Esa Lindell

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Esa Lindell
Esa Lindell 2014.jpg
Born (1994-05-23) 23 May 1994 (age 24)
Helsinki, Finland
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Dallas Stars
Jokerit
Ässät
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 74th overall, 2012
Dallas Stars
Playing career 2012–present

Esa Lindell (born 23 May 1994) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing with the Dallas Stars in the National Hockey League (NHL). Lindell was selected by the Stars in the third round (74th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Lindell made his SM-liiga debut playing with Jokerit during the 2012–13 SM-liiga season.[1] On 7 May 2014, Lindell was signed to a three-year entry level contract with the Dallas Stars.[2]

He was reassigned to the Finnish Liiga for the 2014–15 season, joining Ässät Pori. Lindell established a career high year in registering 14 goals and 35 points in 57 games with the club, which also led the entire Liiga in defenseman scoring, before he was reassigned by the Stars to AHL affiliate, the Texas Stars, on 16 March 2015.

During the 2015–16 season, on 18 January 2016, Lindell received his first NHL recall to the Dallas Stars.[3] He made his debut the following day on 19 January 2016 against the Los Angeles Kings.

On 25 November 2016 Lindell scored his first NHL goal, in his 17th career NHL game, in a 2–1 win against the Vancouver Canucks.[4]

In June 2017, Lindell agreed to a two year, $4.4 million contract that carries a $2.2 million cap hit.[5][6]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2011–12 Kiekko-Vantaa Mestis 2 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Jokerit SM-l 19 0 0 0 4
2012–13 Kiekko-Vantaa Mestis 22 4 6 10 16
2013–14 Jokerit Liiga 44 2 3 5 10 2 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Kiekko-Vantaa Mestis 11 2 3 5 8
2014–15 Ässät Liiga 57 14 21 35 28
2014–15 Texas Stars AHL 5 0 1 1 2
2015–16 Texas Stars AHL 73 14 28 42 56 4 2 2 4 0
2015–16 Dallas Stars NHL 4 0 0 0 0
2016–17 Dallas Stars NHL 73 6 12 18 22
2016–17 Texas Stars AHL 2 0 1 1 0
2017–18 Dallas Stars NHL 80 7 20 27 24
Liiga totals 120 16 24 40 42 2 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 157 13 32 45 46
Medal record
Representing  Finland
Ice hockey
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2016 Russia
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2014 Sweden

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Finland IH18 4th 5 1 0 1 14
2012 Finland WJC18 4th 7 0 6 6 2
2014 Finland WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 2 3 5 6
2015 Finland WC 6th 8 1 5 6 0
2016 Finland WC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 10 1 3 4 0
2016 Finland WCH 8th 1 0 0 0 0
Junior totals 19 3 9 12 22
Senior totals 19 2 8 10 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012–13 Jokerit player statistics". Eliteprospects.com. 2013-05-04. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  2. ^ "Stars sign defenseman Esa Lindell to entry-level contract". Dallas Stars. 2014-05-07. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  3. ^ "Dallas Stars recall Esa Lindell". 'Dallas Stars. 2016-01-18. Retrieved 2016-01-18. 
  4. ^ "Esa Lindell scores first NHL goal in Stars win". NHL.com. 26 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "Stars Sign Esa Lindell To New Contract". Defending Big D. 26 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "Stars sign Esa Lindell to two-year contract extension". Dallas News. 26 June 2017. 

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