Pelle Lindbergh (Memorial) - 1985 O-Pee-Chee

"Pelle" Lindbergh (1959-1985) born Göran Per-Eric Lindbergh, owned a handful of unique distinctions which included being the only goaltender not to lose to the 1980 United States Olympic hockey team at Lake Placid (Sweden and the US skated to a 2-2 tie.), was the first European goalie to win the coveted Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s top netminder and he was the first NHL goalie to keep a water bottle on top of his net to alleviate dehydration. Pelle grew up in Stockholm, Sweden, a virtual breeding ground of hockey talent, where he starred in nets for Hammarby, AIK Solna and then Sweden’s Junior National Team. In his first game, facing a superior Czechoslovakia squad, Lindbergh and the Swedes were lit up for nine goals in a 9-1 loss, but Pelle was nonetheless name the team’s MVP for his stellar play. In 1980, he helped lead the Swedish National Team to the bronze medal at the Lake Placid Olympic Winter Games, best remembered for “The Miracle on Ice” when the United States beat the heavily favored Soviet union team. The Philadelphia Flyers selected Pelle in the second round of the 1979 NHL Amateur Draft and sent him to the Maine Mariners for two seasons before he got his shot at the NHL. While in Maine in 1980-81, he went 31-14-5 with a 3.26 goals against average and won the Rookie of the Year and MVP honors. He played eight games in Philadelphia in 1981-82, and then grabbed the #1 netminder position in 1982-83 going 23-13-3 with a 2.98 GAA and three shutouts. Pelle earned NHL All-Rookie First Team honors and played in his first of two NHL All-Star Games that year. In 1984-85, Lindbergh appeared in a league-high 65 games and led the NHL with 40 wins, 1,929 save attempts and 1,735 saves while also leading with 3,858 minutes in nets. He was named to the NHL All-Star Game a second time and easily won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s best goalie. On November 10, 1985, however, Pelle Lindbergh crashed his Porsche into an elementary school after leaving a team party at the Flyers practice facility in Voorhees Township, New Jersey. In a coma for two days, he was eventually disconnected from life-support once his family arrived from Sweden on November 11. Lindbergh’s blood alcohol level was reportedly .24% at the time of the accident. Pelle Lindbergh’s career ended far too soon as he posted an 87-49-15 career record with seven shutouts and a 3.30 GAA in 157 games, all with the Philadelphia Flyers (1981-1985). 



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