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Hampus Lindholm Has A New Contract

 

added 11:47am, Anaheim press release is below.

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed defenseman Hampus Lindholm to a six-year contract through the 2021-22 NHL season. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Lindholm, 22 (1/20/94), has collected 23-69=92 points with a +61 rating in 236 career NHL games with the Ducks. Lindholm led Anaheim with a career-high 115 blocked shots last season, while also pacing team defensemen in goals and appearances, and ranking second in scoring. The 6-3, 205-pound defenseman also led Ducks defensemen with a +6 rating during the club’s First Round series against Nashville. Since his debut season in 2013-14, Lindholm ranks third among all NHL defensemen in plus/minus, along with being the youngest skater in the top 10.

Selected by Anaheim in the first round (sixth overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft, Lindholm became the first Ducks defenseman to be named to the NHL’s All-Rookie Team in 2013-14. He also set a club record for the best plus/minus rating of any rookie defenseman (+29) that season.

A native of Helsingborg, Sweden, Lindholm recently represented Sweden at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. He has also participated in multiple international tournaments at the junior level, earning silver at the 2012 Under-18 World Junior Championship.

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So what’s their salary cap situation now? GeneralFanager is no longer active

Posted by George0211 on 10/27/16 at 09:23 AM ET

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So what’s their salary cap situation now? GeneralFanager is no longer active

Posted by George0211 on 10/27/16 at 10:23 AM ET

$1.4m over according to https://www.capfriendly.com/

Not sure what they do now, unless they already have a trade lined up and ready to go.

Posted by Primis on 10/27/16 at 09:29 AM ET

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Posted by Primis on 10/27/16 at 10:29 AM ET

Looks like they have 3.3mil in LTIR relief, so at some point they will have to figure something out.

Posted by George0211 on 10/27/16 at 09:31 AM ET

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Yeah, Primis, they’re over by $1.4M, but I think it’s worse than that.  Despres is on LTIR.  They’ll need to clear his cap space too if he comes back this season (which I think is likely).  They’re gonna have to clear a lot of room this year.

Posted by Canucklehead from Ottawa, Ontario on 10/27/16 at 09:34 AM ET

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Yeah I’m aware of Despres on LTIR.  I wasn’t going to get into all that part, because I don’t know when Despres is coming back.  They maybe can put that part off for a few months still and just concentrate on that million and a half for now.

Posted by Primis on 10/27/16 at 09:39 AM ET

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Yeah I’m aware of Despres on LTIR.  I wasn’t going to get into all that part, because I don’t know when Despres is coming back.  They maybe can put that part off for a few months still and just concentrate on that million and a half for now.

Posted by Primis on 10/27/16 at 10:39 AM ET

They are not over the cap right now. But they will be once their injured guys start coming back.

Posted by George0211 on 10/27/16 at 09:47 AM ET

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Per McKenzie, Lindolm will need a work visa, could be 1-2 weeks before he hits the ice.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/27/16 at 09:48 AM ET

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ANA will want to let go of some salary sooner, rather than later. Else, unloading might come at a premium.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 10/27/16 at 10:19 AM ET

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Per McKenzie, Lindolm will need a work visa, could be 1-2 weeks before he hits the ice.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/27/16 at 10:48 AM ET

Is that because without a contract, he couldn’t legally prove it was employment-related?  I’m just always curious about these work visa things and why they sometimes have to wait.

Posted by Primis on 10/27/16 at 10:23 AM ET

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Sounds good to me P, probably correct.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/27/16 at 10:25 AM ET

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Let the Cam Fowler Love Fest begin…Bruins,Rangers,Wings…your on the clock.

Posted by Down River Dan on 10/27/16 at 10:38 AM ET

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Confused over the confusion. He needs a work visa in order to…work. Otherwise the Ducks would be committing a no-no. P1 visa, IIRC.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 10/27/16 at 10:40 AM ET

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Genius Ken Holland capped himself out with a mediocre team and now has no space to acquire Fowler if the Ducks are forced to move him.

Incredible work!

Posted by incompetent GM on 10/27/16 at 11:07 AM ET

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We’d have to give up Mantha and an additional prospect to just get him. Then we’d have to move our cap somewhere.. maybe trade Nike or Erricson for a pick. Such a long shot lol

Posted by Pasha1277 on 10/27/16 at 11:15 AM ET

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Confused over the confusion. He needs a work visa in order to…work. Otherwise the Ducks would be committing a no-no. P1 visa, IIRC.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 10/27/16 at 11:40 AM ET

No I’m wondering more why he wouldn’t already *have* one, and he has to wait.

I understand he needs to visa to work.  Thus why it’s confusing he doesn’t already have one.  But I’m guessing “I’m a RFA for the Anaheim Ducks, but I have no signed contract” isn’t enough to actually get one.

Posted by Primis on 10/27/16 at 11:44 AM ET

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Pierre LeBrun tweets,

Ducks GM Bob Murray on media call says they’re ok at this point on the salary cap, doesn’t have to necessarily make a trade

Despres is on LTIR so Ducks save on cap there

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/27/16 at 01:29 PM ET

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Thus why it’s confusing he doesn’t already have one.  But I’m guessing “I’m a RFA for the Anaheim Ducks, but I have no signed contract” isn’t enough to actually get one.

My guess is you’d need a contract or job offer to get a visa. Otherwise everyone would be filing for the card and saying they plan to get a job. Eventually.

Posted by TreKronor on 10/27/16 at 02:18 PM ET

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My guess is you’d need a contract or job offer to get a visa. Otherwise everyone would be filing for the card and saying they plan to get a job. Eventually.

Posted by TreKronor on 10/27/16 at 03:18 PM ET

Yes, exactly. Not surprisingly, you need to submit a bucketload of paperwork, including the precise particulars regarding your employment.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 10/27/16 at 02:33 PM ET

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