This kid is playing for Spokane in the WHL, he has 37 points in 15 games. He was born in 1993. Why wasn't he drafted? Sorry if there's a legit reason and I'm asking a dumb question.
Size and strength are the predominant factors as far as I'm aware. I've only see him play once, at the Subway Super Series in Victoria last year, and he wasn't very impressive there. Seemed to be easily muscled off the puck, kept to the outside, and made some bad plays when he couldn't outskate the opposition.
52 in 22 games for this guy so far in WHL. Got to think he'll be signed soon.
It's actually 55 in 22
22-25-30-55 which equals 2.5 Points per game
Even in Shinnimin's overage year he only ended with
69-58-76-134 which equals a pedestrian 1.94 PPG
Now that said I basically agree with everyone who has posted above that he's going to be a U of A Golden Bear, ECHL, perhaps AHL or Europe bound. If for some strange reason though Holmberg could actually sustain 2.5 PPG for the entire season his stat line would end like this:
Perhaps if he actually sustained THAT we made need to revisit his NHL potential.
But let's be REAL that is NOT going to happen. Holmberg will be lucky to sustain somewhere between 140-155 pts because as the season wears on (just like in the NHL) it will be harder to score then it is now.