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Elias Lindholm expects to score more with Flames: ‘That's my main goal'

Posted On: Jul 17, 2018   |   Posted By: Sportsnet

Elias Lindholm was given a six-year, $29.1-million contract by the Calgary Flames despite having never worn his new team's uniform and having never scored more than 17 goals or 45 points in any of his five NHL seasons.
Some Flames fans had raised eyebrows when it was announced the 23-year-old's cap hit was going to be $4.85 million considering his point totals don't necessarily jump off the page.
Offensively, Lindholm's numbers over the past three seasons are comparable to the likes of Sam Reinhart, Dylan Larkin, Bo Horvat, Jakob Silfverberg, Alex Killorn, Kevin Hayes and Adam Henrique ( who earned a more lucrative contract than Lindholm on the same day ) to name a few.
Lindholm, when speaking to Sportsnet 960 Tuesday, described himself as a two-way forward that tries to work hard every night but made it clear he expects his goal and point totals to increase once he steps on the ice wearing a Flames sweater.
“I think the depth we have throughout the forwards can help me,” Lindholm said. “Hopefully I can...

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