Loyalty, Integrity, and Transparency Go Hand in Hand
Hampus Lindholm is currently signed with the Anaheim Ducks up until 2022-23. He will become a UFA at the age of 28, but he has still committed to giving them the best years of his career. At the rate he is developing, his contract is also beginning to look better and better with each passing day.
Lindholm also practices two of the most important qualities of an NHL player, integrity and humility, both on and off the ice. He is willing to admit his flaws and wrongdoings so he can be honest with his fans. He knows he makes mistakes, as all players do, but he’s willing to find the solution so that his team, his fans, and he can have a better experience during games.
He’s also willing to listen to his body so that he can be the most effective player he can be. While every player should have a certain level of competitiveness, there are too many players who push themselves to the point of self-destruction. Ryan Kesler and Corey Perry are both perfect examples that hit close to home.
With most of his injuries, HL47 has been upfront and honest about what is going on and he hasn’t been afraid to take the necessary time to let his body heal. That is something that the younger kids will take to heart. They want to make it in the NHL so bad, that they’d likely be willing to do anything to get there. So, having a player who isn’t afraid to say, “look, it’s okay to put your needs first” will benefit them in the long run.
He is dedicated to taking the Anaheim Ducks all the way which makes his transparency all the more admirable. After the past few seasons, not only does the team need a leader like this, but the fans also need it as well.