| 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
832,500 USD (2015)
Ice hockey player
| January 20, 1994 (age 22)
Helsingborg, Sweden (1994-01-20) |
6th overall, 2012
Anaheim Ducks (#47 / Defenseman)
Rickard Rakell, Sami Vatanen, Ryan Getzlaf, Elias Lindholm, Bruce Boudreau
Hampus Lindholm Wikipedia
Hampus Lindholm (born 20 January 1994) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Anaheim Ducks of the NHL. He began his ice hockey career with Jonstorps IF and has previously played with Rögle BK.
In 2009–10, Lindholm played for the Jonstorps U20 team, scoring three points (one goal and two assists) in three games. The following year, he played 39 games for Rögle BK U20, providing four assists.
In 2011–12, Lindholm began his professional career with Rögle, playing 20 games and scoring four points, Lindholm was also named the U20 Super Elit League's Best Defenseman. Lindholm was a top prospect who was ranked fourth among European skaters by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau, and he was selected sixth overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Anaheim Ducks. He was considered by some to be a sleeper pick for the draft, with Rob Brodie comparing Lindholm to Erik Karlsson and Mika Zibanejad, two other Swedish prospects who rose sharply in the Draft.
Lindhom made his North American debut with the Norfolk Admirals, the Ducks' former American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, in 2012–13. That year, he played 44 games, getting 11 points (one goal and ten assists).
Lindholm scored his first NHL goal on 6 November 2013, against Mike Smith of the Phoenix Coyotes.
Lindholm has represented Sweden at the 2012 U18 World Junior Championship, winning the silver medal. In the 2012 J18 World Championships, he was voted one of the Swedish team's three most valuable players of the tournament. He also won the most valuable player award in the games against Finland and Switzerland.
Lindholm was not able to play for Sweden at the 2013 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships due to a concussion.
Lindholm is a two-way defenceman, who's good at passing the puck. His skating and hockey intelligence have also been admired. Former NHL defenseman Kenny Jönsson has influenced Lindholm, and Lindholm mentioned Nicklas Lidström as another one of his role models.