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Arvid Holm makes history for Karlskrona

The goalie becomes the first draft pick for the team.

2012 NHL Entry Draft - Rounds 2-7 Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Arvid Holm, the Winnipeg Jets newest goalie prospect, is the first player ever drafted from his club in Sweden. This slightly surprising news goes to show that not all Swedish clubs have the ability to develop and keep those players through the draft.

While Holm is the first player to be drafted from his Swedish, Karlskrona HK, there has been another player who has gone through their ranks before getting drafted and that is San Jose Sharks prospect defenceman Julius Bergman. While Bergman played with Karlskrona, he was drafted from Frolunda making Holm the first player to still be playing for Karlskrona when drafted.

Karlskrona is in the first tier of the Swedish league and Holm plays for their under 20 team right now, which is also in the top tier. Rick St. Croix, the Manitoba Moose goalie coach, was the one who saw him play and recommended that the Jets draft him. Hopefully, the pick pays off.