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Fantasy Summary

Technically solid goalie prospect with great pedigree and decent size.


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August 2022 — Lindbom, the recently-turned 22 year old, will be a member of the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack this upcoming season, after the 2018 draftee has played each of his post-draft seasons in his native Sweden, most recently with Kristianstads IK in Sweden’s second tier league, Hockey Allsvenskan. Last season, he posted a 3.22 GAA along with a .900 save percentage in 27 games played for Kristianstads.  Lindbom, who was the 39th overall pick in 2018, was a very shocking pick to most Rangers fans at the time.  The team had just begun their rebuild after the trade deadline sell-off, which followed the infamous “letter” that was sent out by Rangers management, signifying the beginning of their rebuilding process. After dealing away some of the team’s best players, there were many holes to fill in the 2018 draft.  Of course, the team did snag recently-returned-from-exile Vitali Kravtsov, K’Andre Miller and Nils Lundkvist prior to selecting Lindbom, but nevertheless, it was a surprise at the time.  Starting this Fall, Rangers goalie guru, Benoit Allaire, and the rest of the NYR coaching staff will finally be able to see if they can turn Lindbom into an NHL-caliber goalie. With the big club signing veteran netminder Jaroslav Halak this summer, Lindbom should have at least one full year of AHL time to see if he can justify the team’s faith in him. Brendan Ferry

March 2020 – As a 19-year-old, the Rangers’ second-round draft-pick from 2018 played somewhat of a 1B role for Mora of the Allsvenskan league in Sweden. On a middle-of-the-pack team, Lindbom posted sub-par numbers, however, not all that much worse than the team’s 22-year-old starter Isak Wallin. The next step for him will be to take on a larger role with the team next year and be the catalyst to get them into Allsvenskan playoffs. He remains a long-term project with Shesterkin-like upside, however, that is undoubtedly at least four years away. Brayden Olafson

August 2019 – The 39th overall draft-pick from the 2018 NHL draft struggled with relatively severe concussion symptoms over the course of his D+1 campaign. Playing in only eight contests over the course of thee year with the SuperElit’s Djurgardens, Lindbom’s future has become even more clouded with uncertainty than the day he was drafted by the Rangers. He’ll begin the 2019-20 campaign on Mora IK’s Allsvenskan roster and likely remain overseas while the Rangers’ organization continues to put a strong focus on developing their intra-continental goaltending prospects. Brayden Olafson

June 2018 – The Rangers add yet another goalie to their depth chart with Lindbom. The Swedish goaltender was named the best at his position at the World U18s where the Swedes defeated the Czech Republic for bronze. Brayden Olafson

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country SWE
Position G
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth July 23, 2000
Height 6‘1”
Weight 172 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 2; Overall: 39

Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2013-2014 Ekerö IK U16U16 Div.21 2.00 .959|      
 2014-2015 Djurgårdens IF U16U16 Div.10 - -|      
  Djurgårdens IF J18J18 Nationell1 6.00 .800|      
  Djurgårdens IF J20J20 Nationell0 - -|      
 2015-2016 Djurgårdens IF U16U16 Div.17 2.43 .923|Playoffs QC4 1.51 .900
  Stockholm SydTV-Pucken5 1.39 .922|      
  Djurgårdens IF U16U16 SM4 4.04 .880|      
  Djurgårdens IF J18J18 Region0 - -|      
  Djurgårdens IF J18J18 Nationell0 - -|      
  Djurgårdens IF J20J20 Nationell0 - -|      
  Sweden U16 (all)International-Jr2 1.50 .938|