Carolina Hurricanes
Carolina Hurricanes
Elias Lindholm
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
BIRTHDATE: 12/02/1994
AGE: 19
DRAFTED: CAR: 2013-5 overall
2012-2013 SEASON
Played his first full season in the Swedish Elite League (SEL) with Brynas, ranking third on the team in scoring with 30 points (11g, 19a) despite being the youngest player on the roster… Was one of only two Brynas skaters to finish the season with positive plus/minus rating (+1)… Had six multi-point games… Was a finalist for the league’s Rookie of the Year award, leading all junioraged players in scoring… Earned his first SEL point with an assist at Linkopink (9/22)… Scored his first SEL goal at Timra (9/29)… Had three consecutive multi-point efforts from 10/9-10/13 (3g, 5a), including back-to-back three-point games at Rogle (10/9: 1g, 2a) and at Skelleftea (10/11: 1g, 2a)… Had his first multi-goal game at MODO (2/28)… Appeared in all four playoff games as Brynas was swept by Skelleftea.

Selected by Carolina with the fifth overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft… Signed a three-year, entrylevel contract with the Hurricanes on 7/15/13… Played 60 career games with Brynas of the Swedish Elite League, totaling 30 points (11g, 19a)… Has represented Sweden in a number of international tournaments, helping Sweden capture silver at both the 2012 U18 World Junior Championship and 2013 World Junior Championship… His father, Mikael, played for the Los Angeles Kings during the 1989-90 season, and also played professionally in the AHL, IHL and leagues in Sweden and Germany… Started playing hockey in Germany at the age of three while his father was playing for the Hannover Scorpions… Elias played 53 games for the U18 team in Brynas between 2009 and 2012, totaling 78 points (22g, 56a)… Ranked second on the Brynas U18 squad in scoring in 2010-11, earning 61 points (17g, 44a) in 40 games… Spent most of the 2011-12 season with Brynas Jr., totaling 49 points (14g, 35a) and a plus-24 rating in 36 games played… Made his Swedish Elite League debut for Brynas vs. Timra (12/3/11), one day after his 17th birthday… Appeared in 12 regular-season games and two playoff games on Sweden’s top level in 2011-12.