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Finland Esa Lindell

#23 Dallas Stars / NHL - 22/23
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Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Alexander Blank 2 3 1 4
2. Joakim Kemell 1 2 2 4
3. Aatu Räty 1 1 3 4
4. Roni Hirvonen 1 1 2 3
5. Daniel Torgersson 1 2 0 2
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
28
Height
6'3" / 191 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
220 lbs / 100 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Contract
24/25
Cap Hit
$5,800,000 Powered by
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Highlights
1-time U20 WJC Gold Medal 1
1-time World Championship Gold Medal 1
1-time World Championship Silver Medal 1
1-time Liiga All-Star Team 1
1-time Liiga Best Defenseman (Pekka Rautakallio Award) 1
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2008-09 Jokerit U16 U16 SM-sarja 8 0 3 3 2 - | Playoffs 8 0 1 1 0 -
2009-10 Jokerit U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 7 3 5 8 2 - |
Jokerit U16 U16 SM-sarja 26 9 12 21 16 - | Playoffs 13 1 2 3 8 -
Jokerit U18 U18 SM-sarja 3 0 1 1 2 - |
2010-11 Jokerit U18 U18 SM-sarja 14 5 7 12 10 - | Playoffs 4 0 1 1 4 -
Jokerit U20 U20 SM-liiga 0 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 3 1 1 2 2 3
Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 9 0 1 1 4 - |
2011-12 Jokerit U20 U20 SM-liiga 48 21 30 51 16 24 | Playoffs 11 2 5 7 6 1
Kiekko-Vantaa Mestis 2 0 0 0 0 1 |
Finland U18 WJC-18 7 0 6 6 2 4 |
Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 15 2 7 9 18 3 |
2012-13 Jokerit U20 U20 SM-liiga 11 5 4 9 6 2 |
Jokerit SM-liiga 19 0 0 0 4 -9 |
Kiekko-Vantaa Mestis 22 4 6 10 16 -10 |
Finland U19 (all) “C” International-Jr 7 3 0 3 2 0 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 8 0 0 0 6 3 |
2013-14 Jokerit Liiga 44 2 3 5 10 8 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0 0
Kiekko-Vantaa Mestis 11 2 3 5 8 2 |
Finland U20 WJC-20 7 2 3 5 6 6 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 7 2 3 5 6 - |
Finland (all) International 6 0 1 1 0 5 |
2014-15 Ässät Liiga 57 14 21 35 28 0 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0 -1
Texas Stars AHL 5 0 1 1 2 0 |
Finland WC 8 1 5 6 0 5 |
Finland (all) International 19 4 6 10 0 4 |
2015-16 Dallas Stars NHL 4 0 0 0 0 -3 |
Texas Stars AHL 73 14 28 42 56 6 | Playoffs 4 2 2 4 0 2
Finland WC 10 1 3 4 0 6 |
Finland (all) International 10 1 3 4 0 6 |
2016-17 Dallas Stars NHL 73 6 12 18 22 8 |
Texas Stars AHL 2 0 1 1 0 3 |
Finland WCup 1 0 0 0 0 -1 |
Finland (all) International 4 0 1 1 0 0 |
2017-18 Dallas Stars NHL 80 7 20 27 24 19 |
2018-19 Dallas Stars NHL 82 11 21 32 33 14 | Playoffs 13 1 3 4 4 4
2019-20 Dallas Stars NHL 69 3 20 23 12 5 | Playoffs 27 1 7 8 2 -12
2020-21 Dallas Stars “A” NHL 56 5 11 16 19 11 |
2021-22 Dallas Stars “A” NHL 76 4 21 25 12 4 | Playoffs 7 0 2 2 0 0
Finland WC 6 0 1 1 2 -1 |
Finland (all) International 6 0 1 1 2 -1 |
2022-23 Dallas Stars NHL - - - - - - |
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Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2010-11 Finland U17 EYOF 3 0 0 0 0 1 |
2011-12 Finland U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial 5 1 0 1 14 -3 |
2012-13 Jokerit ET 7 2 1 3 2 - |
2013-14 Jokerit ET 5 0 2 2 2 - |
2014-15 Finland EHT 8 2 0 2 0 -2 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
WC
2022-05-29T20:20:00+0300 Finland vs Canada
2022-05-28T14:20:00+0300 Finland vs USA
2022-05-26T20:20:00+0300 Finland vs Slovakia
2022-05-24T20:20:00+0300 Finland vs Czechia
2022-05-21T16:20:00+0300 Finland @ Austria
2022-05-20T16:20:00+0300 Finland @ Great Britain
NHL
2022-05-15T21:30:00-0400 Dallas Stars @ Calgary Flames
2022-05-13T21:30:00-0400 Dallas Stars vs Calgary Flames
2022-05-11T21:50:00-0400 Dallas Stars @ Calgary Flames
2022-05-09T21:30:00-0400 Dallas Stars vs Calgary Flames
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 3 80 14 30 44 0.55 58 9 | 1 4 2 2 4 1.00 0 2
EHT 1 8 2 0 2 0.25 0 -2 | 0
ET 2 12 2 3 5 0.42 4 - | 0
EYOF 1 3 0 0 0 0.00 0 1 | 0
Ivan Hlinka Memorial (Hlinka Gretzky Cup) 1 5 1 0 1 0.20 14 -3 | 0
International 5 45 5 12 17 0.38 2 14 | 0
International-Jr 4 46 7 11 18 0.39 36 6 | 0
Liiga (SM-liiga) 3 120 16 24 40 0.33 42 -1 | 2 4 0 0 0 0.00 0 -1
Mestis 3 35 6 9 15 0.43 24 -7 | 0
NHL 8 440 36 105 141 0.32 122 58 | 3 47 2 12 14 0.30 6 -8
U16 SM-sarja 2 34 9 15 24 0.71 18 - | 2 21 1 3 4 0.19 8 -
U16 SM-sarja Q 1 7 3 5 8 1.14 2 - | 0
U18 SM-sarja 2 17 5 8 13 0.76 12 - | 1 4 0 1 1 0.25 4 -
U20 SM-liiga (U20 SM-sarja) 3 59 26 34 60 1.02 22 26 | 2 14 3 6 9 0.64 8 4
WC 3 24 2 9 11 0.46 2 10 | 0
WCup 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 -1 | 0
WJC-18 1 7 0 6 6 0.86 2 4 | 0
WJC-20 1 7 2 3 5 0.71 6 6 | 0
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Strength
16
Leadership
16
Defensive
16
Speed
15

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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
John Klingberg (D) 2011-2022 9 Dallas Stars, Jokerit U20, Kiekko-Vantaa, Texas Stars
Radek Faksa (F) 2014-2023 9 Dallas Stars, Texas Stars
Tyler Seguin (F) 2015-2023 8 Dallas Stars
Jamie Benn (F) 2015-2023 8 Dallas Stars

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DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
05/16/2019
05/16/2019 Extension Dallas Stars Dallas Stars
06/26/2017
06/26/2017 Extension Dallas Stars Dallas Stars
05/07/2014
05/07/2014 Confirmed Ässät Dallas Stars
03/27/2014
03/27/2014 Confirmed Jokerit Ässät
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Drafted 2015, 2 #47 overall by Dinamo Minsk in the KHL Draft

Cult/Star player for Ässät

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