Anton Cederholm
Image: Rogle BK

Anton Cederholm

Hometown:

Helsingborg Sweden

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1995-02-21

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2013

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2013

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

5th round (145th overall), 2013

Weight:

209 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2009-10: Anton Cederholm played youth hockey for the Jonstorps club in southwest Sweden – playing in three U20 games as a 15-year-old and skating for the club's U18 team. He had no points with four penalty minutes with Jonstorps U20 in the Division 1 league. In 12 games with Jonstorps U18 team he scored 1 goal with 3 assists and had 14 penalty minutes.

2010-11: Cederholm went from Jonstorps to the larger Rogle club in Angleholm — playing for the club's U20, U18 and U16 teams and skating in six international contests with Sweden's U17 squad. He had no points nor penalty minutes in two U20 SuperElit league games. Cederholm scored 4 goals with 8 assists and had 18 penalty minutes in 31 games with the Rogle U18 team and had 1 assist with 4 penalty minutes in four playoff games. In six games with Sweden's U17 squad he had no points and 6 penalty minutes.

2011-12: Cederholm played 41 games for Rogle BK's U20 team in his second season with the club and represented Sweden in the 2011 U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and the 2012 U17 World Hockey Challenge. He scored 3 goals with 5 assists and was +10 with 71 penalty minutes as Rogle finished eighth in the SuperElit league. Cederholm had no points and was -1 with 2 penalty minutes in five games at the Ivan Hlinka tournament and in six games at the WHC he was scoreless with 4 penalty minutes. Cederholm also played for the Rogle U18 team — scoring 1 goal with 3 assists and finishing +9 with 45 penalty minutes.

2012-13: Cederholm made his debut in Sweden's Elitserien as a 17-year-old — skating in 12 games for Rogle — and skated for Sweden's U18 team at the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial tournament. He had no points with 6 penalty minutes and was -1; averaging nine minutes of ice time per game. Rogle finished last in the Elitserien — winning 15 of 55 games — and was relegated to Allsvenskan after finishing fifth in the six-team Kval series. Cederholm played 38 games for Rogle's U20 team, including two playoff games, scoring 5 goals with 8 assists, and was +25 with 64 penalty minutes. In 11 games with Rogle's U18 team he had 2 assists and was +4 with 16 penalty minutes. In the pre-season Ivan Hlinka Tournament he scored 1 goal with 2 assists and was +3 with 2 penalty minutes. Ranked 25th amongst European skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings prior to the 2013 NHL Draft, he was selected by Vancouver in the fifth round (145th overall). Cederholm was selected by Portland in the first round (60th overall) of the 2013 CHL Import Draft and will play for the Winterhawks in 2013-14.

 

Talent Analysis

Big, mobile, with solid defensive skills, Cederholm is a shutdown specialist. He excels at staying with his man, and positioning himself to best stay with his check. He will not put up monstrous offensive numbers, but he acquits himself well with a good first pass out of he defensive zone.

 

Future

Cederholm is currently playing for the Portland Winterhawks of WHL, after finishing his season with Rogle BK of the Swedish Allsvenskan. Now on North American soil, Canucks management will be able to keep tabs on the 18-year-old defenseman. There is still plenty of time left in his development, but has the size, mobility, and markings of a solid shutdown defenseman with limited offensive upside.

 

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