Anders Lindback
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Anders Lindback

Hometown:

Gavle Sweden

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1988-05-03

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2008

Catches:

Left

Drafted:

2008

Height:

6-6

Acquired:

Trade with Nashville, 2012

Weight:

205 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History

2007-08: Anders Lindback jumped from his long time Brynas IF Gavle squad to Almtuna IS Uppsala. He saw limited action this season, appearing in just 18 games and posting a .905 save percentage. He was nominated to play for Team Sweden at the WJC where he played in two games and posted a .915 save percentage. Drafted in the 7th round (207th overall) of the 2008 NHL Draft by the Nashville Predators.

2008-09: Lindback made great strides. He moved up to the Eliteserien, and played in 24 games, posting a .916 save percentage and 2.57 GAA for Brynas. Played behind Jacob Markstrom.

2009-10: Lindback backstopped Timra in the Elitserien, accumulating a 2.46 goals against average and .913 save percentage in 42 appearances. He had a 2.94 goals against average and .910 save percentage in 5 playoff games for Timra. Lindback was selected to be the third string goalie behind Jonas Gustavsson (TOR) and Jacob Markstrom (FLA) for Sweden at the World Championships.

2010-11: Lindback appeared in 22 games for the Predators' as a rookie backing up Nashville starter Pekka Rinne. The 22-year-old started nine straight games in December with Rinne out with an injury and was 6-3 over that span. He finished the season 11-7 with 2 overtime losses and 2 shutouts and had a 2.60 GAA and 2.60 save percentage. Lindback made one playoff appearance in relief of Rinne, stopping all nine shots he faced. Lindback was sent to AHL Milwaukee for one week in late February to get some game action and in four games with the Admirals was 2-2 with 2.73 GAA and .915 save percentage.

 

Talent Analysis

Lindback's height is his best asset. He is quick though for a big guy.

"Lindback is closer to a Pekka Rinne-type, he's a hybrid," Predators goaltender coach Mitch Korn said. "He stays on his feet, but maybe not that long. He spends a lot of time on his knees, but I wouldn't call him a pure butterfly guy. He's got mammoth size, so on pucks that someone else would have to shrug their shoulder for example to stop, it will just hit him."

 

Future

After being dealt to the Tampa Bay Lightning by the Nashville Predators, Lindback finds himself as the backup to Ben Bishop.

 

Nashville Predators 2008 draft class produced several NHL regulars

by Shaun Bisson
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Colin Wilson - Nashville Predators

Photo: Colin Wilson, Nashville's seventh overall selection in 2008, has developed into a key top-nine forward for the Predators. (courtesy of Danny Murphy/Icon SMI)

 
At the 2008 NHL Draft the Nashville Predators had a rather interesting day, with three of the players they drafted going on to become full time NHL players. Despite having two first round picks, the Predators' greatest success came with first round pick Colin Wilson, second round pick Roman Josi, and seventh round pick Anders Lindback. While some of Nashville’s picks seemed to make sense at the time their fans may be left scratching their heads at most of the middle to late round picks from 2008.

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