The Anaheim Ducks announced on Wednesday that they have signed left wing Joakim Lindstrom to a one-year contract. Per club policy, financial terms were not disclosed.
Lindstrom, 24 (12/5/83), was acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for a conditional pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft on July 15, 2008. He appeared in 25 games with Columbus last season, scoring 3-4=7 points with an even plus/minus rating and 14 penalty minutes (PIM). Lindstrom set NHL career highs in all offensive categories in 2007-08, including goals, assists, points, power play goals (2), game-winning goals (1) and shots (25).
Lindstrom spent the rest of the 2007-08 season with Syracuse, the Blue Jackets’ primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). He scored 25-35=60 points with 68 PIM in 49 games with Syracuse, leading the team in points and power play goals (13) while tying for the lead in goals. Lindstrom also appeared in 13 Calder Cup Playoff games with the Crunch, collecting 4-3=7 points with six PIM.
Originally selected by Columbus in the second round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Lindstrom has appeared in 37 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, scoring 4-4=8 points with 18 PIM. In four seasons with Syracuse, he collected 65-94=159 points with a +2 rating and 154 PIM in 176 career AHL games.
A native of Skelleftea, Sweden, Lindstrom registered 12-13=25 points with 60 PIM in 133 career games with MoDo in the Swedish Elite League from 2000-05.