MONTREAL, QC – The Montreal Canadians announced on Thursday they have signed goaltender Charlie Lindgren to a one-year, two-way contract. The 23-year old goaltender hails from Lakeville, MN.
Lindgren finished his first professional year of hockey with the St. John’s Ice Caps with a record of 24-18-6, a goals against average of 2.56 and a .914 save percentage. Lindgren appeared in four playoff games for the Ice Caps winning one out of the four appearances before being eliminated by the Syracuse Crunch in the first round. In those four games, he allowed 10 goals in the Calder Cup Playoffs, his goals-against average was 2.21 and a save percentage of .922.
Lindgren started off the 2016-17 season in Montreal as a backup to goaltender Al Montoya while number one goaltender Carey Price was injured. He made his National Hockey League debut in April 2016 and won his debut, stopping 26 shots in the process. He continued the undefeated streak as he appeared in two games for the Canadians winning both of those starts. He ended up with a goals-against average was 1.48 and a save percentage of .949.
Prior to turning pro, Lindgren played two years for the Sioux Falls Stampede in the USHL (United States Hockey League) from 2010-12. He appeared in 33 games during the 2010-11 season and held a record of 9-19-3 with a goals-against average of 3.33 and a save percentage of .907. He had an outstanding year during the 2011-12 campaign. He appeared in 52 games with a record of 35-14-2 with a goals-against average of 2.80 and a save percentage of .900. From there, he played four years from 2012-16 at St. Cloud State University in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference.
The Ice Caps have relocated to Laval, QC to become the Laval Rocket for the 2017-18 season which is closer to Montreal and will be a part of the AHL’s Atlantic Division. The Laval Rocket will make their AHL debut at Place Bell on Friday, October 6th.