What about his brother and what about the other Swedes the Canucks drafted?
They both play similar puckpossesion style but pathrik is basically better at everything skillwise. Dont understand why they wouldn't take ponthus tho considering swedes tend to bloom later. And double twin lines would be funny as hell
It might be lower tier men's league, the one relegated teams go to. I always forget the names of them.
The top Swedish league is Elitserien, aka the Swedish Elite League (SEL).
The second tier Swedish pro league is HockeyAllsvenskan and that is where he plays for Malmö having come up through their development system. Last season he split the year between the Junior and Men's team.
A skilled offensive player. Has great chemistry with his twin-brother Ponthus. Good hockey sense and is the more noticeable goal scorer of the the two. Passing and shooting game is good and so is his puckhandling. Cycles the puck often with his brother. The question has been raised if he can be a productive player without his twin.
And his undrafted twin brother Ponthus - Henrik Lite?
Although quite similar to his twin-brother Pathrik, Ponthus usually is the one that sets up the plays. Fine offensive awareness and playmaking ability. Nice hands and protects the puck well, while cycling away with his brother.
This could turn out to be a great pick. I love those Westerholm twins they play like... well poor man Sedins. They are both much better in the offensive one than the defensive, but they tend to stay in the offensive zone for long stretches of time when they are on the ice, playing a cycle game. Pathrik is clearly the most talented of the twins. He will work better as a winger I think since he is not that overly responsible on his own end, but he got some serious offensive skill. I would not be surprised at all to see the twins in Swedens u-20 team next year, or at least Pathrik.
They remind me of a mix between the Sedins and Carl Söderberg. I just hope they have a little more drive than Söderberg.
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.
where is that? I can't imagine they are willing to wait two years.
also erixon was undrafted and is also 21
It's in the CBA. Erixon turns 22 this year so he becomes a UFA. But as I mentioned somewhere else, there may be another rule that gives you a window to sign undrafted players like Tochkin (as the original person I responded to mentioned) but I'm not sure. After all, Ponthus has been invited to our development camp so it would seem that the option to sign him is there. Guess we'll have to wait to find out for certain.
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Our resident Swede at CC says that brother Ponthus has been given an invite to the next weeks prospect camp.
Soon the Vancouver Canucks may have a new set of twins on the team. Malmö's Pathrik Westerholm was drafted on Saturday. Now hockeysverige.se can reveal that the team is also going after his twin brother Ponthus.
"We will invite him to our camp," talent scout Thomas Gradin tells hockeysverige.se.
There was some Swedish excitement during the last few rounds of Saturday's NHL draft at the Xcel Energy Center. In the sixth round the Vancouver Canucks used their sixth pick to draft Malmö's Pathrik Westerholm. That gave the team the opportunity to use their seventh and last pick on his twin brother Ponthus.
Instead the Canucks chose to pick Frölunda D-man Henrik Tömmernes. Despite this there may be an opening for a new twin duo in Vancouver. After the draft GM Mike Gillis explained to hockeysverige.se that they have plans to acquire the rights to Ponthus Westerholm as well.
"We had one pick left after we drafted Pathrik and we said to ourselves, where can he go? So we drafted another player and now we have the opportunity to bring in Ponthus as well," Gillis says.
Vancouver's Swedish scout Thomas Gradin:
"We want them both. We will invite Ponthus to our camp here in July and then we'll just take it from there."
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