What Can We Expect from Theo Lindstein in the Future with the St. Louis Blues?

2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft - Round One
2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft - Round One / Jason Kempin/GettyImages
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In the 2023 NHL Draft, the St. Louis Blues were fortunate enough to have three first-round picks.

General manager Doug Armstrong chose Dalibor Dvorsky as their top pick in the draft, selecting him tenth overall.

The Blues selected Otto Stenberg at No. 25 and Theo Lindstein at No. 29.

The team officially signed Lindstein to a three-year entry-level contract on March 20th, 2024.

Lindstein is a young player who turned 19 in January. Lindstein's accomplishments at the junior level speak for themselves, as he earned a Silver Medal in the World Junior Championship and garnered recognition, being selected for the junior leagues All-Star Team.

When should Blues fans expect to see Lindstein?

The question of where Lindstein will play in the upcoming season remains a mystery. His recent signing of an entry-level contract has sparked speculation, adding an element of intrigue and anticipation for Blues fans.

Analysts have included Lindstein on their list of developmental prospects. It has been predicted that Dalibor Dvorsky, a fellow first-round draft pick, is the most likely prospect to join the Blues next season. However, his situation is still uncertain, and he will face an uphill battle to earn a roster spot.

Lindstein’s downfall is the lack of high-level competition. He played in Sweden’s second-tier hockey league, playing 49 games in the 2023-24 season and recording 4 goals and 11 assists.

Expectations

Blues general manager Doug Armstrong found something appealing in Lindstein. Lindstein's entry-level contract allows him to impress the Blues front office, but the focus is on his development and experience at a higher level of play.

Lindstein may join the AHL, which would be exciting news for Blues fans; however, it is still unknown if this will happen during the upcoming season.

The Blues have three young players fighting for a future spot on the roster, which gives fans something to be excited about.