Red Deer, Alberta
Years Played: 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976
Tom Lindskog played for the Red Deer Rustlers Junior A team for two seasons before entering the University of Michigan. He played defense, one year under Coach Al Renfrew and three years for Coach Dan Farrell. During his Michigan career, he played a total of 150 games, scoring seventeen goals and eighty assists for a career total of ninety-seven points. When he graduated, he was the leading scorer among defensemen in Michigan history, a record since broken.
In his senior year, Tom Lindskog was elected tri-captain along with Greg Fox and Angie Moretto. He was also the recipient of the Fielding H. Yost Award, as the scholar athlete for hockey during his senior year. When asked about his time at Michigan, he said “I think back of myself as more of a play maker than a goal scorer. The night in Houghton when I carried the puck deep into Tech’s end and passed it to Angie Moretto, in the slot, and watched him score the overtime winning goal, was one of the most memorable experiences of my career at Michigan.” He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts in 1976. He was drafted by both the Atlanta Flames of the NHL and the Cleveland Crusades of the WHA. He chose to sign with the Calgary Cowboys of the WHA and played the balance of the 1976-1977 season with their first farm team, the Tidewater Sharks of the Southern Hockey League.
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