DALLAS, TX – With their first pick on Saturday, the Rangers selected goaltender Olof Lindbom in the second round (39th overall pick).
Lindbom, 17 (turns 18 on July 23), appeared in 20 games with Djurgardens’ junior (U20) team in SuperElit this past season, posting a 3.10 GAA and a .897 SV%. He was one of 11 goaltenders younger than 20 years old to appear in at least 20 games in SuperElit in 2017-18. Lindbom helped Djurgardens’ U18 team win a gold medal and was named the MVP of the Playoffs, as he posted a 1.20 GAA and a .955 SV% in five appearances.
The Stockholm, Sweden native has represented his country in several tournaments. Lindbom was named the Best Goaltender at the 2018 IIHF U18 World Championship, as he posted a 1.66 GAA and a .949 SV% in six appearances while helping Sweden earn a bronze medal. In addition, he helped Sweden earn a bronze medal at the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.