A big, fearless stay-at-home defenseman. Limited in terms of offensive upside and puck skills, but usually plays a simple and smart game. Not the fastest of skater, but decent mobility. Has the tools to become a reliable depth defenseman logging big minutes on the penalty kill. (EP, 2013)
Cederholm, Anton – LD – Rogle (SEL) – 6’2” 205
Anton has worked his way up the Rogle system playing U16, J18 and J20 games as a 15 year old and
didn’t look back playing in the J20 since with the exception of a few games here and there. He
worked his way up to the Elitserien this season playing 12 games in the men’s league. Unfortunately
Rogle was relegated to the Allsvenskan league for the 2013-2014 season. Anton is a big bodied
defenseman who loves to play physical and use his size to intimidate his opponents. He makes some
huge open ice hits and destroys opponents along the boards. In one on one situations he utilizes both
his stick and his body to make good plays and is reliable defensively. Anton moves the puck
incredibly well and shows the ability to create breakout situations moving the puck over two lines
and hitting his man tape to tape. He moves the puck intelligently in all three zones, but generally
doesn’t do much more offensively other than move the puck well. He needs to work on his skating
ability but it’s not a major concern at this point. He will never put up a ton of offensive points but he
plays a solid, mean, physical defensive game and chips in with his smart puck moving ability.
He leaped a lot of players in Rogle's system to play at the SEL.
From Corey Pronman's top 100 prospects
90. Anton Cederholm, Defense, Rogle (SEL)
Cederholm is not the type of prospect who puts up gaudy counting numbers as he does not possess notable offensive skill, but he is a big, mobile defenseman who processes the game at a desirable level. He keeps the play in front of him due to very good defensive positioning with his body and stick. His above-average skating allows him to get back well. He shows good ability to pivot and skate backwards in such a manner to stay with quick forwards. He knows how to take his assignments, and he will use his body to bump them off of pucks. He is well developed physically for a U18, measuring at 6'2" and 204 pounds. His puck skills are limited, but he will make a fine first pass out of his zone. He relies on better puck movers to get it through the neutral zone. He will flash a moderate breakout pass, because his hockey sense allows him to see those lanes open, but in general he prefers a conservative style.