Anders Lindbäck

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Anders Lindbäck
Anders Lindback 140103.png
Born (1988-05-03) May 3, 1988 (age 26)
Gävle, Sweden
Height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team
Former teams
Dallas Stars
Brynäs IF
Timrå IK
Nashville Predators
Tampa Bay Lightning
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 207th overall, 2008
Nashville Predators
Playing career 2007–present

Anders Lindbäck (born May 3, 1988) is a Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender.[1] He is currently playing with the Dallas Stars in the National Hockey League. He has also played for the Nashville Predators and the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Playing career[edit]

Lindbäck playing for Ilves (during the 2012–13 NHL lockout).

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.[2]

He was drafted in the seventh round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, 207th overall by the Nashville Predators.

On March 25, 2009 Lindbäck signed a contract with Timrå IK with the intent to play for the team during the 2009–10 season.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

After a second successive disappointing within the Lightning organization, Linback was not tendered a new contract and was released as a free agent. On July 1, 2014, Lindback was signed to a one-year contract with the Dallas Stars.[6]

International[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for  Sweden
Ice hockey
World Championship
Bronze 2010 Germany

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.[7]

Personal life[edit]

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.[8] 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 were playing for division rivals (Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers) between 2012 and 2014 until Markström's trade to Vancouver.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2003–04 Brynäs IF Swe-U18 3 178 13 0 4.38
2004–05 Brynäs IF Swe-U18 49 2940 108 7 2.20
2005–06 Brynäs IF Swe-U18 11 666 36 2 3.24
2005–06 Brynäs IF J20 5 257 7 2 1.64 .926
2006–07 Brynäs IF J20 36 2143 81 5 2.27 .905 3 180 6 0 2.00 .908
2007–08 Almtuna IS Swe.1 18 1034 53 0 3.07 .905
2008–09 Brynäs IF J20 3 179 7 0 2.35
2008–09 Brynäs IF SHL 24 1332 57 1 2.57 .916 3 137 7 0 2.37 .916
2009–10 Timrå IK SHL 42 2536 104 3 2.46 .912 5 305 15 0 2.94 .900
2010–11 Nashville Predators NHL 22 11 5 2 1131 49 2 2.60 .915 1 0 0 13 0 0 0.00 1.000
2010–11 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 4 2 2 0 241 11 0 2.73 .915
2011–12 Nashville Predators NHL 16 5 8 0 792 32 0 2.42 .912
2011–12 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 2 1 1 0 119 7 0 3.50 .879
2012–13 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 24 10 10 1 1304 63 0 2.90 .902
2013–14 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 23 8 12 2 1302 63 1 2.90 .891 4 0 3 215 14 0 3.92 .891
2013–14 Syracuse Crunch AHL 2 1 1 0 117 3 1 1.54 .939
SHL totals 66 3869 161 4 2.50 .914 8 483 22 0 2.73 .906
NHL totals 85 34 35 5 4529 207 5 2.74 .904 5 0 3 228 14 0 3.68 .890

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anders Lindback". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved June 7, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Profile on Eurohockey.net". Eurohockey.net. 2010-11-12. Retrieved 2010-11-12. 
  3. ^ "Målvaktsparet klart" (in Swedish). Timrå IK. 2009-03-25. Retrieved 2009-03-25. 
  4. ^ "Panthers at Predators". National Hockey League. 2010-12-11. Retrieved 2010-12-11. 
  5. ^ "Lightning acquire G Lindback from Predators for Caron, picks". The Sports Network. 2012-06-15. Retrieved 2012-06-15. 
  6. ^ "Dallas Stars sign goaltender Anders Lindback". Dallas Stars. 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  7. ^ http://www.iihf.com/competition/352/news/news-singleview-2013/recap/7884.html?tx_ttnews[backPid]=7123&cHash=64f89831c8
  8. ^ "With Pekka Rinne out, Nashville turns its net to Anders Lindback". ontheforecheck.com. 2010-12-06. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  9. ^ "Barndomskampen - då kom första vinsten" (in Swedish). Hockeysverige.se. 2013-10-27. 

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