Elias Lindholm
Elias Lindholm 2013-2.jpg
Born 2 December 1994 (1994-12-02) (age 25),
Boden, Sweden
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
NHL team
F. teams
Carolina Hurricanes
Brynäs IF
NHL Draft 5th overall, 2013
Carolina Hurricanes
Playing career 2011–present
Medal record
Ice hockey
Representing Flag of Sweden Sweden
World Junior Championships
Silver 2013 Ufa
Silver 2014 Malmö

Elias Viktor Zebulon Lindholm [1] (born 2 December 1994) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player, currently playing for Carolina Hurricanes in the National Hockey League. He was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He is the youngest Swedish born player to score an NHL goal.

Playing careerEdit

Following being drafted by the Hurricanes, Lindholm made the opening roster for the 2013–14 NHL season. He scored his first NHL goal in his fourth ever NHL game against Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals on October 10, 2013. By scoring his first NHL goal at 18 years and 311 days, Lindholm became the youngest Swedish-born NHL player to score a goal, beating Gabriel Landeskog and his previous record, which was 18 years and 324 days.[2]

2010-11 Lindholm played with the Brynas IF Swedish U20 team, he played four games for the U20 team and was the second- leading scorer for the U18 team. Lindholm was selected in the fourth round (86th overall) by SKA St. Pertersburg of the KHL Draft.[3]

2011-12 Lindholm joined the Swedish Elite League, he played in 14 games, including two playoff games for Elitserien champion Brynas. Once again a key offensive force for Brynas U20 team and also the U19 World Junior A Challenge and 2012 U18 World Junior Championship tournaments.[3]

2012-13 Still with Brynas, Lindholm led all junior players in the Elitserien with 30 point, scoring 11 goals with 19 assists.[3] He skated for Sweden's U20 World Junior Championship in Ufa; scoring 2 goals with 2 assists and was minus-one with 4 penalty minutes in six games, they the silver medal.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Lindholm was born in Boden, Sweden, but grew up in Gävle. His father, Mikael Lindholm, is a retired ice hockey player who played in 404 SEL games and 18 NHL games with the Los Angeles Kings in 1989–90. Lindhom is a cousin of ice hockey player Calle Järnkrok and the younger brother of ice hockey player, Oliver Lindholm. Lindholm is not related to Hampus Lindholm. Lindholm started playing hockey in Hanover, Germany at the age of three while his father was playing for the Hannover Scorpions.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 Brynäs IF J20 20000 20110
2011–12 Brynäs IF J20 3614354945 211216
2011–12 Brynäs IF SHL 120000 20000
2012–13 Brynäs IF SHL 481119302 40004
2013–14 Charlotte Checkers AHL 61234
2013–14 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 58912214
SHL totals 601119302 60004
NHL totals 58912214


  1. Sundheim, Mike. "MikeSundheim: The Full Name of @NHLCanes' First Round Selection?", Twitter, 2013-06-30. Retrieved on 2014-03-29. 
  2. Gerbe's goal lift Hurricanes past Capitals. ESPN (2013-10-10). Retrieved on 2013-10-10.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Hockey's Future - History. Retrieved on 11 November 2014.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ryan Murphy
Carolina Hurricanes first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Haydn Fleury

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