Joakim Lindström in SAIK
December 5, 1983 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)|
|SKA Saint Petersburg
Columbus Blue Jackets
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
St. Louis Blues
Toronto Maple Leafs
|NHL Draft||41st overall, 2002
Columbus Blue Jackets
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.
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, 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.
On December 3, 2008, the Ducks traded Lindström to the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange 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 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). 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. 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. 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. 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.
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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||19||1||3||4||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|Competitor for Sweden|
- "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 Lindstrom and Jarno Koskiranta have signed with SKA". SKA Saint Petersburg. 2015-05-01. Retrieved 2015-05-01.
- 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