Bombers Bolster Blue Line With Addition of Cederstam
The Long Beach Bombers are proud to announce the signing of Swedish defenseman, William Cederstam. The Örnsköldsvik native is a 6’1, 175-lb left shot. Cederstam was born June 26, 1998. He is targeting a debut, tonight, against the Ontario Avalanche.
There are many connections between Cederstam and the Long Beach Bombers. He is from the same hometown as Markus Lindholm (2015-2016), he played for Borlänge in 2016-2017, which is the same club Marcus Rhodin (2013-2014) played for after his season in Long Beach, and he most recently played for Hammarö HC, the long-time home of Anton Rhöse (2014-2015).
This season, his first as a senior player, Cederstam recorded a stat line of 14GP-3G-2A. Last year, he finished just outside the Top-25 for Defensemen Scoring, for Örnsköldsvik HF’s J20 Elit team. He finished 9th on his team in scoring, and was the top-scoring defenseman, with 21 Points in 32 Games Played. He also recorded one game with the Division 1 senior team. Cederstam was an attendee of the Long Beach Bombers Scandinavian Prospects Camp in both 2017 and 2018.
Long Beach Bombers Head Coach & General Manager, Chris White, commented, “We are thrilled to add William, at this point in the season. He's had a difficult trip, to arrive, as he missed his connection in Zurich, and had to spend the night at the airport. Today, his flight is delayed, but we are hoping to rush him out to Ontario, and get him in a game before The Showcase. We have a big void to fill at the defense position, and we expect him to do just that. I’ve seen William grow as a player, from last April to this April, and I would anticipate half a season at the senior level has only made him better. He is a smooth-skating defenseman that has good puck skills and doesn’t play an overly high-risk style. I think by the time February rolls around, William is going to be a very big part of our back end. He will likely experience a bit of an adjustment period, but I think his skating and hockey IQ will help him quickly adapt. His first four games will be Ontario, Edson, Northern Colorado, and Oklahoma City, so he’ll be tested, right away. I think his signing is going to make us a much better team.”
William’s Player Profile: https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/289590/william-cederstam