The Bruins acquired Lindholm Saturday from the Anaheim Geese 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 needed to make that value was effectively value it and hold him round longer than this season.
Lindholm presently has 5 targets and 22 factors in 61 video games this season, though he’s not as identified for his offensive recreation 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 Geese don’t have robust underlying numbers as a group, it isn’t the rationale Lindholm’s underperforming there, as he’s -0.32% and -3.62% comparatively to his teammates in these stats, respectively. It will likely be attention-grabbing 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 group till 2027 and Lindholm joins Charlie McAvoy in being locked up till 2030.