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Oscar Lindberg, C

Shoots: L

Height: 6-0

Weight: 185

Born: 1991-10-29

Hometown: Skelleftea, Sweden

Drafted: 2010 by Phoenix Coyotes, 52nd Overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

March 2015 – In his second North American campaign, Lindberg was once again in the AHL playing with the Hartford Wolfpack. He is one of the top players this year for the Wolf Pack and displayed a solid two-way game. Lindberg is playing a more physical game than he did last year and he is shooting more often. In 62 games he is registered 19 goals, 21 assists and averaged three shots per game. In February, he had a brief call-up to Rangers, which lasted only one game. He can be a skilled checking line center in the NHL soon. Lindberg looks very good at both ends of the ice. He has a weak but smart shot, that finds ways thorough traffic well. He is a good passer and is a especially efficient in the faceoff dot. Defensively, he is strong and knows his positioning very well. Rangers will have to give him a chance at NHL level if they really want him re-sign in summer because there is a chance that he will head back to Sweden if he sees no NHL opportunity. If he chooses to stay, he can replace Dominic Moore in a year as the fourth line center.Jozsef Kurtosi

 

August 2014 – Lindberg had a very good first season in AHL last year. In the regular season he played 75 games, where he scored 18 goals and 44 points. The defensive minded center did not have a chance yet to play for the Rangers, but his AHL performance has given him a good shot for this year; he will compete in camp for the vacant third line center spot with JT Miller, the veteran Matt Lombardi and Chris Mueller. While he is not the favourite for the job, anything can happen before October. If the Rangers will send him down again, he will play heavy minutes in AHL, and will be one of the first injury call-ups. Jozsef Kurtosi

 

 

 

  

May 2013 - Lindberg was named SEL playoff MVP scoring 13 points in 13 games, including two overtime game winners. He also excelled on the penalty kill and was above 60% on faceoffs. The Rangers will look to use his services as early as next year. Brendan Collins

 

April 2013 – Oscar Lindberg is a hard-working centreman with excellent hockey-sense and work ethic. He has been touted as a defense-first forward who can play well in all zones of the ice and has displayed good on-ice awareness. He is already a pro-level skater, but must build up his upper-body strength to improve his physical game that he has not been afraid to play. He has above-average play-making ability, proven while playing in with Skelleftea in the Elitserien. He put up 17 goals and 25 assists in 55 games, and 16 points in 13 playoff games. After being signed in 2012, the Rangers will look to have him make the move to North America soon. Brendan Collins

 

Fantasy Outlook: C-

 

Lindberg is a good, defensively reliable centerman who has NHL upside but needs opportunity to prove himself at this level. His offensive upside is limited and likely will not pile up big numbers in the NHL.  He plays with pace, limits mistakes and could find a role in a checking line capacity. He may help in deep fantasy leagues which counts faceoffs.

 

 

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Oscar Lindberg a goal and an assist in the SEL:

 

 

 

 

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