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Pontus Holmberg

Born:March 9, 1999 Draft:2018 Maple Leafs #156 Overall
Hometown:Västerås, SwedenPosition:Center/Left Wing
Known For:Shoots:Left
National Team:SwedenCurrent Team:Växjö Lakers (SHL)

Pontus Holmberg (born 9 March 1999) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Växjö Lakers of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) on loan from the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL). He made his debut for the club in 2018, playing two games.

He was drafted 156th overall by the Maple Leafs in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, after the team traded for the opportunity to select him. On 4 June 2021, Holmberg was signed by the Maple Leafs, to a two-year, entry-level contract. He would remain in the SHL with the Växjö Lakers on loan from Toronto for the 2021–22 season.

Pontus Holmberg Team Sweden
Pontus Holmberg, Team Sweden (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

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Achievements

  • SHL Champion (2021)
  • SHL Playoffs MVP (Stefan Liv Memorial Trophy) (2021)
  • Swedish Forward of the Year (2021)
  • HockeyEttan (AllEttan North) Most Points by U20 Junior (2018)
  • HockeyEttan (West) Most Points by Junior (2018)
  • HockeyEttan to HockeyAllsvenskan Promotion (Västerås) (2018)
  • TV-Pucken Most Assists (2015)
  • U16 Elit (West) Most Assists (2015)
  • U16 Elit (West) Most Points (2015)

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