Omark

Linus Omark, RW

Shoots: L

Height: 5-10

Weight: 180

Born: 1987-2-5

Hometown: Overtornea, Sweden

Drafted: 2007 by Edmonton Oilers, 87th Overall

 

 

 

Observations:

 

February 2014 - The Sabres have parted ways with Omark terminating his contract to allow him to pursue opportunities in Europe. It has been rumoured that he is heading back to his native country of Sweden after refusing to report to Buffalo’s AHL affiliate in Rochester and with this it seems to have closed the door for any NHL future. All the Sabres wanted was for the young Swedish-born forward to get some games in during the Olympic break but Omark wanted none of it after spending the last two-plus years bouncing up and down between Oilers and their affiliate in Oklahoma City. He finished his Sabre tenure with an unimpressive two assists in 13 games played and with this move if you did have him on your roster you can certainly look elsewhere to fill the void as their looks to be little to no NHL future for him at this point. Travis Watson


December 2013 – What do you get when you lead your AHL team in scoring and your NHL team can’t win? Dealt to Buffalo for a conditional 6th round pick! Poolies must be frustrated by now as Omark has taken so long to payoff, especially after being psyched out in 2010-11 with solid rookie production. Buffalo themselves are the worst team in the NHL standings and are the most inept at scoring by a massive margin, they will not care about Omark’s defensive deficiencies, only his ability to create. For leagues and managers who do not care about the plus/minus rating system, you may want to snap him up if you still can. We can’t project big numbers this season based on the surroundings on his team, but it should be an upgrade on third liners from most teams and should quickly become one of the top players to own from the Sabers. Jason Banks

 

August 2013 - Omark has signed a contract with the Edmonton Oilers. Last season he led the Swiss League in scoring. He played much of the first half of the campaign with Damien Brunner and Henrik Zetterberg on what was at the time probably the best hockey line in the world (since the NHL was locked out). I have a hunch that Omark was signed only to be traded. No way he returns to the NHL just to spend time in the AHL. But the Oilers don't really have the room for him. Phoenix is a big rumor. Dobber


November 2012 – Was offered a qualifying contract by Edmonton which he never responded to. He instead signed in Switzerland for Zug. Edmonton still owns his rights, which may be dealt later or released next summer. To date in Zug, he and Detriot prospect Damien Brunner are atop the league scoring race. Omark currently places second with 26 points in 19 games, ahead of many locked out NHLers. Jason Banks


May 2012 – Omark is a very talented, flashy player with a great set of hands. He is a creative, dynamic skater with hockey sense and a natural goal scoring ability. Omark is a dangler that loves to play defense one-on-one and beat with his ingenuity, although the knock is his lack of strength for the NHL game and inconsistent play. He has completed two seasons now in North America between the Oilers and Barons (AHL) with relatively little production to show for it in Edmonton. Russ Bitely

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: B

 

Omark possesses all the offensive tools of the game but will need to improve all-around game to stick in the NHL.

 

 

Footage:

 

The defenseman gave up looking for his jock strap a few days later...

 

 

Single man show vs Abbotsford

 

 

'The Goal' vs Switzerland

 

 

Linus Omark scores a dandy shoot-out game-winning goal for Oilers

 

 

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