Ryan Lindgren

New York Rangers
Nicholas T. LoVerde

Fantasy Summary

A strong defenseman with a stay-at-home mentality. Good skater, relentless with puck battles, but not likely to light up the scoreboard.

Fantasy Upside 4.0
NHL Certainty 8.2
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 11, 1998
Height 6‘0”
Weight 198 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 2; Overall: 49


December 2019 – Accruing 23 NHL games played through the first three months of the hockey season is making Lindgren’s outlook with the Rangers seem quite promising. The 2016 second-round draft-selection is not only eating up minutes with the big club but has also managed to rack up a surprising 0.3 points per game in that span. The rookie has never been viewed as having the ceiling of a top-two defenseman, but his future as a Ranger appears to be aimed squarely at a reliable top-four role. Brayden Olafson

November 2019 – The former Bruins prospect has wasted no time accelerating his career since becoming property of the New York Rangers. The 21-year-old has made outstanding strides in his game since turning pro at the beginning of the 2018-campaign. He’s already earned a ton of praise from his coaching staff in Hartford and is well on his way to doing the same with David Quinn. Since being recalled to play with the Rangers at the beginning of the month, Lindgren has made a seemingly outstanding impression while paired alongside Adam Fox. The duo has been dubbed the team’s most impactful pair on several occasions by Head Coach David Quinn, indicating Lindgren’s recall could last much longer than initially expected. Brayden Olafson

March 2019 – Lindgren’s pursuit of a future in the NHL continues, now almost a year into his ELC. The former Golden Gopher has spent the majority of his rookie campaign on Hartford’s blueline, making his Ranger debut in early January. While the 21-year-old only lasted for a three-game stint with the Blueshirts, the maturity in his defensive game shone brightly. His offensive instincts don’t win out over his defensive instincts most nights, but there is a great chance that Lindgren’s continual growth will land him a full-time NHL job in the not so distant future. Brayden Olafson

February 2018 – The New York Rangers acquired Lindgren in the Rick Nash trade. Lindgren is having a solid sophomore season in the NCAA with the Golden Gophers and was a key member of the USA World Junior Team. Lindgren is a big, physical, defensive defenseman that can dish out big hits and is a strong skater. He has good NHL upside, but limited offensive potential and in fantasy hockey holds more value in deeper leagues with multi-cat scoring such as hits and blocks. Peter Harling

July 2017 – Lindgren has been named assistant captain of the Minnesota Gophers of the NCAA in just his second year with the team. Lindgren has shown great defensive awareness for his age and really has a knack for slowing the game down. While he still doesn’t hold much offensive upside, his more than two penalty minutes per game at Minnesota shows he’s got some grit that could be valuable in PIMs, hits and blocks leagues. If Lindgren can get his offensive game figured out, he should be a valuable two-way defender for the Bruins and for your fantasy team. Mike Drover

December 2016 – Ryan Lindgren has been shortlisted for a position on the US Junior team this Christmas. Lindgren, who was drafted in the second round by the Bruins this year, has experience with the US National Team previously. Lindgren has been feisty this season with the University of Minnesota, collecting 47 penalty minutes in only 14 games. Mike Drover

June 2016 – Boston’s second round pick in the 2016 draft was drafted exactly where Central Scouting projected he would be. As the 49th pick in the draft, Lindgren joins the Bruins’ franchise as the second defenseman drafted by Boston in as many rounds. Lindgren is widely considered a well-rounded defenseman with a defense-first mentality. Lindgren has spent the past two seasons with the U.S. Development Program where he was captain of the U.S. national under-18 team. Lindgren posted 19 points in 55 games in his first season, and 25 points in 61 games in his most recent year. Lindgren has good size and strength for his age, possesses strong leadership qualities, and has a high hockey IQ.

Lindgren’s style of play makes him a valuable contributor on the ice, but perhaps less so for your fantasy squad. Lindgren is expected to play for the University of Minnesota in 2016 and will be a few years away from the Boston Bruin lineup. Michael Drover


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Shattuck St. Mary's 14U T1 Bantam 59 15 42 57 53 |          
  Shattuck St. Mary's 14U T1 HPHL 14U 15 3 9 12 12 |          
 2012-2013 Shattuck St. Mary's 14U T1 Bantam 55 24 64 88 68 |          
  Team Teal IIHF Dev. Camp 6 4 7 11 6 |          
 2013-2014 Shattuck St. Mary's Midget Prep USHS-Prep 51 3 12 15 80 |          
  Team Black USA-S15 5 1 1 2 - |          
 2014-2015 USNTDP Juniors USHL 35 3 10 13 65 |          
  U.S. National U17 Team USDP 55 3 16 19 85 |          
  USA U17 WHC-17 6 0 1 1 4 |          
  B16 - White (Final 54) MNHP-16 3 0 0 0 - |          
 2015-2016 USNTDP Juniors USHL 25 4 8 12 16 |          
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 61 6 19 25 60 |          
  USA U18 WJC-18 7 2 3 5 4 |          
 2016-2017 Univ. of Minnesota NCAA 32 1 6 7 65 |          
  USA U20 WJC-20 7 0 1 1 0 |          
 2017-2018 Univ. of Minnesota NCAA 35 2 7 9 51 |          
  Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 10 2 2 4 23 |          
  USA U20 WJC-20 7 0 1 1 2 |          
 2018-2019 New York Rangers NHL 5 0 0 0 8 |          
  Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 65 0 12 12 94 |          
 2019-2020 New York Rangers NHL 60 1 13 14 47 |          
  Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 9 1 1 2 6 |