St. Cloud State goaltender Charlie Lindgren has signed with the Montreal Canadiens, giving up his final season of collegiate eligibility.Lindgren, one of five finalists for the Mike Richter Award as Division I men’s hockey’s top goaltender, was a free agent and had multiple offers from NHL teams.A first-team all-NCHC selection, he was 30-9-1 with a 2.13 GAA and .925 save percentage this season for the Huskies. His win total was a school record.”My three years at St. Cloud State have been the best years of my life, an absolute blast,” Lindgren told the St. Cloud Times. “It’s definitely a decision I thought about a lot and it’s definitely a tough decision to leave the guys and the coaching staff and fans.”I’ve just got the right opportunity in front of me and I’m going to take it.”
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