Name: Christopher Heino-Lindberg
Acquired: 2003 NHL Draft, 6th round (177th)
Plays with a lot of heart, and has a temper on the ice. Makes the big game
May need to add some size.
HW Updates, by Dan Linn
February 2004 – Lindberg is going to need some time off
after facing so much rubber this season in Sweden’s tier-2 league. He played for
the worst team in the league, as they gave up a ton of shots against, and
couldn’t buy a win. This could end up being a good experience for Lindberg, and
with a strong off season, he could find himself getting a chance to play for
Team Sweden’s U-20 team next year.
December 2003 – Playing for the worst team in the tier-2
division, Lindberg has been pounded with shots on a nightly basis, as he has
faced close to 900 shots already, but his save % ranks him at 8th
overall in the league, which is impressive considering the defense in front of
him. Lindberg could make a name for himself to grab a spot on next years U-20
team for Sweden, as he has international experience, and there are some weak
spots on the roster of Team Sweden.
October 2003 – Lindberg was also acquired in the recent
draft this summer, taken in the 6th round, 177th overall.
Lindberg at the time of the draft had played for Hammerby which is in the tier-2
league, but after recovering from an injury over the summer, he was loaned to
Vallentuna of the same tier-2 league. The team is the worst in the league, and
Lindberg is often left facing a ton of shots each night, with little defensive
September 2003 – Was injured over the summer, and wasn’t
expected back till November, but he has made a full recovery and is back in
action. Lindberg has been loaned to Vallentuna who are considered a very weak
team that get outshot often. So far it’s been tough for the young net minder, as
he hasn’t won a game yet, but he has gotten his goals against down to 4.18 (was
6.82) while putting up an impressive save % of 90.57. Hope he doesn’t mind
seeing a lot of rubber, because in only four games he’s played, he’s faced an
amazing 159 shots on goal with only 15 finding their way past him. He’s in for a