Goaltender Charlie Lindgren excited for chance with Capitals, reuniting with former Huskies
The 28-year-old goalie, who played for Lakeville North High School and the Sioux Falls Stampede, is a guest on the Huskies Hockey Insider podcast with Mick Hatten.
Charlie Lindgren had a big week last week. On July 13, Lindgren signed a three-year, $3.3 million contract with the Washington Capitals. Unlike in the past, this is an NHL contract and not a two-way deal. Lindgren played last season in the St. Louis Blues organization, winning all five of his starts with the Blues and then helping the Springfield Thunderbirds reach the AHL's Calder Cup championship series. Lindgren discusses his pro career, playing for St. Cloud State (2013-16), his hockey family and more on the Huskies Hockey Insider podcast with The Rink Live's Mick Hatten.
:30 Signing an NHL deal with Washington to be the backup to Darcy Kuemper
2:40 Reaching out to Capital and former SCSU teammate Nic Dowd during free agency, getting to know former SCSU defenseman Nick Jensen
4:25 Living near Dowd, Jensen, the Dowds coming over to visit in Edina, adjusting to living in that city
5:45 Getting married last fall
6:25 Getting called up to St. Louis, winning all five of his starts, getting sent back down to AHL
9:05 Helping Springfield reach the AHL's Calder Cup championship series
12:24 Memories of playing for SCSU, how close he was to those teammates, winning the 2016 Frozen Faceoff (3-1 over UMD)
14:05 Not separating from the team as a goalie, being one of the guys
17:20 Joining SCSU in 2013 after the team had reached the Frozen Four and the jump from juniors (he played for the Sioux Falls Stampede)
19:25 Getting along with starting goalie Ryan Faragher as a freshman
21:15 His dad, Bob, played goalie one season for Michigan, his brother, Andrew, played goalie four seasons for St. John's University and brother, Ryan, is a defenseman for the New York Rangers, how his parents follow him as a pro
22:15 Following Ryan and the Rangers as they reached the Eastern Conference finals, playing against his brother as a pro