Penguins Goalie Prospect Signs in Finland
Another Pittsburgh Penguins prospect is returning to Europe.
Goalie Filip Lindberg, signed as a free agent in 2021, has accepted a two-year contract with Turku in Finland.
Last week, forward Filip Hallander, the Penguins’ second-round draft choice in 2018, agreed to a five-year contract in his native Sweden.
Lindberg, who suffered a serious ankle injury that scuttled his first season in the Penguins’ organization, was 6-11-1, with a 3.13 goals-against average and .896 save percentage in 19 appearances with their farm team in Wilkes-Barre in 2022-23.
He had gone 4-2, with a 2.76 goals-against average and .915 save percentage, in seven games with Wilkes-Barre during his first pro season before being injured.
Lindberg was Minnesota’s seventh-round draft choice in 2019 and played three seasons at UMass-Amherst before signing with the Penguins.