Place of BirthGävle, SWE
Lindstein is a speedy defender that takes every chance he has to join the rush and be a part of the offense. He is a player to pay attention to every time he starts a breakout with fantastic first passes. He has a sense that makes him comfortable with bringing the puck forward without putting himself under pressure. He has great judgement on when to pass or keep carrying the puck on his own. He is a problem solver on the ice, and tight situations get solved smoothly. Lindstein also has a good shot that he really likes to use from the blue line. He reads the game well without the puck, too, and often takes a few steps forward in the neutral zone to break up a play or just apply pressure on opponents. He shows a good gap control and does not get outskated in situations where it’s a battle for a loose puck. Lindstein is not bad at all when it gets crowded in his own zone, but here are areas to improve. He can be a little too opportunistic and tries to move forward too fast and therefore gets stuck in his eagerness to be offensive if he has a chance to get his hands on the puck. Sometimes it is better to take a step forward, finish the situation, and then start a breakout more safely. I also would like to see him play more physical and tough along the boards and in front of the net. This was my third viewing of Lindstein and he is on a high level for sure. But with the defensive problems that I see I would like to move him down a bit and pick him closer to the middle of the second round of the 2023 draft.
Theo Lindstein's Reports
|Jan 11/23||Theo Lindstein||24441 – Brynas J20 vs. AIK J20||J20 Nationell||by Fredrik Haak||View Summary|
|Oct 8/22||Theo Lindstein||24188 – Brynas J20 vs. Almtuna J20||J20 Nationell||by Fredrik Haak||View Summary|
|Jan 22/22||Theo Lindstein||23260 – Brynas J20 vs. Sodertalje J20||J20 Nationell||by Fredrik Haak||View Summary|