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Charlie Lindgren (born December 18, 1993) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Charlie Lindgren
Born (1993-12-18) December 18, 1993 (age 25)
Lakeville, Minnesota, U.S.[1]
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 186 lb (84 kg; 13 st 4 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Montreal Canadiens
Laval Rocket (AHL)
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2016–present

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Playing careerEdit

Lindgren began his junior career with the Sioux Falls Stampede of the USHL in 2012–13.[2] Lindgren played his college hockey at St. Cloud State University from 2013–14 to 2015–16. On March 30, 2016 Lindgren decided to forego his senior year at St. Cloud State[3] and was signed as a free agent by the Montreal Canadiens to a two-year, two way contract.[2][4]

At the tail end of the 2015–16 season, Lindgren played in his first NHL game on April 7, 2016. The Canadiens won the game 4–2 against the Carolina Hurricanes.[5][6]

On November 5, 2017, Lindgren won his first career shutout against the Chicago Blackhawks in a 2–0 win, while making 38 saves. He was the starting goalie of this game since Carey Price was out with an injury.[7][8] On February 13, 2018, the Canadiens signed Lindgren to a three-year, $2.25 million contract extension.[9]

His brother, Ryan Lindgren is a defenseman in the New York Rangers organization.[10]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2009–10 Lakeville North High USHS 15 3.13 .877 2 1.04 .967
2010–11 Lakeville North High USHS 18 3.30 .905 3 0.57 .978
2011–12 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 33 9 19 3 1821 101 0 3.33 .907
2012–13 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 52 35 14 2 2853 133 2 2.80 .900 10 5 5 595 25 1 2.52 .921
2013–14 St. Cloud State NCHC 10 2 2 1 322 13 1 2.42 .905
2014–15 St. Cloud State NCHC 38 19 18 1 2226 84 2 2.26 .919
2015–16 St. Cloud State NCHC 40 30 9 1 2343 83 5 2.13 .925
2015–16 Montreal Canadiens NHL 1 1 0 0 60 2 0 2.00 .929
2016–17 St. John's IceCaps AHL 48 24 18 6 2859 122 5 2.56 .914 4 1 3 272 10 0 2.21 .922
2016–17 Montreal Canadiens NHL 2 2 0 0 122 3 0 1.48 .949
2017–18 Laval Rocket AHL 37 8 19 9 2161 122 2 3.39 .886
2017–18 Montreal Canadiens NHL 14 4 8 2 833 42 2 3.03 .908
2018–19 Laval Rocket AHL 33 11 14 6 1859 91 0 2.94 .884
2018–19 Montreal Canadiens NHL 1 1 0 0 65 5 0 4.62 .898
NHL totals 18 8 8 2 1,080 52 2 2.89 .912

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year Ref
USHL
USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game 2013
College
NCHC All-Rookie Team 2014
NCHC Honorable Mention All-Star Team 2015
NCHC All-Tournament Team 2015 [11]
NCHC First All-Star Team 2016
NCHC Goaltender of the Year 2016 [4]
NCHC All-Tournament Team 2016 [12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Charlie Lindgren prospect profile". capfriendly.com. July 8, 2016. Retrieved July 8, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Canadiens agree to terms on a two-year contract with free agent Charlie Lindgren". Montreal Canadiens. March 30, 2016. Retrieved March 30, 2016.
  3. ^ "In the Habs' Room: Teammates 'told me not to worry' after first goal, Charlie Lindgren says". Montreal Gazette. April 8, 2016. Retrieved April 8, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Canadiens sign NCAA goaltender Charlie Lindgren – Sportsnet.ca". Sportsnet.ca. March 30, 2016. Retrieved March 30, 2016.
  5. ^ "The Numbers Game: April 7, 2016". Montreal Canadiens. April 7, 2016. Retrieved April 7, 2016.
  6. ^ "Canadiens G Lindgren wins NHL debut". Yahoo! Sports. April 7, 2016. Retrieved April 7, 2016.
  7. ^ "Lindgren gets first career shutout in Canadiens win over Blackhawks". Sportsnet. November 5, 2017.
  8. ^ "Charlie Lindgren's 1st career shutout backstops Habs past Blackhawks". CBC Sports. November 5, 2017.
  9. ^ Joanie, Godin (February 13, 2018). "Three-year contract extension for Charlie Lindgren". NHL.com. Montreal: Montreal Canadians. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  10. ^ "Ryan Lindgren". Elite Prospects. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  11. ^ "No. 5/6 Miami Captures 2015 NCHC Tournament Crown". NCHC Hockey. March 21, 2015. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  12. ^ "St. Cloud State Captures 2016 Frozen Faceoff Title". NCHC Hockey. March 19, 2016. Retrieved July 12, 2016.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Zane McIntyre
NCHC Goaltender of the Year
2015–16
Succeeded by
Tanner Jaillet