Ducks Acquire Joakim Lindstrom
The Ducks acquire the 24-year-old left wing from Columbus in exchange for a conditional pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft
|In 25 games with the Columbus in 2007-08, Joakim Lindstrom collected three goals, four assists and seven points. The 24-year-old left wing was acquired by the Ducks on Tuesday for a conditional draft pick.|
Lindstrom, 24 (12/5/83), appeared in 25 games with
Originally selected by
A native of
Vice President of Hockey Operations Bob Murray spoke to reporters via conference call on Tuesday afternoon. Following is a transcript:
On acquiring Joakim Lindstrom,
He’s a Swedish guy that we’ve been watching for years. He got drafted by
On the possibility of Lindstrom challenging for a spot with the Ducks,
Considering our situation at the moment, yes he could. We’re not that deep right now. There are going to guys competing for a top six forward spot at the moment with our team.
On Lindstrom getting a chance among the top six forwards,
I think so. I think that’s his role. That’s what I look at him as. Maybe when Randy (Carlyle) gets him he’ll find another spot for him. I think he’s a top six type of guy. I don’t see him as a checker or an energy guy. I think he’s a skilled player. That’s really where I’m thinking he’ll get the chance with us anyway.
On if Lindstrom is a scorer or a playmaker,
He’s got a little bit of both. He’s very talented with the puck. He’s skilled. He sees the ice. It’s time he moves on from the American Hockey League. It’s either play in the NHL or eventually if he can’t play there, he’ll have to go back to
On the conditions of the draft pick being sent to
Depending on how many games he plays in the National Hockey League with us, it could be a fourth or a seventh round pick.