Ryan Lindgren

by Peter Harling on February 25, 2018


Ryan Lindgren, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-0

Weight: 203

Born: 1997-02-11

Hometown:  Minneapolis, MN

Drafted: 2nd Round – #49 Overall  – Boston - 2016



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


Fantasy Outlook: C+

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




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