Lindbäck playing for Ilves (during the 2012–13 NHL lockout).
May 3, 1988 |
|Height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight||203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)|
|Tampa Bay Lightning
|NHL Draft||207th overall, 2008
|Competitor for Sweden|
Anders Lindbäck (born May 3, 1988) is a Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender. He is currently playing with the Tampa Bay Lightning in the National Hockey League. He has also played for the Nashville Predators.
Lindbäck began his career with the Junior 18 Brynäs IF team in 2003 and played his first elite game in 2006. Lindbäck was loaned out to the Uppsala-based team Almtuna IS of HockeyAllsvenskan for the duration of the 2007/08 season.
On October 9, 2010, Lindbäck made his National Hockey League debut in relief of Pekka Rinne for the Nashville Predators against the Anaheim Ducks at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Lindbäck recorded his first NHL shutout on December 11 against the Florida Panthers. On December 13 against the New York Islanders Lindbäck recorded back-to-back shutout, his career second.
On June 15, 2012, Lindbäck was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning along with Kyle Wilson and a seventh-round draft pick for Sébastien Caron, two second-round draft picks in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and a third-round draft pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Anders currently holds the record for shortest time played by any participant in the Ice Hockey World Championships. He played one second in Sweden's win against Germany in the 2010 bronze medal game.
Regular season and playoffs
|2012–13||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||24||10||10||1||1304||63||0||2.90||.902||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
Anders Lindbäck was diagnosed with Adult-onset Still's disease months before he entered the 2008 NHL Draft which made him get drafted so late despite his excellence. He is close friends with former teammate and fellow Swede Patric Hörnqvist.
Growing up in Gävle, Lindbäck has been a friend of Jacob Markström since childhood, and they both played for Brynäs during the 2008–09 season. As a result of Lindbäck's trade to Tampa Bay, they are playing for division rivals (Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers).
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