Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bill Lindsay
Born in Big Fork, Montana, Bill Lindsay was a standout on the BCJHL's Vernon Lakers in 1988-89. He then played three years in the WHL with the Tri-City Americans where he accumulated 120 goals. The young left-winger was chosen 103rd overall in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft by the Quebec Nordiques. He joined the club two-thirds of the way through his last junior year in 1991-92.

The spunky forward played 44 games on the improved Nordiques in 1992-93 but the club opted to leave him unprotected at the 1993 Expansion Draft. He was claimed by the Florida Panthers and went on to play a solid two-way role on the young club. In 1995-96, he recorded 34 points, scored three shorthanded goals and helped the Panthers reach the Stanley Cup finals in just their third year of existence.

After six seasons in Florida, Lindsay was traded to the Calgary Flames on the eve of the 1999-00 season and played a solid checking role for nearly two years. Just before the March deadline in 2001, the veteran was acquired by the San Jose Sharks as they prepared themselves for the post-season. Lindsay played a mere 16 games with the Sharks before rejoining the Panthers in 2001-02. However, towards the end of the season the Montreal Canadiens acquired the former WHLer from the Panthers.

After only one season with the Montreal organization, Lindsay joined the Atlanta Thrashers in the summer of 2003 and split his season between the parent club and the AHL's Chicago Wolves before being claimed off of waivers by the Washington Capitals at the 2004 trade deadline.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1988-89 Vernon Lakers BCJHL 56 24 29 53 166
1989-90 Tri-City Americans WHL 72 40 45 85 84 7 3 0 3 17
1990-91 Tri-City Americans WHL 63 46 47 93 151 5 3 6 9 10
1990-91 United States WJC-A 7 3 5 8 8
1991-92 Tri-City Americans WHL 42 34 59 93 81 3 2 3 5 16
1991-92 Quebec Nordiques NHL 23 2 4 6 14 -6
1992-93 Quebec Nordiques NHL 44 4 9 13 16 0
1992-93 Halifax Citadels AHL 20 11 13 24 18
1993-94 Florida Panthers NHL 84 6 6 12 97 -2
1993-94 United States WC-A 5 3 1 4 2
1994-95 Florida Panthers NHL 48 10 9 19 46 +1
1995-96 Florida Panthers NHL 73 12 22 34 57 +13 22 5 5 10 18
1996-97 Florida Panthers NHL 81 11 23 34 120 +1 3 0 1 1 8
1997-98 Florida Panthers NHL 82 12 16 28 80 -2
1998-99 Florida Panthers NHL 75 12 15 27 92 -1
1999-00 Calgary Flames NHL 80 8 12 20 86 -7
2000-01 Calgary Flames NHL 52 1 9 10 97 -8
2000-01 San Jose Sharks NHL 16 0 4 4 29 +2 6 0 0 0 16
2001-02 Florida Panthers NHL 63 4 7 11 117 -11
2001-02 Montreal Canadiens NHL 13 1 3 4 23 0 11 2 2 4 2
2002-03 Montreal Canadiens NHL 19 0 2 2 23 -1
2002-03 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 28 6 12 18 89 +3 23 10 3 13 31
2003-04 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 24 0 0 0 25 -6
2003-04 Chicago Wolves AHL 13 3 5 8 8 0
2004-05 Long Beach Ice Dogs ECHL 32 9 14 23 78 -8 7 2 2 4 12
2005-06 Syracuse Crunch AHL 4 0 2 2 0 +2
2005-06 Kolner Haie Germany 32 9 12 21 78 9 4 4 8 44
2006-07 Kolner Haie Germany 45 7 16 23 79 9 1 2 3 26
NHL Totals 777 83 141 224 922 42 7 8 15 44


WHL West Second All-Star Team (1992) Claimed by Florida from Quebec in Expansion Draft, June 24, 1993. Traded to Calgary by Florida for Todd Simpson, September 30, 1999. Traded to San Jose by Calgary for Minnesota's 8th round pick (previously acquired, Calgary selected Joe Campbell) in 2001 NHL Draft, March 6, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Florida, August 23, 2001. Claimed on waivers by Montreal from Florida, March 19, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, August 25, 2003. Claimed on waivers by Washington from Atlanta, March 9, 2004.
Missed majority of 2003-04 due to throat injury vs. Montreal, January 3, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Long Beach (ECHL), December 10, 2004.
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