Simon Holmström

2019 NHL Draft
Photo courtesy of SHL.se

Fantasy Summary

Very talented player with upside to become a productive top-six winger. Capable of making plays and finishing them. Great skater. Injuries have been a major concern for him during crucial development years.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 4.5
Country SWE
Position RW
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth May 24, 2001
Height 5‘11”
Weight 172 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

February 2019 – A year ago, Holmström was seen as a high first-rounder after a great season in the SuperElit as a 16-year-old. But this season has been very difficult for him because he’s had multiple injuries and hasn’t been able to play much because of them. He had a hip surgery in the summer leading up to his draft season, broke his thumb in the first half of the season, and then suffered a concussion in the second half. It’s very unfortunate he’s missed so much time due to injuries during these crucial development years. Holmström is an excellent playmaker from the wing. He has very good vision, and he can make crisp passes. He also has a great shot which makes him a dual-threat. He’s a very talented skater who combines speed with agility. Holmström could be a faller in the NHL Entry Draft because of the injury concerns. But if he’s still available in the second round, his upside is definitely worth a selection there.  Jokke Nevalainen


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Tranås AIF U16 U16 Div.1 17 6 14 20 2 |          
 2015-2016 Småland TV-Pucken 6 0 0 0 0 |          
  HV71 U16 2 U16 Div.1 4 1 1 2 0 |          
  HV71 U16 U16 Elit 5 2 3 5 2 | Playoffs QC 5 5 2 7
  HV71 U16 U16 SM 7 2 1 3 2 |          
 2016-2017 Småland TV-Pucken 6 5 8 13 0 |          
  HV71 U16 2 U16 Div.1 2 2 4 6 0 |          
  HV71 U16 U16 Elit 13 14 16 30 16 | Playoffs QC 3 1 4 5
  HV71 U16 U16 SM 3 3 3 6 0 |          
  HV71 J18 J18 Elit 13 2 2 4 25 |          
  HV71 J18 J18 Allsvenskan 13 2 7 9 2 | Playoffs 5 1 1 2
  Sweden U16 (all) International-Jr 9 0 1 1 6 |          
 2017-2018 HV71 J18 J18 Elit 7 1 7 8 2 |          
  HV71 J18 J18 Allsvenskan 1 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 3 2 1 3
  HV71 J20 SuperElit 28 11 19 30 6 | Playoffs 6 1 7 8
  HV71 SHL 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  Sweden U17 (all) International-Jr 8 1 3 4 2 |          
 2018-2019 HV71 J18 J18 Allsvenskan 3 1 3 4 0 |          
  HV71 J20 SuperElit 21 7 13 20 10 |          
  HV71 SHL 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 2 0 1 1 0 |          

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