The Bruins acquired Lindholm Saturday from the Anaheim Ducks in a blockbuster commerce deadline deal, bringing him in for a first-round choose, two second-round picks, Urho Vaakanainen and John Moore. It appears they wished to make that value was properly price it and hold him round longer than this season.
Lindholm at present has 5 targets and 22 factors in 61 video games this season, though he’s not as identified for his offensive sport as he’s for being a jack of all trades, grasp of none. He has a 48.55% CF% and 46.42% xGF% this season at even energy, and whereas the Ducks don’t have sturdy underlying numbers as a crew, it isn’t the explanation Lindholm’s underperforming there, as he’s -0.32% and -3.62% comparatively to his teammates in these stats, respectively. It might be fascinating to see how this adjustments as soon as he enters the Bruins lineup.
With this extension, the Bruins now have six defenseman locked up till at the very least 2024. Matt Grzelcyk, Mike Reilly, and Derek Forbort all have two years left on their offers after this season, whereas Brandon Carlo is with the crew till 2027 and Lindholm joins Charlie McAvoy in being locked up till 2030.