Carl Lindbom
The Athletic

Fantasy Summary

Lindbom has shown early signs of becoming a draft day steal, being taken at the very end of his 2021 draft year. On the smaller side for goalies but with the heart of a lion, questions will linger about his size until he shows what he can do on North American ice.


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March 2023 – To the question of where in the draft a team should select a goaltender in the hopes of finding a future starter, the case of Carl Lindbom may prove once more that there is no definitive answer. Those unfamiliar with the 6-1 Lindbom were quickly acquainted at this year’s World Junior Championships. There, he continued a strong early track record in his international career with a standout performance for Sweden, coming in a tournament filled with phenomenal goaltending. Since the Knights made Lindbom the 222nd pick out of 224 in the 2021 draft, he’s done nothing but shut down his doubters (and opposing shooters). He’s currently in the midst of an incredible season with his club team Djurgardens back in Allsvenskan in Sweden, with a .930 save percentage and 1.86 GAA through 36 games played in Sweden’s second-highest division. Still not convinced? Turns out he’s a pretty good puck handler too, scoring a goal for Djurgardens last month as well. Taylor Davis

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country SWE
Position G
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth May 20, 2003
Height 6‘1”
Weight 190 lbs
Drafted 2021 Round 7; Overall: 222

Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2017-2018 Djurgårdens IF U16U16 Div.12 2.99 .905|      
  Djurgårdens IF J18J18 Nationell0 - -|      
 2018-2019 Stockholm SydTV-Pucken5 1.83 .929|      
  Djurgårdens IF U16U16 Div.19 2.34 .923|      
  Djurgårdens IF U16U16 SM2 4.04 .914|      
  Djurgårdens IF J18J18 Region0 - -|      
  Sweden U16 (all)International-Jr3 3.37 .891|      
 2019-2020 Djurgårdens IF J18J18 Region10 1.71 .936|      
  Djurgårdens IF J18J18 Nationell6 1.67 .935|      
  Sweden U17WHC-174 4.71 .891|      
  Sweden U17 (all)International-Jr7 3.34 .913|      
 2020-2021 Djurgårdens IF J18J18 Region0 - -|      
  Djurgårdens IF J20J20 Nationell8 3.02 .890|      
  Djurgårdens IFSHL0 - -|      
  Sweden U18WJC-186 3.06 .918|      
  Sweden U18 (all)International-Jr7 3.57 .928|      
 2021-2022 Djurgårdens IF J20J20 Nationell19 2.24 .913|Playoffs2 3.07 .887
  Djurgårdens IFSHL1 1.50 .950|      
  Västerviks IKHockeyAllsvenskan7 2.27 .913|Qualification5 3.84 .875
  Sweden U19 (all)International-Jr2 2.04 .918|      
  Sweden U20WJC-20- - -|      
  Sweden U20 (all)International-Jr2 3.07 .895|      
 2022-2023 Djurgårdens IFHockeyAllsvenskan36 1.86 .930|Qualification5 1.33 .941
  Sweden U20WJC-207 2.64 .914|      
  Sweden U20 (all)International-Jr9 2.83 .902|      
 2023-2024 Färjestad BKSHL26 2.12 .911|Playoffs4 2.65 .905
  Färjestad BKChampions HL3 1.67 .929|      
  SwedenEHT2 4.79 .842|      
  Sweden (all)International2 4.79 .842|      

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