After a trade, the Leafs have nabbed a pick to get Pontus Holmberg from Vaxjo in Sweden.
— Brennan Klak (@nhlupdate) June 23, 2018
Holmberg played most of the year in the 3rd tier men’s league in Sweden, Hockeyettan (Division 1), with VIK Västerås. He has signed a contract to play for Vaxjo Lakers next season. He made that team for just 2 games this year on loan from his Division 1 club.
Holmberg, like Mac Hollowell, the Leafs’ 4th round pick, and Sean Durzi, their 2nd round pick, is on his 2nd time through the draft. The overager has been a solid contributor on the lower tier Swedish squad, with 20 points in 26 games. Here’s his full stats profile, from eliteprospects.com.
Holmberg is touted as a speedy playmaking winger who is creatively intelligent on the ice.
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