Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Chris Lindberg
Left-winger Chris Lindberg spent parts of three seasons with the Calgary Flames in the early 90s. He was a top college and international player who also excelled in the German and Swiss Leagues.

Born in Fort Frances, Ontario, Lindberg spent the 1985-86 season with the Estevan Bruins of the SJHL. He then played three years at the University of Minnesota-Duluth before signing as a free agent with the Hartford Whalers in March, 1989. After splitting the next season between the AHL and East Coast League, the young forward spent the next two years on the Canadian national team. During this period he came to terms with the Flames then registered five points in eight games when Canada won the silver medal at the 1992 Albertville Olympics.

Following the Olympics, Lindberg played 17 games for Calgary then joined Canada at the World Championships. He was taken in the Expansion Draft by the Ottawa Senators then traded back to Calgary four days later. In 1992-93, the hustling winger scored nine goals and played solid defence on the talented Flames. Prior to the 1993-94 season, Lindberg signed with the Quebec Nordiques. He split the year between the NHL and the Cornwall Aces of the AHL. The next year he joined the Krefeld Pinguine of the German league and remained there for parts of the next four years. Lindberg also played a few games for EV Zug of Switzerland when they won the national championship in 1998. He retired in 2001 after playing a year with Lugano of Switzerland.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1985-86 Estevan Bruins SJHL 60 30 38 68 110 15 5 14 19 6
1986-87 Estevan Bruins SJHL
1987-88 U. of Minnesota-Duluth WCHA 35 12 10 22 36
1988-89 U. of Minnesota-Duluth WCHA 36 15 18 33 51
1989-90 Binghamton Whalers AHL 32 4 4 8 36
1989-90 Virginia Lancers ECHL 26 11 23 34 27 4 0 3 3 2
1990-91 Canada Nat-Tm 55 25 31 56 53
1990-91 Springfield Indians AHL 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
1991-92 Canada Nat-Tm 56 33 35 68 63
1991-92 Canada Olympics 8 1 4 5 4
1991-92 Calgary Flames NHL 17 2 5 7 17 +3
1991-92 Canada WC-A 5 1 0 1 8
1992-93 Calgary Flames NHL 62 9 12 21 18 -3 2 0 1 1 2
1993-94 Quebec Nordiques NHL 37 6 8 14 12 -1
1993-94 Cornwall Aces AHL 23 14 13 27 28 13 11 3 14 10
1994-95 Krefelder EV Germany 42 25 41 66 103 15 4 10 14 20
1995-96 Krefelder EV Pinguine Germany 49 21 35 56 96 6 4 7 11 8
1996-97 Krefeld Pinguine Germany 47 37 35 72 129 3 0 1 1 6
1996-97 SC Herisau Swiss-2 1 0 0 0 0
1997-98 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 18 8 14 22 25 +7
1997-98 Krefeld Pinguine Germany 15 2 7 9 33
1997-98 EV Zug Swiss 2 1 1 2 0 17 6 15 21 22
1998-99 SC Rapperswil-Jona Swiss 43 22 28 50 114 5 1 2 3 4
1999-00 ZSC Lions Zurich Swiss 22 5 8 13 62
1999-00 Canada Nat-Tm 9 6 2 8 8
2000-01 HC Lugano Swiss 19 9 8 17 22 13 3 5 8 42
2001-02 HC Geneve-Servette Swiss-2 3 2 2 4 4
2001-02 EHC Visp Swiss-2 7 6 6 12 12
2002-03 HC Ajoie Swiss-2 37 21 35 56 152 5 2 1 3 14
2003-04 EC VSV Villach Austria 23 7 21 28 28
2004-05 Nippon Paper Cranes AsiaHL 29 13 32 45 76 8 6 1 7 12
NHL Totals 116 17 25 42 47 2 0 1 1 2


Signed as a free agent by Hartford, March 17, 1989. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, August 2, 1991. Claimed by Ottawa from Calgary in Expansion Draft, June 18, 1992. Traded to Calgary by Ottawa for Mark Osiecki, June 22, 1992. Signed as a free agent by Quebec, September 9, 1993.
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