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Detroit Red Wings: Is Gustav Lindstrom Related To Nick Lidstrom? Family Tree Explored


Gustav Lindstrom is a Swedish ice hockey defenceman for the Detriot Red Wings of the NHL
Gustav Lindstrom is a Swedish ice hockey defenceman for the Detriot Red Wings of the NHL( Source : instagram )

Gustav Lindstrom and Nick Lidstrom are not related though they are both Swedish ice hockey defencemen for Detriot Red Wings.

Gustav Lindstrom was born on October 20, 1998, in Ostervala, Sweden, to his parents, Johanna and Anders Lindstrom.

During the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Gustav was drafted by Detroit Red Wings, escorted by the 38th overall pick. Lindstrom then signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Detriot Red Wings on May 25, 2018.

Lindstrom then played for the Grand Rapid Griffins posting five assists in 45 games and making his NHL debut against the Buffalo Sabres the next day.

On February 5, 2020, Detriot Red Wings called Gustav Lindstrom again. The same year on August 17, he returned to his former Swedish club, Almtuna IS of the Allsvenskan.

Again on July 26, 2021, Gustav Lindstrom signed a two-year contract worth $1.7 million to Detriot Red Wings.

Quick facts about Gustav Lindstrom

Name:Gustav Lindstrom
Date of Birth:October 20, 1998
Birthplace:Ostervala, Sweden
Parents:Johanna Lindstrom, Anders Lindstrom
Age:24 years
Height:1.88 m
Nationality:Swedish
Playing Career:2016- present
Current Teams:Detriot Red Wings, Grand Rapid Griffins

Gustav Lindstorm is not related to Nick Lidstrom, even though the two Swedish ice hockey defenseman share the same professional background and their caste are also quite similar.

Their last name also differs and is not the same.

Many people assumed they are biologically related and thought of them as brothers, but no evidence claims they are related. The playing position, hockey skills, and Swedish heritage are the only similarities between them.

Gustav Lindstrom stated in an interview that when he was drafted to the Red Wings, people in Sweden thought he was connected to Nick. 

Lindstrom and Nick both hold the defenseman position and are well-known Swedish players. Therefore when Lindstrom was added to the Detriot Red Wings roster, fans even compared him with the former player Nick Lidstrom.

Nevertheless, Nick Lidstrom made good fame from his career, and someday Gustav hopes to make a name for himself too.

Who is Nick Lidstrom? Why is he compared to Gustav Lindstrom?

Born on April 28, 1970, in Krylbo, Sweden, Nick Lidstrom is a former Swedish ice hockey defenceman for Detriot Red Wings. Currently, he is the vice president of hockey operations for the same team.

Nick played 20 NHL seasons, winning four Stanley Cup championships, one Conn Smythe Trophy, and seven James Norris Memorial Trophies. Therefore he is nicknamed "The Perfect Human".

Nick Lidstrom is a former ice hockey defenceman for the Detriot Red Wings.
Nick Lidstrom is a former ice hockey defenceman for the Detriot Red Wings. ( Source : nhl )

In 1991, Lidstrom represented Sweden at the World Championship held in Finland and won a gold medal. Nick added another gold medal Durin the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.

On November 9, 2015, Nick was introduced to the Hockey Hall Of Fame. Two years after that, Lidstrom got named one of the "100 Greatest NHL Players" in history.

Gustav Lindstrom and Nick Lidstrom and Family tree explained

Gustav Lindstrom was born to his parents, Johanna and Anders Lindstrom. He has two younger siblings.

His uncle Marcus is a defenceman in the NHL and played for the San Jose Sharks and the Philadelphia Flyers. During the 2018 NHL Entry draft, the New York Rangers drafted Gustav's cousin Jakob.

Nick Lidstrom with his sons and wife Annika on NHL-awards Red Carpet.
Nick Lidstrom with his sons and wife Annika on NHL-awards Red Carpet. ( Source : cbsnews )

Similarly, Nick Lidstrom married his high school sweetheart Annika Lidstrom. The couple has four sons as their children. They all play high-level hockey.

Gustav shared a photo of his joint family on August 5, 2014.
Gustav shared a photo of his joint family on August 5, 2014. ( Source : instagram )

His eldest son, Kevin, is a defenceman for the Swedish Division 1 team SK Lejon, Adam plays with Enkopings SK from the same division, Samuel plays on team VIK Vasteras HK, and his youngest, Lucas, also plays for the same team on its U16 team.

None of their family members are related to each other.

Some FAQs

Is Gustav Lindstrom related to Nick Lidstrom?

No, Gustav Lindstrom and Nick Lidstrom are not biologically related to each other.

Which team does Gustav Lindstrom play for?

As of now, Gustav plays for Detriot Red Wings and Grand Rapid Griffins.

Who are Nick Lidstrom's son?

Nick Lidstrom have four sons and they are Kevin, Adam, Samuel and Lucas.

What does Nick Lidstrom do now?

Nick Lidstrom is the current vice president of hockey operations for the Detriot Red Wings.