The best Austrian defender in the ICE Hockey League won in 2 days will probably remain loyal to “Adler” for the long term: Philip Linderwho was recently voted Carinthian Ice Hockey Superstar by Radio Kärnten-Hören, prematurely extended its contract, which runs until the end of next season, by another two years until the end of the 2025/2026 season. Lindner: “I feel very comfortable at Villach, it’s a great city and the whole organization at VSV is working perfectly. Sporting-wise we have a very strong team and we’ve been improving steadily. Together we can achieve a lot. I’m a person who always wants to win – so there’s only one goal.” As for me: I want to hold the pot in the end!”
Adler relies on long-term contracts and security planning, especially with local players: the contract with Philip Lindner He would have run for next season at EC iDM for VSV Heat Pumps anyway, but perhaps the best Austrian defender in the league has extended his current contract until the end of the 2025/2026 season. Strong vote of confidence! Great is the joy of it Andreas Nabokoj, EC iDM Heat Pumps Team Manager: “Philip is a great defender with great attacking and defensive qualities. He’s also a superman on and off the ice. He’s having the best season of his career so far this year, which of course makes him an interesting extension for a lot of clubs. That’s why we’re all glad we were able to extend him early.” And tie him to ‘Adlerhorst’ for the next three years!”
Philip Lindner He started his ice hockey career at his local club, HC Innsbruck. At the age of 15 he moved to the Academy in Salzburg. There he went through the most diverse youth teams and at the same time performed some tasks in the combat team. In 2016 he returned to HC Innsbruck, from 2019 Lindner defended 2 seasons for the Graz 99ers.
It was changed at the beginning of last season Philip Lindner To “Adlers” in Villach and hit the ground there with his physical style of play and attacking and defensive qualities. Record for 1.85 cm tall and 91 kg in a VSV jersey: 98 matches, 47 points, including 13 goals. In addition, his plus/minus tally this season shows a +25 strength.
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