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Elias Lindholm
Elias Lindholm
Center  - CAR
Number: 16
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 192
Shoots: Right
Born: Dec 2, 1994  (Age 19)
Birthplace: Boden, Sweden
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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 MTL 23 16 6 1 61 57 33
2 TBL 22 14 6 2 77 60 30
3 PIT 19 13 4 2 69 44 28
4 NYI 20 14 6 0 68 57 28
5 BOS 22 13 9 0 57 54 26
6 DET 20 10 5 5 55 49 25
7 TOR 21 11 8 2 67 63 24
8 OTT 19 9 6 4 52 50 22
9 NYR 20 9 7 4 57 58 22
10 WSH 20 9 8 3 56 54 21
11 NJD 21 9 9 3 53 61 21
12 FLA 18 7 5 6 40 47 20
13 PHI 19 8 9 2 57 60 18
14 CAR 20 6 11 3 48 62 15
15 CBJ 20 6 12 2 49 72 14
16 BUF 21 6 13 2 36 70 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Nash 20 4 11 1 15
E. Staal 15 6 7 -6 13
J. Faulk 20 2 10 -8 12
J. Skinner 16 5 6 -4 11
J. Tlusty 20 8 2 -11 10
E. Lindholm 20 6 4 -3 10
N. Gerbe 16 2 6 3 8
A. Sekera 19 0 8 -3 8
C. Terry 17 4 3 1 7
V. Rask 20 3 2 -7 5
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 6 7 1 .903 2.71
A. Khudobin 0 4 2 .898 2.97