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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

It was a big dream. [Messi] is probably the best athlete out there, so it's a big honor, for [Kuznetzov] as well. It's maybe a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the best player in soccer right now. I'm a big Barcelona fan and Messi fan, so it's huge. You can take [Michael] Jordan, [Mark] Messier, [Wayne] Gretzky, those kinds of [people]. It's an honor to meet. It's nice to be in that position.

— Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin told told Monumental Network after meeting soccer star Lionel Messi prior to Argentina's practice at Fed Ex Field in Landover, Md. on Friday