Oscar Lindberg - Photo Courtesy of www.svenskafans.com

 

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:

 

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

 

Though he does have offensive upside, he will likely be limited to a defensive role in North America which will limit his fantasy value.

 

 

Footage:

 

Oscar Lindberg a goal and an assist in the SEL:

 

 

 

 

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