2008-09: Patrick Cehlin played most of the season for Djugardens in the J20 league. In 36 games, he scored 10 goals and added 25 assists for 35 points. In 6 playoff games in that league, Cehlin scored 1 goal and added 2 assists for 3 points. Chelin played for Sweden in the U-18 World Junior Championships, scoring 2 goals and adding 2 assists for 4 points in 6 games.
2009-10: Cehlin played for Djurgardens in the Elitserien for most of the season. In 54 games, he scored 5 goals and added 6 assists for 11 points. In 16 playoff games, Cehlin picked up 2 assists.
2010-11: Cehlin skated in 48 of 54 games for Djurgardens in Sweden's Elitserien as a 19-year-old. Averaging just over 12 minutes of ice time per game, Cehlin scored 4 goals with 12 assists and was +6 with 14 PMs. Djurgardens finished sixth during the regular season. Cehlin skated in 6 of 7 games during Djurgardens' first round series with Lulea and was -2 with 1 goal and 2 PMs. Cehlin played for fourth-place Sweden at the 2011 U20 World Junior Championship and was +4 with 4 goals, 2 assists and 18 PMs.
2011-12: Cehlin spent his third season with Djurgarden; appearing in 48 of 55 games, primarily in a lower line role. He scored 10 goals with 4 assists and was plus-one with 20 penalty minutes while averaging 10:26 minutes of ice time. Djurgarden finished 11th in the Elitserien and was relegated to Allsvenskan after finishing third in the five-team Kval series. Cehlin skated in 8 of 10 games during the Kval series and was minus-two with no points and 2 penalty minutes. He signed a three-year entry-level contract with Nashville in June 2012.
An excellent skater. Cehlin accelerates really well and has good top speed. He is an offensive minded player with good technical skills and creativity. Passes the puck well and is a good scorer too. Could use some fine-tuning in his defensive game. Size is a drawback, although he has grown a bit since the end of last season.
Cehlin should play his rookie season at the AHL level with the Admirals while he adjusts to the size and speed of the North American game. He needs to bring his offensive talents every night in order to stay in Milwaukee's starting line-up and not be assigned to the ECHL.