On Tuesday September 8th, the Jacksonville Icemen announced the re-signing of Swedish defenseman Jacob Cederholm. This will be his third season in the ECHL and his third with the Icemen. During the 2019-20 season, Cederholm played 45 games, recording seven assists for a total of seven points. He also added 30 penalty minutes.
Cederholm spent the last two years between the Jacksonville Icemen and the Manitoba Moose. He was called up eight times to the American Hockey League during that span. He was selected 97th overall in the draft’s fourth round back in 2016.
Prior to his stint with the Icemen, the native of Helsingborg, Sweden spent four seasons playing in the Swedish Hockey League. Starting at age 16, he did so primarily with HV71 Jonkoping. The right-handed shooter played 80 games there before making the move out to North America.
Taking a look at his youth days, Cederholm won the bronze in 2014 at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. Adding to that, he also won a pair of silvers at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup and U18 World Championships.
During an interview on Tuesday, Cederholm said upon signing his contract, “Last year I did add a lot more physicality into my game. And this upcoming year that’s what I’m excited to see for myself. See what I can add more to the team and more as far as value.”
Previously announced signings include Abbott Girduckis, Adam Dauda, Brendan Warren, Ian McKinnon and Jarod Hilderman. This also includes Kevin McKernan and Nathan Perkovich. As per a league announcement, the 2020-21 season is set to begin on the fourth of December.