Axel Holmstrom

Hometown:

Arvidsjaur Sweden

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1996-06-29

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2014

Shoots:

left

Drafted:

2014

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

7th round (196th overall), 2014

Weight:

194 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History
Talent Analysis
Holmstrom possesses the ability to play with pace and energy befitting his projection as an eventual third line center in the NHL. He also has good offensive upside, having posted impressive statistics in Sweden's J-20 SuperElit. If he wishes to take a step forward he must work on his skating, which at the moment is slow.
Future
The 2014-15 season will see Holmstrom return to Skelleftea J-20 of the SuperElit, with the possibility of moving up to Skelleftea's SHL team.

2014 NHL Draft: Detroit Red Wings draft review

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Photo: Detroit drafted Michigan native Dylan Larkin, committed to play for the University of Michigan, with the 15th overall pick of the 2014 NHL Draft (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

 

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