NEW YORK, July 1, 2015 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has agreed to terms with free agent forward Matt Lindblad.
Lindblad, 25, skated in 47 games with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL) this past season, registering nine goals and 13 assists for 22 points, along with a plus-five rating and six penalty minutes. He established AHL career-highs in goals and plus/minus rating in 2014-15. He posted an AHL career-high four-game point streak from October 19 vs. Portland to November 1 at Springfield (one goal, three assists) and he tied a single-game AHL career-high with three points (one goal, two assists) on Jan. 18 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Lindblad also skated in three playoff games with Providence. In addition, he skated in two NHL games with Boston in 2014-15, recording three shots on goal.
The 5-11, 193-pounder has skated in 106 career AHL games over parts of three seasons, registering 18 goals and 33 assists for 51 points, along with a plus-four rating and 14 penalty minutes. Lindblad has also skated in 15 career AHL playoff games, recording three goals and four assists for seven points, along with a plus-four rating. In addition, he has skated in four career NHL games over parts of two seasons, all with Boston.
Prior to joining the professional ranks, Lindblad played three seasons of collegiate hockey at Dartmouth University. In 89 career collegiate games, Lindblad registered 29 goals and 51 assists for 80 points, along with a plus-24 rating and eight penalty minutes. Lindblad, who was named to the All-Ivy League Second Team during his junior season in 2012-13, posted at least 15 assists, 24 points, and a plus-five rating in each of his three collegiate seasons, and he tallied 10 or more goals in two of three seasons with Dartmouth.
The Evanston, Illinois native originally signed with Boston as a free agent on April 5, 2013.