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Mats Lindgren

Mats Lindgren  #25

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NUMBER: 25 BIRTHDATE: October 1, 1974
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Skellefteå, Sweden
WEIGHT: 205 DRAFTED: WIN / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (15th overall)
Swedish Rookie of the Year (1994) Traded to Edmonton by Winnipeg with Boris Mironov, Winnipeg's 1st round choice (Jason Bonsignore) in 1994 Entry Draft and Florida's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Edmonton selected Adam Copeland) in 1994 Entry Draft for Dave Manson and St. Louis' 6th round choice (previously acquired, Winnipeg selected Chris Kibermanis) in 1994 Entry Draft, March 15, 1994. Traded to NY Islanders by Edmonton with Edmonton's 8th round choice (Radek Martinek) in 1999 Entry Draft for Tommy Salo, March 20, 1999. Missed majority of 2000-01 due to shoulder injury vs. Anaheim, November 25, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, November 3, 2002. Missed entire 2003-04 due to back injury suffered in practice, October 10, 2003. Officially announced his retirement January 20, 2005.
Quote of the Day

I'm very excited about what happened today. We've worked on this deal with Toronto for a month, or over a month. It got a little bit of legs on draft day, but it really heated up last night, and we were able to complete the deal today.

— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on Phil Kessel, who he acquired from the Maple Leafs in a trade on Wednesday
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