NHL PLAYER, Elias Lindholm
Born Dec 02, 1994 -- Boden, Sweden
Selected by Carolina Hurricanes round 1 #5 overall 2013 NHL Entry Draft
Elias Lindholm is a Swedish professional ice hockey player for the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round (5th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft and spent his first five NHL seasons with them.
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 on October 10, 2013. In doing so, he became the youngest Swedish-born player to score an NHL goal (18 years and 311 days). On March 8, 2015 Lindholm scored his first career hat trick in a 4-3 win against the Edmonton Oilers.
On 23 June 2018, Lindholm was traded to the Calgary Flames along with teammate Noah Hanifin in exchange for Dougie Hamilton, Micheal Ferland, and prospect Adam Fox. He signed a six-year contract with the Flames on July 16, 2018. In his first season with his new team, Lindholm mostly played top-line minutes with Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan; all three scored career highs in points, with Lindholm scoring 27 goals and a total of 78 points.