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(Another) Lindblom Joins Mullets

By Brandon Laxson, 06/17/22, 6:00AM CDT


Jimmy Lindblom Set to Make His Mullie Debut


By Brandon Laxson 

The Minnesota Mullets would like to welcome yet another Lindblom to the team. This time around, it’s forward Jimmy Lindblom who will take the ice. 

Mullets fans might remember former Mullet Jake Lindblom. A two-way player who played three years for the Mullets, older brother Lindblom skated in 125 games and tallied 69 total points. 

But this story isn’t about Jake, it’s about Jimmy, the five-foot-ten, 161 pound forward who hails from Pine City, Minnesota. Jimmy played four seasons at Pine City Area High School and totaled 42 points, including a personal best 21 points (9-12=21) his senior year. He hopes to take that success into this next step. 

The new recruit had been around the team before, but it was the Mullets’ staff, and not his brother’s persuasion, that made his choice clear. 

“I was there every step of [Jake’s] way and I saw how Coach treated him and I, so when it was my turn to pick a team, it was a no-brainer.” 

The addition of Jimmy Lindblom has been a long time coming, mentioned Mullets’ head coach Chris Walby. “I’m very excited that he’s officially a Mullet. I think Jake, his older brother and former captain, started bringing Jimmy to our camps and tournaments at the age of 14.” 

Never too early to recruit, is it?

“It’s been incredible to watch the transformation over the years on and off the ice,” continued Coach Walby. “Jimmy is a 200 foot player that brings us more speed on the wing and plenty of grit everywhere. He already does what we ask of all our guys and that’s block shots, stop on pucks and finish hits.” 

It’s the “finish hits” portion that Jimmy says helps to distinguish him from his brother. “Me and my brother have very different games. I’ve been the more physical one, he's been the more shifty player.” 

But even while following in a family legacy, Jimmy knows his time with the Mullets will be his own. Advancing to the next level is no easy task, regardless of kinship, and Lindblom recognizes what this step means for his career. 

“[Playing for the Mullets] means it’s a big step. It’s not high school anymore. I need to work hard and get better.” 

Like his older brother before him, Coach Walby has all the confidence in the next Lindblom. “He skates really well now and gets pucks to the net. He’s going to have a great run here.”