Joakim Lindström in SAIK
December 5, 1983 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)|
|Toronto Maple Leafs
Columbus Blue Jackets
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
St. Louis Blues
|NHL Draft||41st overall, 2002
Columbus Blue Jackets
Lindström was drafted 41st overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets from Modo Hockey of the Swedish Elitserien (SEL, now named the SHL). After spending five years in the Elitserien with Modo, Lindström made his North American debut with the later stages of the 2004–05 season with the Syracuse Crunch, the top affiliate of the Blue Jackets in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Lindström made his NHL debut the following 2005–06 season with the Blue Jackets and played in a further 37 with Columbus before he was traded to the Anaheim Ducks for a conditional draft pick on July 15, 2008.
On October 3, 2008, Lindström was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Blackhawks, but was consequently re-claimed back by the Ducks on October 7, 2008. Lindström was then assigned to the Ducks' top affiliate, the Iowa Chops of the AHL.
On December 3, 2008, the Ducks traded Lindström to the Phoenix Coyotes for Logan Stephenson. Lindström was recalled by Phoenix on December 8, 2008, and made his Coyotes debut in a 5-3 win over the Dallas Stars on December 10, 2008.
Lindström wasn't re-signed by the Coyotes at season's end and on July 13, 2009, he left North America and signed a one-year contract with Russian team Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod. In the 2009–10 season in the Kontinental Hockey League, Lindström led the club with 20 assists and scored 30 points as Torpedo failed to qualify for the post-season.
On May 18, 2010, he returned to the Elitserien, signing with Skellefteå AIK for the 2010–11 season. In 54 games, Lindström scored 60 points to lead the League in scoring as AIK finished as Silver medalists in the playoffs, he was also selected to the Elitserien All-Star Team.
On June 15, 2011, Lindström signed a one-year contract to return to the NHL with the Colorado Avalanche. On November 29, 2011 Lindström was waived by the Avalanche and subsequently returned to Skellefteå AIK.
On May 28, 2014, after helping Skellefteå to a second consecutive title and being selected as the Swedish Hockey League's MVP, Lindström signed a one-year free agent contract with the St. Louis Blues, marking a third attempt to establish himself within the NHL.
Regular season and playoffs
|2003–04||IF Sundsvall Hockey||Swe-2||2||0||5||5||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||3||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||9||1||0||1||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||25||3||4||7||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||3||1||1||2||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod||KHL||55||10||20||30||62||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||St. Louis Blues||NHL||34||3||3||6||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|Competitor for Sweden|
|Men's ice hockey|
- "Blackhawks claim Lindstrom off waivers". blackhawks.nhl.com. 2008-10-03. Retrieved 2008-12-03.
- "Ducks re-claim Lindstrom". ocregister.com. 2008-10-07. Retrieved 2008-12-03.
- "Ducks acquire Logan Stephenson". ducks.nhl.com. 2008-12-03. Retrieved 2008-12-03.
- "Coyotes recall Lindstrom from AHL". coyotes.nhl.com. 2008-12-08. Retrieved 2008-12-14.
- "Coyotes 5, Stars 3". coyotes.nhl.com. 2008-12-10. Retrieved 2008-12-14.
- "Lindstrom to the KHL" (in Swedish). aftonbladet.se. 2009-07-13. Retrieved 2010-07-13.
- "Joakim Lindström ready for AIK" (in Swedish). Skellefteå AIK. 2010-05-18. Retrieved 2010-07-13.
- "Avalanche signs Joakim Lindstrom". Colorado Avalanche. 2011-06-15. Retrieved 2011-06-15.
- "Blues sign Lindstrom to one-year deal". St. Louis Blues. 2014-05-28. Retrieved 2014-05-28.
- "Blues Acquire Jokinen from Toronto". St. Louis Blues. 2015-03-02. Retrieved 2015-03-02.
- Joakim Lindström's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Joakim Lindström's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
|Winner of the Guldhjälmen
|Winner of the Guldpucken
|Winner of the Stefan Liv Memorial Trophy