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Wild select Filip Lindberg with final selection of 2019 NHL Entry Draft

Goaltender won gold medal at IIHF World Junior Championships

by Brian Halverson /

VANCOUVER -- The Minnesota wild used its final selection of the 2019 NHL Draft on its second goaltender of the day in choosing Filip Lindberg in the seventh round (No. 197 overall). Lindberg, along with Hobey Baker Award winning defenseman Cale Makar, led UMass (Amherst) to the 2019 Frozen Four where the Minutemen eventually fell to Minnesota Duluth in the national championship game.

Here is a look at Filip Lindberg's stats:

Height: 6-foot-0

Weight: 187 lbs.

Catches: Left

Hometown: Espoo, Finland

2018-19 team: UMass (Amherst)

NHL Central Scouting Rank: N/A

Scouting report: As a freshman, Lindberg was 11-4-0 in 17 games (14 starts) for the Minutemen in their historic 2018-19 season posting a 1.60 goals-against average and .934 saves percentage and four shutouts. Lindberg joined his native Finland at the IIHF World Junior Championship and returned with a gold medal.

He won both games of UMass' Hockey East quarterfinal series against New Hampshire, including an 18-save shutout. His late-season performance earned him Hockey East Goaltender of the Month honors.

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