Vegas Golden Knights general manager Kelly McCrimmon announced today that the team has signed goaltender Carl Lindbom to a three-year entry level contract. He will earn a salary of $840,000 in the NHL and $80,000 in the American Hockey League.
The 20-year-old Swedish goaltender was drafted by the Golden Knights in the seventh round (222nd) in the 2021 NHL Draft. He most recently played in Hockey Allsvenskan of Sweden with Djurgårdens IF where he posted a 25-11-0 record to go along with a 1.86 goals-against-average and .914 save percentage. He was named Goaltender of the Year and League Rookie of the Year after his outstanding performance.
Lindbom also represented Sweden at the 2023 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship. He was the only goalkeeper to see action for Sweden and had two shutouts, the best of any goaltender and a 2.64 goals-against average and .914 save percentage in seven games for help his team go 4-3 in the tournament. He also won a bronze medal with Sweden at the Junior World Championship in 2022.
EliteProspects offered this scouting report in their 2021 NHL Draft Guide regarding Swedish goaltender, “Carl is a fast and athletic goalkeeper, quick on his feet and ultra-competitive too.”
Lindbom could start next season in the American Hockey League with Golden Knights affiliate, the Henderson Silver Knights, where he will battle for a starting goalie position with Jiri Petera, who has seen NHL action with the Henderson Silver Knights. Golden Knights in 2022-23. However, the sources seem to indicate that he will be loaned to Färjestad in the Swedish Hockey League.