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Ducks sign top pick Lindholm to entry-level deal

Friday, 07.13.2012 / 4:05 PM / News

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Ducks sign top pick Lindholm to entry-level deal
The Ducks on Friday signed defenseman Hampus Lindholm, the sixth player taken in the NHL Draft last month, to a three-year, entry-level contract.

The Anaheim Ducks on Friday signed defenseman Hampus Lindholm, the sixth player taken in the NHL Draft last month, to a three-year, entry-level contract. No financial terms of the deal were disclosed.

The 18-year-old played 28 games with Rogle BK of the Swedish Division 2 league last season, scoring a goal and adding three assists. He scored once and added four assists for five points in 10 playoff games to help the club clinch a spot in the Swedish Elite League next season.

Lindholm also played 28 games for Rogle Jr. in 2011-12, going 5-12-17 with a plus-25 rating.

The native of Helsingborg, Sweden, played extensive minutes as a member of the top defensive pairing for Sweden at the 2012 Under-18 World Championship. He had four assists and four penalty minutes in six games as Sweden won the silver medal.

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