Massachusetts goaltender Filip Lindberg has decided to give up on his senior season, as he withdraws from the school in a bid to pursue a career in professional hockey.
The goaltender, who is NCAA leader in goals-against average and save percentage for the 2020-21 season, was pivotal in helping the Minutemen to the program's first NCAA and Hockey East East tournament titles as a junior and scored an All-USCHO Second Team nod this past season, with online casino in usa
keeping a watchful eye on the star.
Speaking to the media, UMass head coach Greg Carvel said
: "Fille Lindberg has decided to withdraw from school to pursue professional hockey opportunities in North America and will not be returning for his senior season. Fille was simply outstanding in the net this past season and proved that he is ready to move on to the next level of hockey. His development as a goaltender during his time at UMass has been impressive and I give a ton of credit to associate head coach Jared DeMichiel, who works closely with our goalies.
"Fille has our full support after being an outstanding part of our team and culture and a critical part of our winning the national championship."
Lindberg could only tie for the third-lowest GAA and earned the fourth-best save percentage in NCAA Division I men's hockey history for the 2020-21 season at 1.24 and .949. The Frozen Four All-Tournament Team and All-Region Team honoree and Most Outstanding Player at the NCAA East Regional went 10-1-4 with five shutouts in his junior campaign. His five shutouts included one in the East Regional Final, one in the NCAA Championship and one in the Hockey East championship, which was pivotal in helping him set the NCAA record for career shutouts in the NCAA tournament with four.
Lindberg will be parting ways with UMass as the program's all-time leader in saves percentage (.935) and GAA (1.62), registering 2,745 minutes in 49 contests with a record of 1,067 career saves. In the all-time for career shutouts, he takes the second position with 10 and fifth in wins with a career record of 28-10-6, and real money casino
is backing the player path.
The Finland goaltender also holds the program record for single-season GAA (1.32) which was set in 2020-21, while he tied the program single-season record for shutouts in 2020-21 and 2018-19 with four in each of the seasons. He ended the 2018-19 season as second with .934 for single-season save percentage marks and .946 for the 2020-21 campaign.
Lindberg was previously picked by the Minnesota Wild in the seventh round (197th overall) in the 2019 NHL Draft. With Lindberg's moving on from the program, Matt Murray, who had entered the transfer portal, could return for his fifth campaign with the team.
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