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A Two-Year Deal For Gustav Lindstrom


added 6:14pm, press release is below...

DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings today agreed to terms with defenseman Gustav Lindstrom on a two-year contract extension.

Lindstrom, 22, played in three different leagues during the 2020-21 campaign, finishing the season with a 13-game stint with the Red Wings where he logged three points (0-3-3), a plus-one rating, 14 hits and 17 blocked shots in 16:07 average time on ice. Lindstrom also skated in 13 games with the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins, registering three points (0-3-3) and eight penalty minutes. A native of Ostervala, Sweden, Lindstrom began the season with Almtuna IS in second-tier Sweden, picking up 11 points (0-11-11) and 20 penalty minutes in 20 games. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound defenseman has spent the majority of the last two seasons in North America, totaling four points (0-4-4) and 14 penalty minutes in 29 NHL games with Detroit and eight points (0-8-8) and 34 penalty minutes in 58 AHL games with Grand Rapids.

Originally drafted by the Red Wings in the second round (38th overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Lindstrom also played three full seasons professionally in Sweden prior to moving to North America. In 2018-19, Lindstrom helped Frolunda HC win a Swedish Hockey League championship, posting six points (3-3-6) and 50 penalty minutes in 40 regular-season games, in addition to posting six points (2-4-6) in 11 games as Frolunda also won the Champions League tournament. He's also appeared in 107 games with Almtuna over two stints, tallying 34 points (8-26-34) and 80 penalty minutes in 107 games. Lindstrom also picked up a silver medal for Sweden at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship, notching one assist in seven games. Prior to turning pro, Lindstrom totaled 14 points (6-8-14) in nine games in the Swedish under-20 league and 51 points (20-31-51) in 59 games in the under-18 leagues for Almtuna.


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Methinks Cholo was not going to get a similar offer…....

Posted by pnwwing on 07/26/21 at 05:51 PM ET


So who is next? Hronek, Smith, Pearson…working on the easier contracts first?

Posted by CaptNemo on 07/26/21 at 06:15 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Locking in the Frolunda kids once again.  Six picks from Frolunda in the last four years.  I think they’re gonna be the new Swedish FiveSix if they get going and playing together.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 07/26/21 at 06:15 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Heck, might as well hire someone from Frolunda’s coaching staff while we’re at it.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 07/26/21 at 06:16 PM ET

Paul's avatar

AAV $850K

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/26/21 at 06:23 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Another horrible Kenny Holland draft pick.

In all seriousness, 850k is a good price and hopefully this year we’ll get a better idea of where he fits into the org picture long term. I know there were people that were writing him off after a couple years but he looks to have what it take to make it as an nhl player. Not a top pair dman, but still a guy every team needs. Hopefully.

Posted by TreKronor on 07/26/21 at 07:24 PM ET


Pius Suter not qualified by Hawks.

Posted by godblender on 07/26/21 at 07:28 PM ET


Another horrible Kenny Holland draft pick.

KH seems to be doing much better in the second round than in the first

Posted by VPalmer on 07/26/21 at 08:52 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

I don’t think Rasmussen was a bad 1st round pick in 2017 either. Both Ras and Gustav have some developing yet but both have some potential over the next couple years.

Posted by TreKronor on 07/26/21 at 09:23 PM ET


I don’t think Rasmussen was a bad 1st round pick in 2017

Not bad, but at least for me I want more high upside guys at #9. I loved Ras development last year and he is/will be a solid NHLer, in a supporting role. And it’s quite possible there was nobody better to take at #9, but inside top 10, I want more upside.

Posted by VPalmer on 07/26/21 at 09:33 PM ET

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