Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Esa Lindell
Esa Lindell was born on born May 23, 1994 in Helsinki, Finland. A standout defenceman in his homeland, Lindell was selected by the Dallas Stars in the third round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Lindell made his North American debut for the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League and would spend the majority of the 2015-16 season with the club. In 73 games he scored 14 times and added 28 assists. His strong play was rewarded with his first NHL recall. He made his NHL debut on January 19, 2016 and would appear in four games for the Stars during the 2015-16 season.

On the international stage Lindell has represented Finland on multiple occasions including capturing gold at the 2014 World Junior Championship and silver at the 2016 World Championship.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2009-10 Jokerit Helsinki U18 Fin-U18 3 0 1 1 2
2010-11 Jokerit Helsinki U18 Fin-U18 14 5 7 12 10 4 0 1 1 4
2010-11 Jokerit Helsinki Jr. Fin-Jr. 3 1 1 2 2
2011-12 Jokerit Helsinki Jr. Fin-Jr. 48 21 30 51 16 11 2 5 7 6
2011-12 Kiekko-Vantaa Finland-2 2 0 0 0 0
2011-12 Finland WJ18-A 7 0 6 6 2 +4
2012-13 Jokerit Helsinki Jr. Fin-Jr. 11 5 4 9 6
2012-13 Kiekko-Vantaa Finland-2 22 4 6 10 16
2012-13 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 19 0 0 0 4
2013-14 Kiekko-Vantaa Finland-2 11 2 3 5 8
2013-14 Czech Republic WJC-A 7 2 3 5 6 +6
2013-14 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 44 2 3 5 10 2 0 0 0 0
2014-15 Assat Pori Finland 57 14 21 35 28 2 0 0 0 0
2014-15 Finland WC-A 8 1 5 6 0 +5
2014-15 Texas Stars AHL 5 0 1 1 2 0
2015-16 Dallas Stars NHL 4 0 0 0 0 -3
2015-16 Texas Stars AHL 73 14 28 42 56 +6 4 2 2 4 0
2015-16 Finland WC-A 10 1 3 4 0 +6
2016-17 Dallas Stars NHL 73 6 12 18 22 +8
2016-17 Texas Stars AHL 2 0 1 1 0 +3
NHL Totals 77 6 12 18 22


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