from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,
"My strength is an attack mindset and being around the net, being tough to play against, being able to protect the puck," he said. "Use my big frame, stuff like that. I have to keep playing my game, maybe add some more physicality and play with my size even more. That’s what I have to do to be able to take a spot."
As Söderblom put it, "I think I’m pretty much the tallest guy on the ice, often."
As he has matured, he has learned how he can use his size to move defenders in front of an opponent's net, and how he can use it to have the puck more.
"A few years ago, I was not really that smooth and comfortable with my body and big size," he said. "I’m still working on it, to use my whole body and my big size. I think it’s going better and better. I want to show my style of play and the things I’m good at."
The Wings want to see Söderblom build on his 2021-22 performance, when he led Frölunda's under-21 skaters with 33 points. There's an adjustment for European players as they acclimate to the smaller North American ice sheet, and Söderblom will have to get used to doing what he does, only quicker.
"It’s a little bit more physical, too, I think," he said. "I have to be able to take a hit, give a hit as well. Just be quick in your mind and your feet and hands."
from Ansar Khan of Mlive,