Mats Lindgren

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Mats Lindgren
Mats Lindgren.jpg
Born (1974-10-01) October 1, 1974 (age 45)
Skellefteå, SWE
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Edmonton Oilers
New York Islanders
Vancouver Canucks
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 15th overall, 1993
Winnipeg Jets
Playing career 1993–2003

Mats Anders Lindgren (born 1 October 1974 in Skellefteå, Sweden) is a former Swedish professional ice hockey forward. He was selected in the first round of the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, 15th overall, by the Winnipeg Jets, although he never had the opportunity to play for them.

Despite versatility and a good on-ice work ethic, Lindgren never lived up to the offensive potential that Winnipeg had seen when they drafted him, scoring only thirteen goals in his best NHL season. In fact, in 387 games with the Edmonton Oilers, New York Islanders and the Vancouver Canucks, Lindgren scored only 54 goals.

A large reason for Lindgren's poor offensive record has been the number of injuries he has suffered. In 9 seasons playing in North America, Lindgren only played one where he missed no time due to injury. Back surgery effectively ended his career. He announced his retirement due to injury on 20 January 2005, despite being only thirty years old.

Lindgren represented Sweden at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.[1]

After his professional career ended he moved back to his hometown of Skellefteå, Sweden where he became assistant coach for Skellefteå AIK.

He now does skill development at North Shore Winter Club.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1990–91 Skellefteå AIK SWE II 10 0 1 1 0
1991–92 Skellefteå AIK SWE II 29 14 8 22 14 3 3 2 5 2
1992–93 Skellefteå AIK SWE II 32 20 18 38 18 3 0 0 0 2
1993–94 Färjestad BK SEL 22 11 6 17 26
1993–94 Färjestad BK Allsv 18 9 6 15 4 3 5 1 6 2
1994–95 Färjestad BK SEL 37 17 15 32 20 3 0 0 0 4
1995–96 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 13 7 5 12 6
1996–97 Edmonton Oilers NHL 69 11 14 25 12 12 0 4 4 0
1996–97 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 9 6 7 13 6
1997–98 Edmonton Oilers NHL 82 13 13 26 42 12 1 1 2 10
1998–99 Edmonton Oilers NHL 48 5 12 17 22
1998–99 New York Islanders NHL 12 5 3 8 2
1999–2000 New York Islanders NHL 43 9 7 16 24
2000–01 New York Islanders NHL 20 3 4 7 10
2001–02 New York Islanders NHL 59 3 12 15 16
2002–03 Vancouver Canucks NHL 54 5 9 14 18
2002–03 Manitoba Moose AHL 4 0 1 1 6
SWE II totals 71 34 27 61 32 6 3 2 5 4
SEL totals 59 28 21 49 46 3 0 0 0 4
NHL totals 387 54 74 128 146 24 1 5 6 10

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1991 Sweden EJC 6 2 0 2 0
1992 Sweden EJC 6 2 2 4 10
1993 Sweden WJC 7 1 2 3 8
1994 Sweden WJC 7 5 4 9 2
1998 Sweden OG 4 0 0 0 2
Junior totals 26 10 8 18 20
Senior totals 4 0 0 0 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Mats Lindgren Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 26 May 2019.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Sergei Bautin
Winnipeg Jets first round draft pick
1993
Succeeded by
Shane Doan