Gustav Lindstrom re-signs for two years, $1.6 million ($850K per season)

The Red Wings have retained Gustav Lindstrom’s services for the next two seasons.

The Red Wings posted a press release regarding Lindstrom’s re-signing

DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings today agreed to terms with defenseman Gustav Lindstrom on a two-year contract extension.

Lindstrom, 22, played in three different leagues during the 2020-21 campaign, finishing the season with a 13-game stint with the Red Wings where he logged three points (0-3-3), a plus-one rating, 14 hits and 17 blocked shots in 16:07 average time on ice. Lindstrom also skated in 13 games with the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins, registering three points (0-3-3) and eight penalty minutes. A native of Ostervala, Sweden, Lindstrom began the season with Almtuna IS in second-tier Sweden, picking up 11 points (0-11-11) and 20 penalty minutes in 20 games. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound defenseman has spent the majority of the last two seasons in North America, totaling four points (0-4-4) and 14 penalty minutes in 29 NHL games with Detroit and eight points (0-8-8) and 34 penalty minutes in 58 AHL games with Grand Rapids.

Originally drafted by the Red Wings in the second round (38th overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Lindstrom also played three full seasons professionally in Sweden prior to moving to North America. In 2018-19, Lindstrom helped Frolunda HC win a Swedish Hockey League championship, posting six points (3-3-6) and 50 penalty minutes in 40 regular-season games, in addition to posting six points (2-4-6) in 11 games as Frolunda also won the Champions League tournament. He’s also appeared in 107 games with Almtuna over two stints, tallying 34 points (8-26-34) and 80 penalty minutes in 107 games. Lindstrom also picked up a silver medal for Sweden at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship, notching one assist in seven games. Prior to turning pro, Lindstrom totaled 14 points (6-8-14) in nine games in the Swedish under-20 league and 51 points (20-31-51) in 59 games in the under-18 leagues for Almtuna.

And the Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan posted the terms thereof:

On Monday, the Red Wings also signed restricted free agent defenseman Gustav Lindstrom to a two-year contract, worth $1.7 million ($850,000 salary cap hit).

Lindstrom, 22, played in 13 games with the Wings last season, with no goals and three assists. He has no goals and four assists in 29 games in the NHL over the last two seasons.

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