Andreas Soderberg
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Andreas Soderberg


Skelleftea Sweden

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5th round (148th overall), 2014


200 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C


2010-11: Andreas Soderberg appeared in three games with Skelleftea in Sweden’s top U16 league and skated for the northern Sweden club’s second teams at the U18 and U16 levels. He had 2 assists and 2 penalty minutes with the Skelleftea U16 team.

2011-12: Soderberg split the season between Skelleftea’s U18 and U16 teams and played for Vasterbotten in the TV-Pucken tournament for high school players in Sweden. In ten U18 games he had 2 assists and was +5 with no penalties. Soderberg scored 1 goal with 2 assists and 8 penalty minutes in three U16 games. He scored 4 goals with 6 assists and was +10 with 4 penalty minutes as Vasterbotten captured a gold medal in the TV-Pucken tournament.

2012-13: Soderberg skated for Skelleftea’s bronze medal-winning U18 team. He scored 7 goals with 18 assists and was +12 with 24 penalty minutes in 39 regular season games and was +6 with 3 assists and 2 penalty minutes in nine playoff games.

2013-14: Soderberg played 36 regular season games and two playoff contests for the Skelleftea U20 team as a 17-year-old in his first SuperElit league season. He scored 1 goal with 5 assists and was plus-3 with 14 penalty minutes in the regular season and was minus-2 with 1 goal in the playoffs. Soderberg played 15 games, including three playoff contests, with the Skelleftea U18 team and scored 2 goals with 2 assists; finishing plus-10 with 20 penalty minutes.After not appearing in the Central Scouting mid-term rankings, he was ranked 29th amongst European skaters in the final rankings and selected by Chicago in the fifth round (148th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.


Andreas Soderberg is skating for the Skelleftea U20 team in Sweden to start the 2014-15 season and is a candidate to represent his country in the 2015 World Juniors. One of five young defensemen from Sweden whose rights are held by the Blackhawks, Soderberg is still fairly early in the development process but his success last season makes him an intriguing prospect.

No shortage of collegiate, European prospects in Chicago Blackhawks system

by Anthony Lyen

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Photo: Chicago prospect Anthony Louis helped Miami reach the NCAA Tournament with a 36 point sophomore campaign. (courtesy of Tim Zechar/Icon Sportswire)

Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman has seen the enormous potential in scouting both European and collegiate players, and nothing shows this more than his recent draft history. In the last two drafts, 12 of Bowman’s 17 selections would skate in either the NCAA or Europe the very next season. 
There’s clearly no rush to get these young guns to the NHL just yet, so allowing these prospects to perfect their game in their respective leagues has been crucial for their development. Several Blackhawks prospects will also have a chance for an NCAA Championship at the 2015 Frozen Four as well.

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