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Fantasy Summary

Puck-possession winger with top-six upside


Observations

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October 2020 – Holmberg’s 2020-21 campaign has begun in the SHL and he’s off to a hot start with 4 goals and 5 points in his first 8 games. His 11 SOG in that time is low relative to his teammates who are doing most of the shooting, but playing 16 minutes per night and being offensively successful is a great sign for the two-way forward. After finishing 8th on his team in scoring in 2019-20 and not taking much of a step forward offensively, this burst of scoring is a pleasant indicator that he can serve as more than a bottom-six safe-play corsi-generator. Now in his third SHL season, he has the experience to earn more minutes if he continues to produce and could be a dark horse competitor for a Leafs depth position in 2021-22. Hayden Soboleski

January 2019 – The WJC tournament was a disappointment for Holmberg (and Team Sweden as a whole). The squad was upset in the quarterfinal round, and the winger (who ended up in the middle-six for the majority of the showing) managed zero points in five games. This isn’t a step backwards but it is a missed opportunity for the youngster having a good year up up to this point. Hayden Soboleski

 

December 2018 – Holmberg has made Team Sweden for the upcoming WJCs, and is starting the tournament on the top line. This is a prime opportunity for an offensive breakout. Hayden Soboleski

 

December 2018 – One of the Leafs’ fastest-developing prospects, Holmberg is now being moved to the RW to get him on the top line, rather than playing 2C/3C. He has now played all three forward positions this campaign. Hayden Soboleski

 

November 2018 – In his rookie SHL campaign as a 19-year-old, Holmberg has racked up 7 points in 18 games so far and is considered a strong candidate to play for Team Sweden in the upcoming WJC. He is still a complimentary player rather than a true offensive driver, but this is still good progress for a late-round pick in his d+1 season. Don’t draft yet, but keep an eye out. Hayden Soboleski

 

The Leafs traded a 2019 pick for this 2018 one to select Holmberg, who was clearly on their radar as a late-round flyer. A smaller winger who can maintain puck possession is right up the Leafs’ alley and despite minimal SHL playing time in his draft year, his Junior and Division 1 play was apparantly strong enough to make a trade a snag Holmberg.

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 5.0
Country SWE
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth March 9, 1999
Height 5‘10”
Weight 174 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 6; Overall: 156

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 VästmanlandTV-Pucken5 0 00 0|        
  Västerås IK U16U16 Region28 13 2336 2|        
 2014-2015 VästmanlandTV-Pucken11 7 1118 2|        
  Västerås IK U16U16 Region27 19 4665 8|        
  Västerås IK Ungdom J18J18 Div.111 11 1324 2|        
  Västerås IK J18J18 Region4 2 24 0|        
 2015-2016 Västerås IK J18J18 Region32 9 2534 8|Playoffs2 2 02
 2016-2017 Västerås IK J18J18 Region8 9 1120 6|        
  Västerås IK J18J18 Allsvenskan2 0 00 0|Playoffs8 4 48
  Västerås IK J20J20 Nationell45 6 1218 10|        
 2017-2018 Västerås IK J20J20 Nationell12 5 611 4|        
  Västerås IKHockeyEttan36 7 1320 10|Kvalserien AS8 2 46
  Växjö Lakers HCSHL2 0 00 0|        
  Sweden U19 (all)International-Jr4 1 56 4|        
 2018-2019 Växjö Lakers HCSHL47 3 710 12|Playoffs7 0 00
  Växjö Lakers HCChampions HL6 0 22 4|        
  Sweden U20WJC-205 0 00 0|        
  Sweden U20 (all)International-Jr13 2 35 4|        
 2019-2020 Växjö Lakers HCSHL52 7 1017 14|        
 2020-2021 Växjö Lakers HCSHL10 4 15 4|        

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