Joey Lindberg #13

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Position: Defenseman
Height: 6-2
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Woodbury, Minn.
Last Team: New Hampshire (EHL)

2017-18: Played in 11 games for SJU…tallied three assists…2018 AHCA All-America Scholar

2016-17: Appeared in 16 games for the Johnnies…registered one goal and three assists.

2015-16: Played 20 games for SJU as a freshman…tallied five assists.

Personal: 

As I moved back up to Saint John’s this fall for my senior year, I felt more at home.   I had my fair share of up’s and down’s during my freshman year, but those were necessary learning curves for my overall development going forward through my college career.   It was a struggle to get back into the whole school mindset after a three-year stint in juniors, but I believe coming into school with those experiences had their positive aspects, not only physically but mentally.   Now as a junior I believe that I am in a better mind set of what I want to do in life.  I was able to have fun for the first few years out of high school, but now I can focus more of my attention towards bettering myself as an individual. 

Making the decision to attend SJU out of junior hockey was one of the best decisions I have ever made.  Being a Johnnie is much more than just myself, but the overall meaning that is behind it.  Year by year we are able to develop ourselves into individuals that are able to thrive in the real world.   Having the opportunity to attend this school and be a part of the hockey program is an experience unlike any other.   I am also so fortunate to have unbelievable parents that have continued to support me with my hockey career.  The support from my family as a whole is the only reason that I am able to keep playing the sport I love every day. 

Last year I decided to switch my major to Accounting and minor in Global Business Leadership.  This decision was on my mind last year, but I wanted to see how my business classes would go this year to see if I still had my interest in that area.  After a half of a semester, I feel that my overall enthusiasm has stayed with Accounting, but I still have to figure out the specific focus that I want to study within Accounting.  My grandpa has a background in public accounting, and he shared some advice with me that helped with my transition.  He felt that his experiences in public accounting helped him understand more of the necessary information within a business so that he was able to develop the company more efficiently from within.  I believe that having knowledge in both of those areas will only help me with my future professional endeavors.   

As the season is starting to pick up, my excitement is at an all-time high.  I cannot wait to get into the full swing of things, and all of the new experiences that wait ahead.  Once again, we have great leadership and guys within the locker room that will lead us into a long and successful season.  After the loss in the MIAC Championship last spring, I have been patiently waiting for our comeback this year.

 

Career Firsts

Goal: Nov. 11, 2016 (at UW-Eau Claire; T, 3-3)

Assist: Dec. 12, 2015 (vs. St. Scholastica; W, 7-2)

Power-Play Goal: N/A

Game-Winning Goal: N/A

Multi-Goal Game: N/A

Multi-Assist Game: Dec. 3, 2016 (at Gustavus Adolphus; T, 2-2)