Frozenpool Forensics: Elias Lindholm

Cam Robinson

2015-10-16

What kind of upside does Elias Lindholm have in fantasy hockey?

As far as fantasy hockey goes, playing for the Carolina Hurricanes these days is tantamount to suiting up for the Alaska Aces… meaning you won’t find too many players from either teams patrolling the squads of your competitors. This is an organization that doesn’t score many goals and doesn’t stop many pucks either, making leagues that count plus/minus even more fearful of the Hurricane logo. However, outside of Justin Faulk and Eric Staal there is another player that should be on the hearts and minds of fantasy GM’s…. Elias Lindholm.

Coming from the hockey-mad country of Sweden, Lindholm has found a home in the thick, hot southern air of Raleigh, North Carolina. Unlike most prospects, he stepped right off the plane for his first NHL training camp as an 18-year-old and has never left. The 20-year-old centre/right winger has produced admirably in his brief time in the NHL and has shown glimpses of the elite talent that garnered him a fifth overall selection in the 2013 draft.

Looking at the data compiled from Dobber’s Frozen Pool Line Combo Tool we can see that during the 2013-14 season – as a raw-rookie – Lindholm played most of his five-on-five time partnered with fellow youngster, Jeff Skinner.

2013-2014

Frequency

Strength

Line Combination

21.27%

EV

16 LINDHOLM,ELIAS – 20 NASH,RILEY – 53 SKINNER,JEFF

15.12%

EV

16 LINDHOLM,ELIAS – 53 SKINNER,JEFF – 12 STAAL,ERIC

15.05%