Tim Söderlund

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Tim Söderlund
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Söderlund with Skellefteå AIK in 2016
Born (1998-01-23) 23 January 1998 (age 25)
Skellefteå, Sweden
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 163 lb (74 kg; 11 st 9 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
ELH team
Former teams
BK Mladá Boleslav
Skellefteå AIK
Frölunda HC
Djurgårdens IF
NHL Draft 112th overall, 2017
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2015present

Tim Söderlund (born 23 January 1998) is a Swedish professional ice hockey forward for BK Mladá Boleslav of the Czech Extraliga (ELH). He was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the fourth round (112th overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Söderlund previously played with Skellefteå AIK, Frölunda HC and Djurgårdens IF of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).


Playing career

Born in Skellefteå, Sweden, Söderlund played junior hockey, with local team Skellefteå AIK. In 2011–12, he debuted at the under-16 level as a 14-year-old, playing three games in the J16 SM. The following season he dressed for 19 U-18 games playing for Clemensnäs HC, recording 3 goals and 8 assists. He also competed with a regional all-star team from Västerbotten in the annual TV-pucken, an under-15 national tournament, and notched one goal and one assists over eight games.

In 2013–14, Söderlund moved on to Luleå HF's J20 SuperElit team at 15 years old, appearing in 30 games. In 2013, Söderlund once again participated in the TV-pucken, playing for Norrbotten. He appeared in five games throughout the tournament and recorded 1 goal and 4 assists. After impressive performances in the J20 SuperElit, with both Skellefteå AIK and Luleå HF; Söderlund played 8 games in Sweden's top-flight SHL. [1] [2] [3]

On 24 June 2017, Söderlund was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. [4]

On 27 April 2018, Söderlund was signed by fellow SHL outfit, Frölunda HC. In the 2018–19 season, following 26 games with Frölunda where Söderlund scored 5 points, he returned to Skellefteå for the remainder of the campaign on 2 January 2019.

On 6 May 2019, Söderlund signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Chicago Blackhawks. [5]

Prior to the 2020–21 season, with the North America season delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Söderlund was loaned to Swedish second tiered club, Almtuna IS, on 2 September 2020. [6]

On 12 July 2021, Söderlund was traded to the Edmonton Oilers, along with Duncan Keith, in exchange for Caleb Jones and a conditional third-round pick in 2022. [7] In the 2021–22 season, Söderlund split time between the Oilers AHL and ECHL affiliates in the Bakersfield Condors and the Wichita Thunder. Unable to make an impact at the AHL level, Söderlund was placed on unconditional waivers by the Oilers and after clearing he opted to mutually terminate the remainder of his contract in order to return to Sweden on 22 January 2022. [8] He immediately agreed to a contract for the remainder of the season with Djurgårdens IF of the SHL. [9]

With Djurgårdens relegated to the HockeyAllsvenskan for the 2022–23 season, Söderlund continued with the club and registered 4 goals and 14 points through 29 regular season games. On 2 January 2023, Söderlund left Sweden in order to attain a bigger role, and joined Czech club, BK Mladá Boleslav of the ELH, for the remainder of the season. [10]

Personal life

Tim Söderlund has an older sister named Fanny and his parents names are Ted and Katarina. [11]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season TeamLeagueGP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
2014–15 Luleå HF J20 30815232430000
2015–16 Skellefteå AIK J20422118392661230
2015–16 Skellefteå AIK SHL 80002
2016–17Skellefteå AIKJ2062354201114
2016–17 Skellefteå AIKSHL39347810000
2017–18 Skellefteå AIKSHL4395146164040
2018–19 Frölunda HC SHL2632529
2018–19Skellefteå AIKSHL22369460002
2019–20 Rockford IceHogs AHL 2912314
2019–20 Indy Fuel ECHL 72466
2020–21 Almtuna IS Allsv 231061614
2020–21 Rockford IceHogsAHL230552
2021–22 Bakersfield Condors AHL70002
2021–22 Wichita Thunder ECHL83692
2021–22 Djurgårdens IF SHL21671316
2022–23 Djurgårdens IFAllsv294101437
SHL totals15924244865234042
Medal record
Representing Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2018 United States
World U18 Championships
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2016 United States


2016 Sweden U18 Silver medal icon.svg71232
2017 Sweden WJC 4th72134
2018 SwedenWJCSilver medal icon.svg72356
Junior totals21561112

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