Video: 2012 NHL Combine ? Hampus Lindholm, Rogle BK
Although a relative unknown to some at the start of the 2011-12 season, Swedish defenseman Hampus Lindholm has made a slow, steady climb up the 2012 draft ranks, to the point where he is a viable candidate to be chosen somewhere in the first round.
Pinpointing where Lindholm might ultimately land in the pecking order at next week's NHL Draft is difficult simply based on information from the scouting services. Central Scotuing, the NHL's scouting arm, has had the Helsingborg, Sweden native on their radar from the beginning of the season, placing him seventh among Swedish players in their preliminary rankings and fourth among European skaters in their final rankings. ISS, on the other hand, didn't have Lindholm in their initial rankings back in October, but had the defender steadily rising to the point where he is ranked 25th overall in their May rankings.… read more