Behind The Bench – Eric Lindhagen

Hello hockey fans and welcome back Behind the Bench! Continuing on from last week, we are currently on player interview number 3 of 7 from the Flames bowling night. The night started off with a chat with Kevin King (accompanied by Mike Will), followed by Jez Lundin, and following a break in proceedings to actually bowl… And grab another pint during the end of game raffle, it was time to once again find some players in amongst the crowd!

As you can imagine, at this point the majority of the team were engaged in conversation with large groups. Deciding to take a step back to assess the situation back down on the bowling alley I noticed a man in a hat speaking to a particularly tall man. And by tall, I mean the type of guy so tall you would get neck ache talking to. Seriously, the man could probably headbutt a giraffe square in the nose if he wanted to! Then I recognised the hat – It belonged to Eric Lindhagen and the large man was of course, Corbin Baldwin!

Along with my newly found photographer, no time was wasted in getting the pair to agree to chat with us. And speaking of wasted – ……. Well, lets leave that until next week!

We all sat down and it was Eric who volunteered to go first.


Name? Eric Lindhagen

Age? 31

Position? Both forward and defence
Mike: “Think you could play goal also?”
Eric: “I probably could!”

NHL team? The Maple Leafs

Hockey hero? Mats Sundin

Favourite UK rink (apart from the Spectrum!)? Apart from the Spectrum, I would probably say Nottingham

Hidden talent/hockey party trick? I’m a good bowler
Mike: “People have been talking about this, what was your score this evening?”
Eric: “195”

Superstitions? Not really, no

Favourite actor? Jim Carey

Who is the dressing room prankster? Probably TJ Foster right now

Favourite band? The Killers

Who’s the messiest in the changing room? Probably me! I’m all over the place

Most memorable hockey moment to date? Scoring the overtime goal in the semi finals of the SHL playoffs

Your most embarrassing moment? On the ice or off the ice?
Mike: “If you’ve got 2 then go for it!”
Eric: “I’ve got nothing!”
Mike: “All that build up!”
Eric: “I dunno, I don’t have a good story”

Favourite dressing room prank? Probably tape some other guys stick with some weird tape

What would you do if you didn’t play hockey? I actually don’t know… Pro bowler!

Thanks, Eric!

How best to say this…. See you next week we get festive as we talk to the Guildford Flames version of Bad Santa! Cheers!


Featured Image – John Uwins Photography


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