Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli has just announced that the B’s have signed free agent Matthew Lindblad from Dartmouth College to an entry-level contract. Lindblad will report down to Providence to play for the P-Bruins in the AHL.
The Illinois native has just finished up his Junior year at Dartmouth and signing with the Bruins means that he will forgo playing for Dartmouth. Lindblad played in 30 games for Dartmouth (ECAC) this year and registered 10 goals and 18 assists with two penalty minutes. Those 28 points ranked him second on the team.
In three seasons with the Big Green, Lindblad played in 89 games for 29 goals and 51 assists.
Before playing in Dartmouth, Lindblad played for the United States Hockey League with Sioux Falls and Chicago. In his time with the Sioux Falls Stampede, he was at the top of the league in terms of scoring (24 goals, 46 assists).
Scoring wise it looks like the 23-year-old could be an asset to both the Providence and Boston organizations. It’ll take a few years in the system but someday we could see Lindblad playing in Boston.