Former draft pick of Columbus spent past
two-plus seasons playing for Skelleftea AIK in Sweden
ST. LOUIS -- The Blues are busy retooling their roster and coaching staff for the 2014-15 season, and after setting up their goaltending tandem recently with the signing of Brian Elliott and bringing in coaches Kirk Muller and Jim Corsi, the roster continues to take shape.
The team announced Wednesday morning that it has reached agreement with forward Joakim Lindstrom to a one-year contract.
Joakim Lindstrom most recently with the
Colorado Avalanche in 2012.
Lindstrom, 30, has spent parts of the past three seasons with Skelleftea AIK of the Swedish Hockey League. This past season, the Skelleftea native tallied 23 goals and 40 points in 55 games.
The 6-foot-0, 203-pound Lindstrom is a 2002 second-round pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets. He has appeared in five NHL seasons, including stints with the Jackets (2005-08), Phoenix Coyotes (2008-09) and Colorado Avalanche (2011-12).
Lindstrom's best season was with the Coyotes in 2008-09 when he had nine goals and 20 points in 44 games. Overall, Lindstrom has recorded 33 points (15 goals, 18 assists) in 97 career NHL games.
But in the past four seasons and in the Swedish Elite League and SweHL, Lindstrom had 76 goals and 149 points in 183 games.