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Mats
Lindgren

Mats Lindgren is a defenseman who does his best work while in the other team’s zone, and looks very comfortable and confident running a power play. He displays good mobility along the blue line, combining his quick hands and agility to create room laterally and open up shooting or passing lanes. He is very noticeable…

Date of Birth
August 26, 2004
Position
Defense
Height
5'11"
Draft Year
2022
Place of Birth
North Vancouver, BC  
Shoots
Left
Weight
173 lbs
Draft Result
4/106 (BUF)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Sep 24/22 Lindgren Mats 24156 – Sabres vs. Senators PROSPECTS by Austin Broad View Report
Apr 13/22 Lindgren Mats 23736 – Kamloops vs. Prince George WHL by Joel Henderson View Report
Jan 25/22 Lindgren Mats 23283 – Kamloops vs. Prince George WHL by Joshua Frojelin View Report
Dec 19/21 Lindgren Mats 22939 – Kamloops vs. Prince George WHL by Joel Henderson View Report
Dec 12/21 Lindgren Mats 22916 – Kamloops vs. Vancouver WHL by Derek Neumeier View Report
Oct 19/21 Lindgren Mats 22647 – Prince George vs. Kamloops WHL by Donesh Mazloum View Report
Oct 18/21 Lindgren Mats 22639 – Kamloops vs. Kelowna WHL by View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2022-2023 Red Deer Rebels whl 17 2 5 7 0.41 7 4
2021-2022 Kamloops Blazers whl 68 5 39 44 0.65 25 42
2020-2021 Kamloops Blazers whl 22 1 9 10 0.45 -2 10
2019-2020 Kamloops Blazers whl 4 0 0 0 0 -2 2
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Mats Lindgren is a defenseman who does his best work while in the other team’s zone, and looks very comfortable and confident running a power play. He displays good mobility along the blue line, combining his quick hands and agility to create room laterally and open up shooting or passing lanes. He is very noticeable in the transition game. He anticipates plays well and is good at cutting off passes in the neutral zone. He usually keeps his head on a swivel and knows where he’s going with a puck before he digs it out of a scrum or retrieves it from his own end, which leads to quick transition play for his team. He has strong edges and can throw in the odd flashy spin while at middle or high gears to shake an oncoming forechecker, giving him ample time to make a decision up ice. He isn’t a particularly fast skater himself, however. His skating form has him hunched from his shoulders, which limits his stride length and the power he’s able to get off, and hinders his potential ceiling a bit. His mechanics need an adjustment on this. This is most notable in the defensive end, where his game isn’t as impactful as in the offensive and neutral zone. He’s a capable defender at the junior level, however, to be successful defending at the next level it would be nice to see some of that desire to be a difference-maker that we see on the offensive side happen in his own zone. He can also defer a little too much when he’s working with the man advantage. Lindgren has the offensive tools to likely crack an NHL roster one day. He’s likely to be a power play specialist kind of player who might slot in on the bottom pair at even strength, but if he can improve his skating and defending maybe he works his way to a top-four role.


– FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Guide