5. (12) Perttu Lindgren, C – 7.0D, Texas Stars (AHL)
3rd round (75th overall) in 2005 – Age: 22
Another player who has spent some time on both sides of the pond is Perttu Lindgren. He has returned from a loan to Lukko Rauma (SM-Liiga) and has suited up once again for the Stars top affiliate. At the three-quarters pole, Lindgren leads the Texas Stars in assists and is one point out from the team lead in points. He saw spot duty in one NHL game this season.
Lindgren is an adept passer and possesses excellent hands. He has seen some time on the left wing this year but is rarely used on the top line; he collects many of his points on the man advantage. With Lindgren back in North America and producing at a high level, he should get a strong look in Dallas’ camp next summer.
Additional Reading: http://www.hockeysfuture.com/articles/11942/stars_top20_prospects_spring2010/