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Hampus Lindholm (Swedish pronunciation: [hɑːm.pʉːs liːnd.huːlm]; born 20 January 1994) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has been playing for the Ducks since the 2012 draft, when he was a first-round selection by the team. He began his ice hockey career with Jonstorps IF and has previously played with Rögle BK.[1][2]

Hampus Lindholm
Hampus Lindholm (2).jpg
Lindholm with the Ducks in 2016
Born (1994-01-20) 20 January 1994 (age 25)
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
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 6th overall, 2012
Anaheim Ducks
Playing career 2011–present

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Playing careerEdit

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 playEdit

Medal record
Representing   Sweden
Ice hockey
World Championships
  2018 Denmark
World U18 Championships
  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 styleEdit

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 statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

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
2017–18 Anaheim Ducks NHL 69 13 18 31 34 4 1 1 2 2
2018–19 Anaheim Ducks NHL 76 6 22 28 44
NHL totals 447 48 123 171 222 55 4 17 21 22

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2012 Sweden WJC18   6 0 4 4 4
2018 Sweden WC   10 0 6 6 4
Junior totals 6 0 4 4 4
Senior totals 10 0 6 6 4

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
NHL
All-Rookie Team 2014

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alla febrar – utom Lindholm själv" (in Swedish). Helsingborgs Dagblad. 27 March 2012. Archived from the original on 7 October 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Rögletalangen satsar på NHL" (in Swedish). expressen.se. 5 April 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  3. ^ "European Skaters Final Rankings". National Hockey League. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Meet Hampus Lindholm, The Anaheim Ducks' Newest Stud Prospect". 23 June 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Lindholm's stock growing in eyes of draft scouts". NHL.com.
  6. ^ "Phoenix Coyotes at Anaheim Ducks". National Hockey League. 7 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Lindholm prisades efter chockförlusten – Helsingborgs Dagblad April 23 2012". Archived from the original on 14 May 2012.
  8. ^ "... men Småkronora klara för VM-final".
  9. ^ "Hampus bäst i VM-match".
  10. ^ "Hockey's Future – Hampus Lindholm".
  11. ^ The Hockey News. 2012 Draft Preview.

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