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Elias Lindholm
Elias Lindholm
Center  - CAR
Number: 16
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 192
Shoots: Right
Born: Dec 2, 1994  (Age 20)
Birthplace: Boden, Sweden
Drafted: CAR / 2013 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (5th overall) PROSPECT BIO
Personal
Elias is single and spends his summers in Sweden… His nickname is Lindy… His father, Mikael, played for the Los Angeles Kings and was teammates with former Hurricanes defenseman Niclas Wallin in Sweden… His cousin, Calle Järnkrok, plays for the Nashville Predators, and his brother, OIiver, plays in the Swedish third division… Elias started playing hockey at five years old for Malmo and his favorite player growing up was Peter Forsberg… He says his father was the biggest influence on his career… Elias enjoys watching soccer and his favorite book is the autobiography of Swedish soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimovic… His Twitter handle is @lindholmelias… His favorite television show is Suits, favorite movie is Ride Along and favorite actor is Mark Wahlberg… The celebrity he would most like to meet is Usain Bolt… Bolt and Ibrahimovic are his two favorite athletes outside of hockey… His biggest game-day habit is his pre-game nap… Elias enjoys playing golf and fishing when he’s away from the rink… His favorite video game is Call of Duty and favorite food is steak… His favorite teams outside of hockey are Real Madrid and Manchester United… His favorite road trips are Chicago and New York and his favorite arena is Madison Square Garden… He enjoys playing in the NHL because it gives him the chance to “play against all the best players in the world”… His most memorable hockey moment was his first NHL goal.

2013-2014 Season
Completed his rookie season with the Hurricanes… Earned 21 points (9g, 12a) in 58 games… Appeared in six games with Charlotte (AHL), earning one goal and two assists… Played in the World Junior Championship and recorded nine points (2g, 7a) in six games, helping Sweden capture the silver medal… Made his NHL debut and was (even) in 9:16 of ice time vs. DET (10/4)… Scored his first NHL goal at WSH (10/10)… Became the youngest Swedish-born player in NHL history to score a goal (18 years, 312 days) at WSH (10/10)… Earned his first NHL assist vs. PIT (10/28)… Assigned to Charlotte (AHL) on 11/6… Recalled from Charlotte (AHL) on 11/22… Scored his first NHL power-play goal vs. OTT (11/24)… Recorded his first career multi-point game (1g, 2a) and game-winning goal vs. SJ (12/6)… Assigned to Sweden’s World Junior Championship team on 12/18… Recalled from Sweden’s World Junior Championship team on 1/8… Matched his career high with three points (1g, 2a) vs. TOR (1/9)… Skated a season-high 22:55 of ice time at ANA (3/2)… Earned two points (1g, 1a) at SJ (3/4)… Registered his first NHL multi-goal game (2g, 0a) at PIT (4/1)… Games missed due to injury: 7 (Upper-body: 10/13-10/24, 12/14; Illness: 3/18)… Was a healthy extra for: 1 game (2/25)… Longest point streak: 2 games (3/11-3/13: 1g, 1a; 4/11-4/13: 1g, 1a)… Multi-goal games: 1 (4/1 at PIT: 2g, 0a)… Multi-assist games: 2 (last: 1/9 vs. TOR: 1g, 2a)… Multi-point games: 4 (last: 4/1 at PIT: 2g, 0a).

Career
Is in his second NHL season with the Hurricanes… Selected by Carolina with the fifth overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft… Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Hurricanes on 7/15/13… Started playing hockey in Germany at the age of three while his father was playing for the Hannover Scorpions… His father, Mikael, played for the Los Angeles Kings during the 1989-90 season, and also played professionally in the AHL, IHL and Sweden… Has represented Sweden in a number of international tournaments, helping Sweden capture silver at the 2012 U18 World Junior Championship and the 2013 and 2014 World Junior Championships…

2009-10: Tallied 10 points (4g, 6a) in nine games for the U18 team in Brynas…

2010-11: Spent the majority of the season with the Brynas U18 squad, ranking second on the team in scoring with 61 points (17g, 44a) in 40 games played… Also appeared in two games with Brynas Jr…

2011-12: Spent most of the 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…

2012-13: 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 junior-aged players in scoring… Earned his first SEL point with an assist at Linkoping (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.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 74 47 20 7 226 172 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
5 NYI 76 44 27 5 230 211 93
6 DET 74 40 22 12 216 201 92
7 WSH 75 40 25 10 218 186 90
8 BOS 75 37 25 13 199 195 87
9 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 74 35 35 4 203 230 74
13 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 68 20 27 -13 47
J. Faulk 73 14 32 -18 46
E. Lindholm 72 16 20 -21 36
J. Skinner 68 18 12 -22 30
V. Rask 71 11 19 -12 30
R. Nash 67 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 69 7 17 -13 24
J. McClement 73 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 45 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 37 4 15 -9 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 19 21 5 .910 2.43
A. Khudobin 8 15 5 .903 2.62