BostonBruins.com – The Boston Bruins selected defenseman Ryan Lindgren with the 49th overall pick of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft on Saturday afternoon.
"I honestly could not be more excited," Lindgren said just moments after being chosen by Boston. "They are one of the teams that seemed like they had a lot of interest in me. When you get selected by a team like the Boston Bruins, everyone knows what a great organization they are. I really could not be more excited."
Lindgren described himself as a hard-working defensive defenseman.
"I think I’m a leader on and off the ice, bring a good compete level," said Lindgren. "I bring it every day. I think more of a defensive defenseman, but I think I’ve got some offensive ability in my game as well. I’m a guy who’s going to be physical, going to bring it every game, block shots, who’s going to do what he has to do to help the team."
Check out all the facts and figures on Lindgren below:
2nd Round, 49th overall
Weight: 198 pounds
Birthday: Feb. 11, 1998 (18 years old)
Hometown: Burnsville, Minn.
Last team: U.S. National Team Development Program
Future team: University of Minnesota (Big Ten)
Miscellaneous: Lindgren, who has committed to the University of Minnesota for next fall, has played the last two seasons with the U.S. National Team Development Program. Over that span, he has nine goals and 35 assists for 44 points, in 116 games.
He earned a bronze medal with Team USA at the U-18 World Championship last season.
His brother, Charlie, is a goalie in the Montreal Canadiens organization.
“A little rivalry there, pretty cool,” Lindgren said.