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Willy Lindström
Position Right wing
Shot Left
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
170 lb (77 kg)
Teams WHA
Winnipeg Jets
Edmonton Oilers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Brynäs IF
Born May 5 1951 (1951-05-05) (age 65),
Grums, Sweden
Pro Career 1975 – 1990

Willy Lindström (born May 5, 1951, in Grums, Sweden) is a Swedish former ice hockey player for the Winnipeg Jets, Edmonton Oilers and Pittsburgh Penguins. In Sweden he played for Västra Frölunda HC and Brynäs IF. He won two Stanley Cups with the Edmonton Oilers in 1984 and 1985.

In 1975, Lindström signed a contract as a free agent with the Winnipeg Jets in the WHA. Lindström was one of the top scorers in the WHA four years in a row. He won the Avco World Trophy in 1976, 1978, and 1979. He continued with the Jets as they entered the NHL in 1979.

In March 1983, Lindström was traded to Edmonton Oilers for Laurie Boschman. He won two Stanley Cups with the Oilers.

In 1985 he was picked up by the Pittsburgh Penguins for whom he played two seasons. He sat out the 1987-88 season and then played for Brynäs IF until his retirement in 1990.

In the NHL Lindstrom played in 582 regular season games and score 161 goals and 162 assists. In the playoffs, he played in 57 games and scored 14 goals and 18 assists.

In the WHA, he played in 316 games and scored 123 goals and 138 assists. In the playoffs, he scored 26 goals and 22 assists in 51 games.

He played for Sweden at the 1974 and 1975 World Championships and was a reserve on the 1976 Canada Cup team.

Lindström has a son Liam Lindström who plays for the Phoenix RoadRunners of the ECHL.


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