Esa Lindell
Esa Lindell
26-Year-Old DefensemanD
Dallas Stars
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Lindell's third NHL campaign was his best yet, as he set career highs in goals (11), points (32), hits (143), blocked shots (161) and average ice time (24:20). The 25-year-old is a strong two-way asset, and while he's overshadowed on the Dallas blue line by John Klingberg and emerging star Miro Heiskanen, Lindell would easily be a top-pairing defenseman on a lot of rosters. His lack of consistent power-play time puts a cap on his fantasy ceiling and isn't in a situation likely to change given all the talent around him. However, he still offers plenty of value in formats that utilize secondary categories, and even in standard fantasy leagues, Lindell shouldn't be overlooked. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a six-year, $34.8 million contract extension with the Stars in May of 2019.
Provides assist in loss
DDallas Stars
February 28, 2020
Lindell registered an assist and two shots on goal in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Bruins.
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Lindell went 12 straight games without a point -- the assist was just his second point in February. The Finnish blueliner has contributed 21 blocked shots, 20 hits and 19 shots through 14 appearances this month. For the season, he's at 23 points, 118 blocks and 82 hits through 64 outings.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    23:25
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:07
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    3:48
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
22:05
1:35
1:54
2018–19
24:20
1:10
3:14
2019–20
23:25
1:07
3:48
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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A third round pick in 2012, Lindell has developed into a reliable jack-of-all-trades for the Stars, skating in all situations and handling his assignments with poise and confidence. The 24-year-old is capable of more offense than he showed last year given his plus vision and passing skills, but Tyler Seguin and John Klingberg are locked in as point men on the first power-play unit, putting a firm cap on Lindell's opportunities and ceiling. With Dallas looking for more consistent secondary scoring behind its big guns, though, he could be given more latitude to use his natural instincts for joining the rush. Lindell will continue his development in 2018-19 as a key piece of a young and improving Stars blue-line brigade.
Lindell made a good impression in his first full NHL season, showing poise and strong passing skills while registering a surprising plus-8 rating in 73 games for a Stars team that had trouble keeping the puck out of the net. While fellow prospect Julius Honka arguably has more offensive upside, Lindell’s length and willingness to jump into the rush makes him nearly as dangerous. That said, both of them could have a significant role with the man advantage as soon as this year. don't expect a big jump in Lindell’s point total in 2017-18, but the 23-year-old figures to be a key part of the Stars’ future on the blue line.
Lindell made his NHL debut during the 2015-16 season, but it didn't stick. He played just four total games. The young defender has a good chance of making an NHL gig stick this time. He's one of the most exciting defensive prospects in the league, as evidenced by his being named to Finland's World Cup team at such a young age. He's a strong puck-mover with a good first pass and the ability to be an offensive threat from the blue line.
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Lacking offense recently
DDallas Stars
February 16, 2020
Lindell is in an eight-game point drought.
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Posts helper in overtime win
DDallas Stars
February 2, 2020
Lindell generated an assist and three blocked shots in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over the Devils.
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Snags helper Monday
DDallas Stars
January 27, 2020
Lindell provided an assist, four blocked shots and two hits in Monday's 3-2 overtime win over the Lightning.
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Buries overtime winner
DDallas Stars
January 14, 2020
Lindell scored a goal and blocked five shots in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Avalanche.
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Five-game, eight-assist streak
DDallas Stars
January 9, 2020
Lindell notched a power-play helper in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Ducks.
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