Perttu Lindgren was born on August 26, 1987 in Tampere, Finland. Drafted in the third round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Dallas Stars, he joined the club's AHL affiliate, the Iowa Stars in 2007.
Following his first season in North America, Lindgren returned to Finland to play for Lukko Rauma, only to return the following year. He would spend the majority of the 2009-10 season in the American Hockey league, but would get his first taste of NHL action, appearing in a single game for the Dallas Stars.
In 2010-11, Lindgren would again return to Finland, rejoining Rauma of the SM-ligga.