, but exposure to playing against veteran SHLers will bode well for his development. Josh Tessler

September 2018 – The Sabres selected another defensive style defenseman, this one in the fourth round with Swede Linus Cronholm. He plays a smart and safe game, using a long reach and size to read the game and react accordingly to the play. Cronholm played most of the season within the SuperElit but was promoted to the SHL for two playoff games with his hometown Malmo Redhawks. Cronholm;s defensive game is already quite good and as a later player in the draft, his offensive does have room to grow as he develops. Marcus Griep


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Malmö Redhawks U16 2 U16 Div.1 11 2 3 5 29 |          
  Malmö Redhawks U16 U16 Elit 2 0 0 0 0 |          
 2015-2016 Skåne TV-Pucken 1 0 1 1 0 |          
  Malmö Redhawks U16 U16 Elit 19 3 9 12 49 |          
 2016-2017 Malmö Redhawks J18 J18 Elit 16 0 5 5 6 |          
  Malmö Redhawks J18 J18 Allsvenskan 14 0 2 2 18 | Playoffs 5 0 1 1
  Malmö Redhawks J20 SuperElit 4 0 0 0 0 |          
  IK Pantern J18 J18 Div.1 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  IK Pantern J20 J20 Div.1 2 0 0 0 2 |          
 2017-2018 Malmö Redhawks J18 J18 Elit 18 6 10 16 45 |          
  Malmö Redhawks J20 SuperElit 37 0 6 6 48 |          
  Malmö Redhawks SHL 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
 2018-2019 Malmö Redhawks J20 SuperElit 8 0 2 2 8 |          
  Malmö Redhawks Champions HL 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  Malmö Redhawks SHL 6 0 1 1 6 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0
  IK Pantern Allsvenskan 36 2 9 11 20 |          
  Sweden U19 (all) International-Jr 4 0 2 2 0 |          
 2019-2020 Malmö Redhawks SHL 8 0 0 0 4 |          
  Karlskrona HK Allsvenskan 31 2 6 8 70 |          
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 5 0 0 0 8 |          

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