Hampus Lindholm

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Hampus Lindholm
Born (1994-01-20) January 20, 1994 (age 20)
Helsingborg, Sweden
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team Anaheim Ducks
NHL Draft 6th overall, 2012
Anaheim Ducks
Playing career 2011–present

Hampus Lindholm (born January 20, 1994) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Anaheim Ducks of the NHL. He began his ice hockey career with Jonstorps IF and has previously played with Rögle BK.[1][2]

Playing career[edit]

In 2009–10, Lindholm played for the Jonstorps U20 team, getting 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) in 3 games. The following year, he played 39 games for Rogle BK U20, getting 4 assists.

In 2011–12, Lindholm began his professional career with Rogle, playing 20 games, getting 4 points, Lindholm was also named the U20 Super Elit league's Best Defenseman. Lindholm was a top prospect who was ranked fourth among European skaters by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau,[3] and he was selected 6th overall in the 2012 NHL Draft by the Anaheim Ducks.[4] He was considered by some to be a sleeper pick for the draft, with Rob Brodie comparing Lindholm to Erik Karlsson and Mika Zibanejad, two other Swedish prospects who rose sharply in the draft.[5]

Lindhom made his North American debut with the Norfolk Admirals, the Duck's AHL affiliate, in 2012–13. That year, he played 44 games, getting 11 points (1 goal, 10 assists).

Lindholm scored his first NHL goal on November 6, 2013, against Mike Smith of the Phoenix Coyotes.[6]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for Sweden Sweden
Ice hockey
World U18 Championships
Silver 2012 Czech Republic

Lindholm has represented Sweden at the 2012 U18 World Junior Championship, winning the silver medal. In the 2012 J18 World Championships he was voted one of the Swedish team's three most valuable players of the tournament.[7] He also won the most valuable player award in the games against Finland[8] and Switzerland.[9]

Lindholm was not able to play for Sweden at the 2013 World Junior Championships because of a concussion.

Playing style[edit]

Lindholm is a two-way defenseman, who's good at passing the puck. His skating and hockey intelligence have also been admired.[10] Former NHL defenseman Kenny Jonsson has influenced Lindholm, [11] and Lindholm mentioned Nicklas Lidstrom as another one of his role models.[12]

Awards[edit]

NHL

Personal life[edit]

Lindholm is of no relation to Carolina Hurricanes forward Elias Lindholm.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 Rögle BK J20 39 0 4 4 34 3 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Rögle BK J20 28 5 12 17 16
2011–12 Rögle BK HA 20 1 3 4 12 10 1 4 5 6
2012–13 Norfolk Admirals AHL 44 1 10 11 16
2013–14 Anaheim Ducks NHL 78 6 24 30 36 11 0 2 2 0
NHL totals 78 6 24 30 36 11 0 2 2 0

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2012 Sweden WJC18 Silver medal icon.svg 6 0 4 4 4
Junior totals 6 0 4 4 4

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Rickard Rakell
Anaheim Ducks first round draft pick
2012
Succeeded by
Shea Theodore