Mike Lundin has signed a one year contract with Barys Astana of the KHL for the upcoming season.
Lundin was drafted in the fourth round, 102nd overall selection, by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.On July 9, 2011, Lundin signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Minnesota Wild. During the 2011–12 season, due to injury and limited impact Lundin appeared in only 17 games with the wild, registering 2 assists. He also made a brief appearance in rehabilitation for the Wild’s AHL affiliate, the Houston Aeros. On July 1, 2012, Lundin left the Wild organization and signed as a free agent to a one-year deal with Ottawa, where he would record one assist during his eleven games there.
Lundin is a skilled defenseman who possesses exceptional playmaking abilities and athleticism. While he has good size, he could stand to bulk up, as he isn’t very physical. He is an excellent skater with good acceleration and possesses some good hands and great passing ability. He also shows tremendous confidence with the puck. He can be utilized in every type of situation, including quarterbacking the power play.
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