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Sport Chek Prospect Profile: Jacob Cederholm

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators


  • Position: Defenseman
  • Date of birth: January 30, 1998
  • Shoots: Right
  • Height: 6' 4"
  • Weight: 187 lbs
  • 2015-16 team: HV Jr., SWEDEN-JR.

Scouting Report

"At 6-3, he’s a big, mobile defender who will likely get bigger and more powerful as he physically matures. Looks like a future mobile shutdown horse for whichever team gets him, but there isn’t much of an offensive element emerging from him at present." – Kirk Luedeke,


  • Made his Swedish Hockey League debut playing with HV71 at the age of 16.
  • In 2015-16 he won silver medals with Sweden at the Hlinka Memorial and the U-18 WJC.
  • His older brother, Anton Cederholm was selected in the 5th round by the Vancouver Canucks in 2013.

2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Jacob Cederholm, Sweden

"I try and model my game after Viktor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning. He's a big defenseman who is strong and heavy. He moves his feet pretty well for being so big too. I look up to him because he's grown his offence and I just want to follow in his footsteps." - Jacob Cederholm

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