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Elias Lindholm leads 2019 “Best Of” nods

2018-19 gave Flames fans a lot to feel good about, especially during the regular season. It ended in playoff disappointment, but this past year had plenty of positives to go along with a few glaring negatives. With the season very much in the rearview mirror, we came up with a few “awards” looking back on last season, led by Elias Lindholm’s very impressive first campaign in Calgary.

Best Newcomer: Elias Lindholm

The expectations were modest for Lindholm following June’s blockbuster trade with Carolina. I don’t think anyone expected the guy to shatter those expectations and then run over them with a truck.