Mitch Holmberg has heard it all from the scouts: not big enough, not strong enough and won’t ever be an effective player at the next level. He might only be 5’9 and 170 pounds soaking wet, but the numbers he’s putting up in his overage season with the Spokane Chiefs (WHL) are too big to ignore. In 33 GP Holmberg has recorded 35 goals and 35 assists for 70 points.
Holmberg is a 1993 birth-year from Sherwood Park, Alberta in his fifth season with the Chiefs.
Holmberg came onto the scene in 2008 when he was taken 21st overall in the WHL Bantam Draft by Spokane. Two seasons ago he gained some attention from pro scouts when he registered 11 goals in 13 playoff games for Spokane. In 2012-2013 he had another solid offensive output, but tearing it up in major junior doesn’t guarantee a shot at the NHL. Big things were expected from him this season as the team’s leading returning scorer, but nobody could have predicted just how badly Holmberg would light the league up.