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 3 and his first youth team was 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.
Completed his second NHL season with the Hurricanes… Established career highs in goals (17) assists (22) and games played (81)… Ranked third on the team in points (39) and goals (17)… Was tied for first on the team with four game-winning goals… Earned an assist in the season opener against NYI (10/10)… Recorded his second NHL multi-goal game and first NHL game-winning goal vs. ARI (11/1)… Notched his second consecutive multi-point game with a goal and an assist vs. LA (11/2)… Recorded a career-high five-game point streak from 11/1-11/8 (5g, 1a), the longest point streak for a Hurricanes player this season… Became the third Hurricanes player in the last eight seasons to score three game-winning goals in a four-game stretch: 11/1-11/7 (Skinner, January 2014; Cole, March 2008)… Scored his seventh goal of the season and seventh in the month of November vs. PIT (11/29)… Ranked tied for ninth in the NHL with seven goals in November… Took a career-high eight shots and scored a goal vs. TOR (12/18)… Recorded an assist vs. NYR to extend his point streak to three games… Skated in his 100th NHL/Hurricanes game at STL (1/10)… Scored the game-winning goal at TOR (1/19)… Recorded a goal and an assist at SJ (2/7)… Scored his first NHL hat trick and added two assists for a career-high five points vs. EDM (3/8)… His five points in the game were the most by a Carolina player for the season… Was a healthy extra for: 1 game (2/25)… Longest point streak: 5 games (11/1-11/8: 5g, 2a)… Multi-goal games: 2 (11/1 vs. ARI: 2g, 0a; 3/8 vs. EDM: 3g, 2a)… Multi-assist games: 1 (3/8 vs. BUF: 3g, 2a)… Multi-point games: 4 (11/1 vs. ARI: 2g, 0a; 11/2 vs. LA: 1g, 1a; 2/7 at SJ: 1g, 1a; 3/8 vs. BUF: 3g, 2a).
Is in his third 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.
2013-14: Completed his rookie season with the Hurricanes, earning 21 points (9g, 12a) in 58 games… Appeared in six games with Charlotte (AHL), earning one goal and two assists… 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)… 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… Played in the World Junior Championship and recorded nine points (2g, 7a) in six games, helping Sweden capture the silver medal… Matched his career high with three points (1g, 2a) vs. TOR (1/9)… Registered his first NHL multi-goal game (2g, 0a) at PIT (4/1)… Missed seven games due to injury.