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Canucks 2011 6th Round Pick, 180th Overall - F Pathrik Westerholm
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06-25-2011, 11:36 PM
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Vancouver, BC
Vancouver wants new twins
Can recruit brothers Westerholm
Soon to Vancouver Canucks have a new Swedish twin pairs in the club. Malmö Pathrik Westerholm was drafted by the club on Saturday. Now you can hockeysverige.se reveal that the club is also looking for twin brother Ponthus.
- We will invite him to our camp, says the scout Thomas Gradin to hockeysverige.se.
ST. PAUL It was a little Swedish tension in the final rounds of Saturday's NHL draft in the Xcel Energy Center. In the sixth round of the Vancouver Canucks used their sjätteval to draft Malmö Pathrik Westerholm . It gave the club the opportunity to use his seventh and final selection of his twin brother Ponthus. Now Canucks chose instead to draft Frölunda Hill Henry Tömmernes with that choice. Despite this, there may be a new tvillingduo in Vancouver. After drafter revealed general manager Mike Gillis for hockeysverige.se that there are plans to usurp the rights to Ponthus Westerholm , too. - We had a choice left after we draft Pathrik and said to ourselves: "Where will he go?" So we draft a player and now we have the option of receiving Ponthus also says Gillis. Vancouver's Swedish scout Thomas Gradin: - We like them both. We will invite Ponthus to our camp here in July and we will take it from there. Looks like the Tömmernes stay in Sweden Brothers Westerholm established in Malmö's premier teams during this past season. Pathrik made eight goals and 21 points in 34 games while Ponthus had seven goals and 13 points in 24 games. Regarding Henry Tömmernes this was the last chance for an NHL club to take over his rights. - We sajnade another Swedish back, Sebastian Erixon , here before and we think that Henry is a similar back. A clever, agile and aggressive player with good skating. Such can never have too many, said Mike Gillis, and is backed by Thomas Gradin, who also points to the financial benefits of draft an over-aged players who Tömmernes. - Henry has played well and still developing. He is still so young, although he has gone through a couple drafter. It is often so you either have to wait and sign him as a free agent and then the cost is usually much more expensive. Then it is better to draft him so we have him for free in that respect. Do you see him in the AHL this fall or should he stay in Frölunda? - Is it that Frölunda want him and he will play regularly seems to us that it is the best for his development. Would not it be so he can play in the American Hockey League. He has played two seasons in the premier league and you can play where you can play in the AHL, says Thomas Gradin.
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