Penguins Sign Goaltender Filip Lindberg to a Two-Year Entry-Level Contract


2021 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Championship

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Penguins GM Ron Hextall announced that the team has signed Filip Lindberg to a two-year, entry-level contract.

See the press release below for more information.

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Penguins Sign Goaltender Filip Lindberg to a Two-Year Entry-Level Contract

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed goaltender Filip Lindberg to a two-year, entry-level contract, it was announced today by general manager Ron Hextall.

Lindberg, 22, enjoyed a career year in 2020-21 playing collegiate hockey with the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Minutemen. The 6-foot-1, 194-pound goaltender finished the season with a 10-1-4 record, 1.24 goals-against average, .949 save percentage and five shutouts in 15 games. His 1.24 goals-against average and .949 save percentage were both career highs and best in the entire NCAA.

Lindberg played a vital role in helping UMass capture the 2021 NCAA Championship, going 3-0 with a 0.33 goals-against average, a .986 save percentage and two shutouts. Lindberg turned aside all 25 shots he faced in the championship game against St. Cloud State which was held at PPG Paints Arena.

In three seasons with UMass from 2018-21, Lindberg has appeared in 49 games, going 29-9-6 with a 1.55 goals-against average, a .937 save percentage and 11 shutouts. His .937 save percentage is best in program history, while his 29 wins are fifth-most.

The native of Espoo, Finland represented his home country at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship, helping the team to a gold medal. Lindberg stopped all 18 shots he faced in his only game played.

Lindberg was originally by the Minnesota Wild in the seventh round (197th overall) in the 2019 NHL Draft.


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