Lindskoug Takes Flames Net
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Finally, the 28-year-old will make his Elite League debut in Surrey when the new season kicks off in September. Before originally signing with Flames, Lindskoug was with Italian side Ritten/Renon where he posted a nearly 93 save percentage and 2.21 Goals Against Average while helping the club collect the Italian Supercup. The native of Trelleborg spent the term before that at Katowice in Poland where he backed the club to a Bronze Medal with a GAA under 2 and a 93.6 save percentage as follow up to the same placing in 2017-2018 with Danish side Rungsted.
“I am really happy to join Guildford,” offered Lindskoug. “I am excited to meet my new teammates. I've heard the fans are great there and I'm looking forward to playing hockey again very soon.”
The 5’11”, 185lb stopper spent the bulk of his junior career at home before closing his development time with Muskegon Lumberjacks in the United States Hockey league in 2012-2013. He cleaned up the award presentations as the netminder with the top save percentage; selection to the 1st All-Star team; and the ‘Goaltender of the Year’ nod. From there he opened his pro account with 14 games in Sweden’s 2nd league at Rögle BK. He stayed in the Allsvenskan with back to back stints from 2014 to 2016 at IF Björklöven where he appeared 83 times and registered a 92 save percentage while never averaging above 2.5 goals against. 2016-2017 was his first senior appearance outside his homeland with Belarusian outfit Shakhter Soligorsk ahead of his Danish move.
“This unique situation gives new meaning to the phrase ‘we have tried to get him here on previous occasions,’” quipped Head Coach Paul Dixon. “Several times we couldn’t come to an arrangement, and then when we finally did we were shut down for a year, but now we finally get a chance to get him over here.”
“When we have spoken to people about Kevin, they talk about his quality as a goaltender and his character as a great addition to the dressing room.”
“Kevin had a great showing last season while he kept active closer to home, and has had a phenomenal record in some excellent leagues, including an outstanding stretch for a couple of years in the Swedish Allsvenskan.”