Joakim Lindström

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Joakim Lindström
SAIK - Joakim Lindström.jpg
Joakim Lindström in SAIK
Born (1983-12-05) December 5, 1983 (age 31)
Skellefteå, SWE
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
SKA Saint Petersburg
Modo Hockey
Columbus Blue Jackets
Phoenix Coyotes
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
Skellefteå AIK
Colorado Avalanche
St. Louis Blues
Toronto Maple Leafs
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 41st overall, 2002
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2001–present

Joakim Claes Lindström (born December 5, 1983) is a Swedish professional ice hockey centreman currently playing for SKA Saint Petersburg of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Lindström has previously played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Columbus Blue Jackets, Phoenix Coyotes, Colorado Avalanche, St. Louis Blues and, most recently, for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was drafted in the second round, 41st overall, by Columbus in 2002.

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. After spending five years in the Elitserien with Modo, Lindström made his North American debut with the latter stages of the 2004–05 season with the Syracuse Crunch, the top minor league affiliate of the Blue Jackets in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Lindström made his NHL debut the following season, 2005–06, with the Blue Jackets and played in a further 37 games 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. He 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 in exchange 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 was not 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 of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).[6] In the 2009–10 season, he led the club with 20 assists and scored 30 points, though Torpedo failed to qualify for the post-season.

On May 18, 2010, Lindström returned to the Elitserien, signing with Skellefteå AIK for the 2010–11 season.[7] In 54 games, he 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, however, Lindström was waived by the Avalanche, whereupon he returned to Skellefteå AIK in Sweden.

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] In the 2014–15 season, Lindström made the Blues' opening night roster, but was unable to secure a top six position on the Blues' scoring lines. Primarily used as a depth player, Lindström contributed with three goals in 34 games before on March 2, 2015, he was traded by the Blues to the Toronto Maple Leafs, along with a conditional draft pick, in exchange for Olli Jokinen.[10]

Lindström's stint in Toronto would be short, as he signed a one-year contract with SKA Saint Petersburg of the KHL shortly after the regular season ended on May 1, 2015.[11]

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
2014–15 St. Louis Blues NHL 34 3 3 6 8
2014–15 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 19 1 3 4 4
NHL totals 150 19 24 43 58
SHL totals 316 88 134 222 375 91 23 45 68 62
KHL totals 55 10 20 30 62

International[edit]

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 Lindström 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. 
  10. ^ "Blues Acquire Jokinen from Toronto". St. Louis Blues. 2015-03-02. Retrieved 2015-03-02. 
  11. ^ "Joakim Lindstrom and Jarno Koskiranta have signed with SKA". SKA Saint Petersburg. 2015-05-01. Retrieved 2015-05-01. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Bud Holloway
Winner of the Guldhjälmen
2014
Succeeded by
Derek Ryan
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
Noah Welch