Matt Lindblad
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Matt Lindblad

Hometown:

Winnetka Illinois

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1990-03-23

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2008

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

Free agent signing, 2013

Weight:

201 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2008-09: Matt Lindblad played 51 games for the Chicago Steel in his first USHL season. He scored 5 goals with 20 assists and was -1 with 17 penalty minutes. The Steel missed the playoffs after finishing fifth in the East Conference. The Sioux Falls Stampede acquired Lindblad from Chicago in a May 2009 trade.

2009-10: Lindblad was the second-leading scorer for Sioux Falls in his second USHL season. He scored 24 goals with 46 assists in 57 games and was +11 with 20 penalty minutes. He scored 13 of his 24 goals on the power play. The Stampede finished third in the West Conference and were swept by Fargo in the playoff quarterfinals. Lindblad scored 1 goal with 2 assists and was -5 with 2 penalty minutes in the three-game series. He committed to playing college hockey at Dartmouth in 2010-11.

2010-11: Lindblad skated in 33 of 34 games for Dartmouth in his freshman season and was the Big Green's fourth-leading scorer. Dartmouth's third line center behind senior Scott Fleming and junior Doug Jones, he scored 13 goals with 14 assists and was +8 with 4 penalty minutes. Lindblad scored 7 of his 13 goals on the power play. Dartmouth finished third in ECAC Hockey and reached the conference semifinals; falling to Cornell, 3-0. The Big Green defeated Colgate, 5-3, in the conference third place game but did not receive an NCAA bid.

2011-12: Lindblad was one of the top scorers for Dartmouth in his sophomore season despite missing seven games due to nagging injuries. He led the Big Green with 18 assists and scored six goals, finishing one point behind co-scoring leaders Doug Jones and Tyler Sikura. Lindblad was +8 with 2 penalty minutes in 26 games. Dartmouth finished ninth in ECAC Hockey and were swept by Cornell in a best-of-three quarterfinal series.

2012-13: Lindblad signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Bruins in April 2013 and made his pro hockey debut with Boston's AHL affiliate in Providence following his junior season at Dartmouth. In four AHL games he scored 1 goal with 4 assists and was +3. Providence finished first in the Atlantic Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Lindblad did not appear in any playoff games. Lindblad was Dartmouth's second-leading scorer in his final college season. He scored 10 goals with 18 assists and was +5 with 2 penalty minutes in 30 games. Dartmouth finished tied for fifth in ECAC Hockey with St. Lawrence and defeated Harvard in a preliminary series before falling to Union in the ECAC Hockey quarterfinals.

 

Future

Lindblad will play his first pro season during 2013-14, which could be a split between the AHL and ECHL.

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