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2014 NHL Draft: Avalanche pick #144 - Anton Lindholm

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He's the Swedish guy ^^^
He's the Swedish guy ^^^
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The Avalanche have selected Anton Lindholm from Skelleftea/Swedish League in the 5th round. A 19 year old, 6' 192# defenseman, Lindholm has 10 career games in the Elite league while spending most of the last few seasons in the Swedish Juniors. He's left-handed like every other defenseman in the Avs system so he ought to feel right at home.

Another translation of the article linked below, thanks to reader Erik A.

Skellefteå AIK continues the team-building for the coming season. Now it is also clear that the 19-year-old defenceman Anton Lindholm will remain in the club. - Anton has taken a big leap here at the end of the season. He’s strong and plays physically, while he has a good understanding of the game. It’s great that he wants to continue his development with us. Lindholm is a Skellefteå guy. He comes from the village Varuträsk and went through SK Lejon to Skellefteå AIK at age 15. In the fall, he played in Skellefteå AIK J20 team. In the official roster for Skellefteå AIK Anton Lindholm’s name is still missing, although he has proven that he deserves a spot in the big team during the playoffs. Hockey expert Niklas Wikegård lavished him with praise during the last semi-final against Linköping. - Anton Lindholm is better than each of Linköping's defencemen . I wouldn't even switch Lindholm for Magnus Johansson or Jonas Junland… Anton Lindholm in an interview with Västerbottensnytt: It’s been a childhood dream to play in Skellefteå AIK, and this is the best team to develop in.

Here’s some fun google translate hijinks from this article:

Skellefteå AIK continues lagbygget the coming season. Now it is also clear that the 19-year-old hill Anton Lindholm remain in the club.

- Anton has taken a big leap here at the end of the season. He’s strong and plays physically, while he has a good understanding of the game. It’s great that he wants to continue his development with us.

Lindholm is a Skellefteå guy. He comes from the village Varuträsk and went way through Leo SK to Skellefteå AIK at age 15.

In the fall, he played in Skellefteå AIK J20 team. In the official grate for Skelleftea still missing Anton Lindholm’s name, although he bravus taken an a-team place under SM playoffs.

Hockey expert Niklas Wikegård lavished with praise in the last semi-final against Linköping.

- Anton Lindholm is better than each of Linköping slopes. I do not switch off Lindholm even against Mange Johansson and Jonas Junland …

And this says Anton Lindholm Västerbottensnytt:

It’s been a childhood dream to play in Skellefteå AIK, and this is best place to develop on.

Here's his Team Profile Page. Has videos. (Thanks @malinelis!)