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Canadiens agree to terms on a two-year contract with free agent Charlie Lindgren

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

PRESS RELEASE

MONTRÉAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced today that the team has agreed to terms on a two-year, two-way contract (2015-16 and 2016-17) with free agent goaltender Charlie Lindgren.

Crédit: Brace Hemmelgarn / St. Cloud State University Athletics

“We are very happy to have reached an agreement with Charlie Lindgren. Lindgren was in our mind one of the best free agent goaltenders available coming out of the US college level. He made the decision to join the Canadiens organization and will complete the season with the team. Lindgren is a top goaltender coming out of college, and becomes an excellent prospect for our organization, bringing some depth at this position,” said general manager Marc Bergevin.

Lindgren, 22, appeared in 40 games with the St. Cloud State Huskies (NCHC) in 2015-16, posting a record of 30 wins, 9 losses and one draw. He led all NCHC goaltenders in wins (30), saves (1,020) and shutouts (5 – tied with two other goaltenders). Lindgren ranked second in the NCHC in minutes played (2,343), third in save percentage (.925) and fourth in goals against average (2.13).

Lindgren played in 88 regular season games at St. Cloud State in three complete seasons since making his college debut in 2013-14, posting a 51-29-3 record with eight shutouts. The 6’02’’ and 190 lbs goaltender displayed a 2.21 goals against average and a .921 save percentage.

A native of Lakeville, Minnesota, Lindgren suited up with the Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL) in 2011-12 and 2012-13, posting a 44-33-5 record, with two shutouts, a 3.00 goals against average and a .903 save percentage.

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