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Elias Viktor Zebulon Lindholm [1] (born 2 December 1994) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player, currently playing for the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League. He was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round (5th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He is the youngest Swedish born player to score an NHL goal. A fan favorite since arriving to the NHL, the media has adorned him with the catchphrase “Walk With Elias”, a reference to professional wrestler Elias Samson.

Elias Lindholm
Elias Lindholm 2013-2.jpg
Lindholm with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2013
Born (1994-12-02) 2 December 1994 (age 24)
Boden, Sweden
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Right Wing / Center
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Calgary Flames
Brynäs IF
Carolina Hurricanes
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 5th overall, 2013
Carolina Hurricanes
Playing career 2011–present

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Playing careerEdit

Lindholm played with the Brynäs IF Swedish U20 team, he played four games for the U20 team and was the second-leading scorer for the U18 team. Lindholm was selected in the fourth round (86th overall) by SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL Draft.[2]

Lindholm joined the Swedish Elite League, he played in 14 games, including two playoff games for Elitserien champion Brynäs. Once again a key offensive force for Brynäs U20 team and also the U19 World Junior A Challenge and 2012 U18 World Junior Championship tournaments.[2]

Still with Brynäs, Lindholm led all junior players in the Elitserien with 30 points, scoring 11 goals with 19 assists.[2] He skated for Sweden's U20 World Junior Championship in Ufa; scoring 2 goals with 2 assists and was minus-one with 4 penalty minutes in six games, they the silver medal.[2]

Following being drafted by the Hurricanes, Lindholm made the opening roster for the 2013–14 NHL season. He scored his first NHL goal in his fourth ever NHL game against Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals on 10 October 2013.[3] By scoring his first NHL goal at 18 years and 311 days, Lindholm became the youngest Swedish-born NHL player to score a goal, beating Gabriel Landeskog and his previous record, which was 18 years and 324 days.

On 8 March 2015 Lindholm scored his first career hat trick in a 3-4 win against the Edmonton Oilers.[4]

On 23 June 2018, Lindholm was traded to the Calgary Flames along with teammate Noah Hanifin in exchange for Dougie Hamilton, Micheal Ferland, and prospect Adam Fox.[5] He signed a six year contract with the Flames on 16 July.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Lindholm was born in Boden, Sweden, but grew up in Gävle. His father, Mikael Lindholm, is a retired ice hockey player who played in 404 SEL games and 18 NHL games with the Los Angeles Kings in 1989–90. Lindholm is a cousin of ice hockey player Calle Järnkrok and the younger brother of ice hockey player Oliver Lindholm. Lindholm is not related to Hampus Lindholm. Lindholm started playing hockey in Hanover, Germany, at the age of three while his father was playing for the Hannover Scorpions.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 Brynäs IF J20 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0
2011–12 Brynäs IF J20 36 14 35 49 45 2 1 1 2 16
2011–12 Brynäs IF SHL 12 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Brynäs IF SHL 48 11 19 30 2 4 0 0 0 4
2013–14 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 58 9 12 21 4
2013–14 Charlotte Checkers AHL 6 1 2 3 4
2014–15 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 81 17 22 39 14
2015–16 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 11 28 39 24
2016–17 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 72 11 34 45 16
2017–18 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 81 16 28 44 18
2018–19 Calgary Flames NHL 81 27 51 78 20 5 1 1 2 4
SHL totals 60 11 19 30 2 6 0 0 0 4
NHL totals 455 91 175 266 96 5 1 1 2 4
Medal record
Representing   Sweden
Ice hockey
World Championships
  2017 Germany/France
World Junior Championships
  2013 Russia
  2014 Sweden

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Sweden IH18   4 2 4 6 0
2012 Sweden WJC18   4 2 1 3 2
2013 Sweden WJC   6 2 2 4 4
2014 Sweden WJC   6 2 7 9 6
2015 Sweden WC 5th 8 2 4 6 6
2017 Sweden WC   10 5 2 7 10
2019 Sweden WC 5th 8 1 5 6 2
Junior totals 20 8 14 22 12
Senior totals 26 8 11 19 18

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sundheim, Mike (2013-06-30). "MikeSundheim: The Full Name of @NHLCanes' First Round Selection?". Twitter. Retrieved 2014-03-29.
  2. ^ a b c d "Hockey's Future - History". Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Gerbe's goal lift Hurricanes past Capitals". ESPN. 2013-10-10. Retrieved 2013-10-10.
  4. ^ "Canes forward Elias Lindholm low-key about first NHL career hat trick". The News & Observer. 9 March 2015.
  5. ^ Brown, Michael (23 June 2018). "Canes Acquire Hamilton, Ferland and Fox From Flames". NHL.com. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  6. ^ Battaglino, Mike (16 July 2018). "Lindholm signs six-year contract with Flames". NHL.com. Retrieved 16 July 2018.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ryan Murphy
Carolina Hurricanes first round draft pick
2013
Succeeded by
Haydn Fleury