- Played in the NHL YoungStars Game
The Lightning are likely to sign Lundin this summer and due to the lack of offensive defensemen in the system he may be quickly advanced into a power play role with Norfolk of the AHL.
An excellent skater and puckhandler, Lundin can play in all game situations and has proven to be a minute-eater for the University of Maine. He’s a smart player with good hands and delivers crisp, but soft outlet passes to his forwards. He sees the ice well and is a team leader.
Lundin is not a physical defenseman, but that doesn’t mean he’s not effective along the walls. He tends to rely on using his stick rather than his body, which has worked for him thus far but may not at the next level. He has a good shot but doesn’t look to jump into the play as often as he could. Perhaps he’s coached not to, though with his skating ability, he certainly can make up for mistakes by getting back to his own zone quickly. His key to the NHL is the development of his physical game – not necessarily becoming a Scott Stevens-like hitter, but learning to physically battle on the ice for loose pucks or position whenever necessary.
Lundin is just 12 days younger than current Lightning rookie defenseman Paul Ranger, but the two – at times – look like twins in their styles. If Lundin adds Ranger’s tenacity and work ethic, there’s no reason why he can’t be a second pair defenseman to compliment some of the bigger, more physical defensemen in the Lightning system. Lundin’s passing ability is not at Ranger’s level at this point, but Lundin will be looked upon for offense and power play contributions in the coming years.
|2001-2002||Apple Valley High||USHS||-||-||-||-||-||||
|2002-2003||Apple Valley High||USHS||27||8||20||27||-||||
|2003-2004||Univ. of Maine||NCAA||44||3||16||19||34||||
|2004-2005||Univ. of Maine||NCAA||40||1||13||14||2||||
|2005-2006||Univ. of Maine||NCAA||36||3||13||16||4||||
|2006-2007||Univ. of Maine||NCAA||40||6||14||20||2||||
|2007-2008||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||81||0||6||6||16||||
|2008-2009||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||25||0||2||2||4||||
|Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||49||3||10||13||18||||
|2010-2011||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||69||1||11||12||12|||||Playoffs||18||0||2||2||2|
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