Joakim Lindström

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Joakim Lindström
Joakim Lindström in SAIK
Born (1983-12-05) December 5, 1983 (age 30)
Skellefteå, SWE
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
St. Louis Blues
Modo Hockey
Columbus Blue Jackets
Phoenix Coyotes
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
Skellefteå AIK
Colorado Avalanche
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 41st overall, 2002
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2001–present

Joakim Lindström (born December 5, 1983) is a Swedish professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

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,[1] 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.[2]

On December 3, 2008, the Ducks traded Lindström to the Phoenix Coyotes for Logan Stephenson.[3] Lindström was recalled by Phoenix on December 8, 2008,[4] and made his Coyotes debut in a 5-3 win over the Dallas Stars on December 10, 2008.[5]

Lindström wasn't re-signed by the Coyotes at seasons end and on July 13, 2009, he left North America and signed a one-year contract with Russian team Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod.[6] 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.[7] 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.[8] 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.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Modo Hockey SEL 10 2 3 5 2 7 0 1 1 0
2001–02 Modo Hockey SEL 42 4 3 7 20 14 3 5 8 8
2002–03 Modo Hockey SEL 29 4 2 6 14 6 1 1 2 2
2003–04 IF Sundsvall Hockey Swe-2 2 0 5 5 0
2003–04 Modo Hockey SEL 15 0 2 2 0
2004–05 Modo Hockey SEL 37 2 3 5 24
2004–05 Syracuse Crunch AHL 13 4 4 8 0
2005–06 Syracuse Crunch AHL 64 14 29 43 52 6 1 1 2 0
2005–06 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Syracuse Crunch AHL 50 22 26 48 34
2006–07 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 9 1 0 1 4
2007–08 Syracuse Crunch AHL 49 25 35 60 68 13 4 3 7 6
2007–08 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 25 3 4 7 14
2008–09 Iowa Chops AHL 21 7 14 21 33
2008–09 San Antonio Rampage AHL 3 1 1 2 2
2008–09 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 44 9 11 20 28
2009–10 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 55 10 20 30 62
2010–11 Skellefteå AIK SEL 54 28 32 60 134 18 4 7 11 16
2011–12 Colorado Avalanche NHL 16 2 3 5 0
2011–12 Skellefteå AIK SEL 21 7 13 20 45 19 5 12 17 22
2012–13 Skellefteå AIK SEL 53 18 36 54 56 13 4 7 11 4
2013–14 Skellefteå AIK SHL 55 23 40 63 72 14 6 12 18 10
NHL totals 97 15 18 33 46
SHL totals 316 88 134 222 375 91 23 45 68 62
KHL totals 55 10 20 30 62

International[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for Sweden Sweden
Men's ice hockey
World Championships
Bronze 2014 Minsk
Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2001 Sweden WJC18 7th 6 2 5 7 2
2003 Sweden WJC 8th 6 2 3 5 6
2014 Sweden WC 3rd 9 5 6 11 4
Junior totals 12 4 8 12 8
Senior totals 9 5 6 11 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blackhawks claim Lindstrom off waivers". blackhawks.nhl.com. 2008-10-03. Retrieved 2008-12-03. 
  2. ^ "Ducks re-claim Lindstrom". ocregister.com. 2008-10-07. Retrieved 2008-12-03. 
  3. ^ "Ducks acquire Logan Stephenson". ducks.nhl.com. 2008-12-03. Retrieved 2008-12-03. 
  4. ^ "Coyotes recall Lindstrom from AHL". coyotes.nhl.com. 2008-12-08. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
  5. ^ "Coyotes 5, Stars 3". coyotes.nhl.com. 2008-12-10. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
  6. ^ "Lindstrom to the KHL" (in Swedish). aftonbladet.se. 2009-07-13. Retrieved 2010-07-13. 
  7. ^ "Joakim Lindstron ready for AIK" (in Swedish). Skellefteå AIK. 2010-05-18. Retrieved 2010-07-13. 
  8. ^ "Avalanche signs Joakim Lindstrom". Colorado Avalanche. 2011-06-15. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  9. ^ "Blues sign Lindstrom to one-year deal". St. Louis Blues. 2014-05-28. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Bud Holloway
Winner of the Guldhjälmen
2014
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Jimmie Ericsson
Winner of the Guldpucken
2014
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Oscar Lindberg
Winner of the Stefan Liv Memorial Trophy
2014
Succeeded by
Incumbent