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Canucks sign Cederholm to entry-level contract

Tuesday, 05.20.2014 / 1:37 PM / News

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Canucks sign Cederholm to entry-level contract
The Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday signed defenseman Anton Cederholm to an entry-level contract. Terms were not disclosed.

The Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday signed defenseman Anton Cederholm to an entry-level contract. Terms were not disclosed.

Cederholm, 19, was a fifth-round pick (No. 145) in the 2013 NHL Draft. He spent this season with the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League, scoring four goals and 16 points with 95 penalty minutes in 71 regular-season games. He added two goals, five points and 16 penalty minutes in 21 playoff games, helping Portland advance to the WHL Championship.

The Helsingborg, Sweden native has represented his country on multiple occasions, including the IIHF World Junior U18 Tournament (2011-12 and 2012-13) and U17 Tournament (2010-11 and 2011-12).

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