Pontus Holmberg

Toronto Maple Leafs
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Fantasy Summary

Puck-possession winger with top-six upside


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 4.0
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

Observations

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. 


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Västmanland TV-Pucken 5 0 0 0 0 |          
  Västerås IK U16 U16 Elit 28 13 23 36 2 |          
 2014-2015 Västmanland TV-Pucken 11 7 11 18 2 |          
  Västerås IK U16 U16 Elit 27 19 46 65 8 |          
  Västerås IK Ungdom J18 J18 Div.1 11 11 13 24 2 |          
  Västerås IK J18 J18 Elit 4 2 2 4 0 |          
 2015-2016 Västerås IK J18 J18 Elit 32 9 25 34 8 | Playoffs 2 2 0 2
 2016-2017 Västerås IK J18 J18 Elit 8 9 11 20 6 |          
  Västerås IK J18 J18 Allsvenskan 2 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 8 4 4 8
  Västerås IK J20 SuperElit 45 6 12 18 10 |          
 2017-2018 Västerås IK J20 SuperElit 12 5 6 11 4 |          
  Västerås IK Division 1 36 7 13 20 10 | Kvalserien AS 8 2 4 6
  Växjö Lakers HC SHL 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  Sweden U19 (all) International-Jr 4 1 5 6 4 |          
 2018-2019 Växjö Lakers HC SHL 24 3 4 7 6 |          
  Växjö Lakers HC Champions HL 6 0 2 2 4 |          
  Sweden U20 WJC-20 - - - - - |          
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 6 2 2 4 4 |          

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