Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 7/26/12
As he rose through in the opinions of scouts and general managers, Hampus Lindholm's Rogle BK had an opportunity to rise in the hierarchy of Swedish hockey. A team founded in 1932 that had spent only four total seasons in the top flight Elitserien, Rogle was a fifth place regular season team in the 14-team HockeyAllsvenskan before winning a round robin postseason tournament to qualify for the 2012 Kvalseries. Facing two Elitserien teams and three top-tier HockeyAllsvenskan teams in a tournament that would grant two teams the right to either remain in or be promoted to the Elitserien, Rogle finished second and became the first ever team to successfully gain Elitserien promotion out of the HockeyAllsvenskan playoffs. "All throughout the season he kept improving," Anaheim scout Jan-Ake Danielson said of Lindholm, "and towards the end when they were trying to qualify for the elite league he was the way I see it and the way we see it I think pretty much every game I saw he was the be...
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