Philip Holm

by Cam Robinson on May 30, 2017

Philip Holm - photo courtesy: canucksarmy.com

Philip Holm, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-1

Weight: 196

Born: 1991-12-08

Hometown: Stockholm, SWE

Signed as Free Agent (05/27/17)

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

May 2017 – The Vancouver Canucks have come to terms with the unrestricted free agent after a successful season in the SHL where Holm saw increases in both his counting stats and deployment. The 25-year-old led the league with a plus-24 rating while skating over 18 minutes a night for the Växjö Lakers HC. The smooth-skating defender tripled his previous season’s output from seven to 21 points this past season and followed that up with a solid showing for Team Sweden as the Tre Kroner captured gold at the World Championships.

 

Holm projects as a steady and smart player who can challenge for a spot on the team’s third pair. While not known for his creativity or offensive instincts, he does offer quick, reliable outlet passes and the ability to skate the puck up the ice, using his legs to help transition the offense.

 

Holm is exempt from the expansion draft and is signed to a one-year entry-level contract. Cam Robinson

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: C

A smart and reliable defender with strong skating skills but a limited offensive ceiling.  

 

 

Footage:  N/A

 

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