Ducks acquire 2008 AHL All-Star forward Lindstrom

The Anaheim Ducks, parent club of the AHL’s Iowa Chops, announced today that they have acquired left wing Joakim Lindstrom from the Columbus Blue Jackets, parent club of the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch, in exchange for a conditional pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Lindstrom, 24 (12/5/83), appeared in 25 games with Columbus last season, scoring seven points (3-4-7) with an even plus/minus rating and 14 penalty minutes. Lindstrom set NHL career highs in all offensive categories in 2007-08, including goals, assists, points, power play goals (2), game-winning goals (1) and shots (25).

He spent the rest of the 2007-08 season with Syracuse, the Blue Jackets’ primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League. Lindstrom scored 60 points (25-35-60) with 68 penalty minutes in 49 games with Syracuse, leading the team in points and power play goals (13) while tying for the lead in goals. His performance earned him a spot in the 2008 AHL All-Star Game.

Lindstrom also appeared in 13 Calder Cup Playoff games with the Crunch last spring, collecting seven points (4-3-7) and six penalty minutes.

A native of Skelleftea, Sweden, Lindstrom has totaled 159 points (65-94-165) in 176 career AHL regular-season contests, all as a member of Syracuse.

Originally selected by Columbus in the second round (41st overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Lindstrom has appeared in 37 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, scoring eight points (4-4-8) with 18 penalty minutes.