Willy Lindstrom
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Willy Lindstrom
Willy Lindström
Willy Lindstrom 2016.jpg
Lindstrom in 2016
Born (1951-05-05) May 5, 1951 (age 70)
Grums, Sweden[1]
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for WHA
Winnipeg Jets
NHL
Edmonton Oilers
Pittsburgh Penguins
SEL
Brynäs IF
National team  Sweden
Playing career 1975–1990

Bo Morgan Willy Lindström (born May 5, 1951) is a Swedish former ice hockey player for the Winnipeg Jets, Edmonton Oilers and Pittsburgh Penguins.

Career

Willy Lindström was born i Grums, Värmland, Sweden. He began playing ice hockey in Grums IK during the 1960s.

Lindström joined Västra Frölunda HC in 1970 and made his debut in the top level ice hockey league in Sweden.[1] Lindström signed a contract as a free agent with the Winnipeg Jets in the WHA in 1975. He was one of the top scorers in the WHA four years in a row.

Lindström was traded to the Edmonton Oilers for Laurie Boschman in March 1983.[1] He won two Stanley Cups with the Edmonton Oilers in 1984 and 1985.[1] Lindström is the only player to have had both Bobby Hull and Wayne Gretzky as teammates, as well as Mario Lemieux. Lindström scored five goals in a game against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Spectrum on 2 March 1982, becoming the first non-Canadian to accomplish the feat.

Lindström later returned to Swedish ice hockey, where he joined Brynäs IF. He ended his professional career in 1990.[1]

Personal life

Lindström has a son Liam Lindström who played for the Phoenix RoadRunners of the ECHL, and in various levels of Swedish hockey.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1967-68 Grums IK SWE II 22 11 6 17 -- -- -- -- -- --
1968-69 Grums IK SWE II 21 11 10 21 -- -- -- -- -- --
1969-70 Grums IK SWE II 19 30 12 42 -- -- -- -- -- --
1970-71 Västra Frölunda IF SWE 14 7 4 11 10 8 3 0 3 2
1971-72 Västra Frölunda IF SWE 27 12 11 23 18 -- -- -- -- --
1972-73 Västra Frölunda IF SWE 14 7 5 12 14 14 6 1 7 4
1973-74 Västra Frölunda IF SWE 27 19 11 30 22 -- -- -- -- --
1974-75 Västra Frölunda IF SWE 29 18 15 33 24 -- -- -- -- --
1975-76 Winnipeg Jets WHA 81 23 36 59 32 13 4 7 11 2
1976-77 Winnipeg Jets WHA 79 44 36 80 37 20 9 6 15 22
1977-78 Winnipeg Jets WHA 77 30 30 60 42 8 3 4 7 17
1978-79 Winnipeg Jets WHA 79 26 36 62 22 10 10 5 15 9
1979-80 Winnipeg Jets NHL 79 23 26 49 20 -- -- -- -- --
1980-81 Winnipeg Jets NHL 72 22 13 35 45 -- -- -- -- --
1981-82 Winnipeg Jets NHL 74 32 27 59 33 4 2 1 3 2
1982-83 Winnipeg Jets NHL 63 20 25 45 8 -- -- -- -- --
1982-83 Edmonton Oilers NHL 10 6 5 11 2 16 2 11 13 4
1983-84 Edmonton Oilers NHL 73 22 16 38 38 19 5 5 10 10
1984-85 Edmonton Oilers NHL 80 12 20 32 18 18 5 1 6 8
1985-86 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 71 14 17 31 30 -- -- -- -- --
1986-87 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 60 10 13 23 6 -- -- -- -- --
1987-88 Brynäs IF SEL 35 14 9 23 38 -- -- -- -- --
1988-89 Brynäs IF SEL 29 12 5 17 26 5 3 1 4 4
1989-90 Brynäs IF SEL 29 8 5 13 12 3 0 0 0 0
SWE totals 111 63 46 109 88 22 9 1 10 6
WHA Totals 316 123 138 261 133 51 26 22 48 50
NHL Totals 582 161 162 323 200 57 14 18 32 24

International

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1974 Sweden WC 9 7 5 12 6
1975 Sweden WC 7 2 1 3 4
1976 Sweden CC 1 0 0 0 5
Senior totals 17 9 6 15 15

Awards

References

External links



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