NHL – CALGARY FLAMES
Elias Viktor Zebulon Lindholm is a Swedish professional ice hockey player, currently playing for the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League. He was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round (5th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He is the youngest Swedish born player to score an NHL goal.
Lindholm played with the Brynäs IF Swedish U20 team, he played four games for the U20 team and was the second-leading scorer for the U18 team. Lindholm was selected in the fourth round (86th overall) by SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL Draft.
Lindholm joined the Swedish Elite League, he played in 14 games, including two playoff games for Elitserien champion Brynäs. Once again a key offensive force for Brynäs U20 team and also the U19 World Junior A Challenge and 2012 U18 World Junior Championship tournaments.
Still with Brynäs, Lindholm led all junior players in the Elitserien with 30 points, scoring 11 goals with 19 assists. He skated for Sweden’s U20 World Junior Championship in Ufa; scoring 2 goals with 2 assists and was minus-one with 4 penalty minutes in six games, they the silver medal.
Following being drafted by the Hurricanes, Lindholm made the opening roster for the 2013–14 NHL season. He scored his first NHL goal in his fourth ever NHL game against Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals on 10 October 2013. By scoring his first NHL goal at 18 years and 311 days, Lindholm became the youngest Swedish-born NHL player to score a goal, beating Gabriel Landeskog and his previous record, which was 18 years and 324 days.
On 8 March 2015 Lindholm scored his first career hat trick in a 3-4 win against the Edmonton Oilers.
On 23 June 2018, Lindholm was traded to the Calgary Flames along with teammate Noah Hanifin in exchange for Dougie Hamilton, Micheal Ferland, and prospect Adam Fox. He signed a six year contract with the Flames on 16 July.