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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.


Observations

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June 2022 – Holmstrom’s three goals tied for Bridgeport’s top playoff sniper and he finished with four points in six games. This is encouraging after a 68-game, 43-point AHL campaign. He should get a good look at training camp. Mark Allan

March 2022 – A surprise 23rd-overall pick in the 2019 NHL draft, Holmström continues to learn the minor-pro ropes in his third and best turn with Bridgeport of the AHL. In 50 games with the baby Islanders, the 20-year-old Swede has 24 points in 50 games. The shifty two-way RW features above-average skating and stickhandling as well as a good wrist shot, strong work ethic and a team-first mindset. Mark Allan

October 2021 — Holmstrom was assigned to the Bridgeport Islanders of the AHL out of training camp. Mark Allan

July 2021 – The 20-year-old is expected to be back in Bridgeport for a third time after a mixed-bag 2020-21. Besides posting just a goal and an assist in 11 outings for HC Vita Hästen in the Allsvenskan (Sweden’s second-best pro hockey league), Holmström had four scores and three helpers in 24 AHL games, matching his point-per-game pace from the previous season. Intriguingly, he had five assists in as many games at the WJC tournament. Mark Allan

March 2021 – Although the Isles raised eyebrows when they took the Swede 23rd overall at the 2019 draft, Holmström is beginning to make that look better with two goals and three points in a recent three-game stretch for Bridgeport. The winger stands second on the Sound Tigers so far with four points and 12 shots on goal. He’ll need time to crack the NHL roster, but looks like he will someday. Mark Allan

January 2021 – Holmström had a solid five assists in as many outings in his first appearance in the WJ