Hampus Lindholm

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Hampus Lindholm
Hampus Lindholm (2).jpg
Born (1994-01-20) 20 January 1994 (age 23)
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 20 January 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, scoring three points (one goal and two assists) in three games. The following year, he played 39 games for Rögle BK U20, providing four assists.

In 2011–12, Lindholm began his professional career with Rögle, playing 20 games and scoring four 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 sixth overall in the 2012 NHL Entry 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 Ducks' former American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, in 2012–13. That year, he played 44 games, getting 11 points (one goal and ten assists).

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

International play[edit]

Medal record
Representing Sweden Sweden
Ice hockey
World U18 Championships
Silver medal – second place 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 Ice Hockey Championships due to a concussion.

Playing style[edit]

Lindholm is a two-way defenceman, who's good at passing the puck. His skating and hockey intelligence have also been admired.[10] Former NHL defenseman Kenny Jönsson has influenced Lindholm, [11] and Lindholm mentioned Nicklas Lidström as another one of his role models.[5]

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 Allsv 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
2014–15 Anaheim Ducks NHL 78 7 27 34 32 16 2 8 10 10
2015–16 Anaheim Ducks NHL 80 10 18 28 40 7 0 3 3 0
2016–17 Anaheim Ducks NHL 66 6 14 20 36 17 1 3 4 10
NHL totals 302 29 83 112 144 51 3 16 19 20

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2012 Sweden WJC18 2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 0 4 4 4
Junior totals 6 0 4 4 4

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
NHL
All-Rookie Team 2014

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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