Evan Oberg

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Evan Oberg
Born (1988-02-16) February 16, 1988 (age 26)
Forestburg, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
AHL team
Former teams
Portland Pirates
Vancouver Canucks
Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2009–present
Medal record
Ice hockey
Competitor for  Canada West
World Junior A Challenge
Gold 2006 Yorkton

Evan Oberg (born February 16, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing with the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League (AHL). Oberg played two seasons of college hockey for the University of Minnesota-Duluth, after spending his junior career with the Camrose Kodiaks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL). Unselected in the NHL Entry Draft, Oberg was signed by the Vancouver Canucks of the NHL as a free agent in April 2009. He played two seasons with the Canucks AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose, with a total of four games for the Canucks over that time. Oberg was then traded to the Florida Panthers in February, 2011, and spent the remainder of the season with their AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans. Oberg changed teams in the off-season as Florida switched affiliations to partner with the San Antonio Rampage. Florida then traded Oberg to the Tampa Bay Lightning in December, 2011 and he then joined the Admirals.

Playing career[edit]

Oberg played two seasons with the Camrose Kodiaks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) before joining the University of Minnesota-Duluth. After six games with the Bulldogs, Oberg was seriously injured during a team practice. Pushed into the boards feet first, he dislocated his fibula, fractured his tibia and tore his left ankle on his left leg. The injuries forced Oberg to miss eight weeks. Oberg finished the season with one goal, a game-winner, and two assists in twenty-four games. Oberg's second season with Minnesota-Duluth saw improvements, as he had seven goals and twenty assists in forty-three games.[1]

After two seasons with Minnesota-Duluth, Oberg left the school when he signed a free-agent contract with the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL) on April 10, 2009.[2] He made his professional debut with the Canucks' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Manitoba Moose. After playing 33 games with the Moose, at which point he led all Moose defencemen in scoring, Oberg was recalled by the Canucks on January 8, 2010.[3] He made his NHL and Canucks debut on January 9, 2010, against the Calgary Flames, and was sent back to the Moose the next day.[4] He was recalled for the second time in the season on April 10, playing in the Canucks final game of the season against Calgary.[5] Four days later he was sent back to the Moose, joining them for their playoff series against the Hamilton Bulldogs.[6] He played all 70 games for the Moose in the 2009–10 AHL season, and led all team defencemen in scoring with 26 points.[6]

In 2010–11, Oberg was recalled to the Canucks on February 17, 2011. On February 28, 2011, Oberg, along with a third round pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, was traded to the Florida Panthers, for left winger Chris Higgins.[7]

On December 2, 2011, Oberg was traded by the Panthers, along with Mike Kostka, to the Tampa Bay Lightning for James Wright and Mike Vernace.[8] Oberg was recalled by the Lightning several times throughout the season, but would be sent back to the AHL without playing a game. He finally played his first game with the Lightning on January 24, 2012 against the Columbus Blue Jackets.[9]

At the conclusion of his contract with the Lightning, Oberg was released as a free agent and signed a one-year AHL deal with the Chicago Wolves on August 19, 2013.[10]

On July 31, 2014, Oberg signed as a free agent with his seventh AHL club, agreeing to a one-year contract with the Portland Pirates.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Camrose Kodiaks AJHL 44 4 9 13 56 14 1 1 2 14
2006–07 Camrose Kodiaks AJHL 52 9 14 23 86 16 3 11 14 24
2007–08 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs WCHA 24 1 2 3 10
2008–09 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs WCHA 43 7 20 27 50
2009–10 Manitoba Moose AHL 70 3 23 26 64 5 1 1 2 4
2009–10 Vancouver Canucks NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Manitoba Moose AHL 38 7 4 11 28
2010–11 Vancouver Canucks NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Rochester Americans AHL 5 1 1 2 0
2011–12 San Antonio Rampage AHL 12 0 2 2 14
2011–12 Norfolk Admirals AHL 42 7 16 23 32 18 2 8 10 14
2011–12 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Syracuse Crunch AHL 56 0 9 9 20 4 0 0 0 6
2013–14 Chicago Wolves AHL 60 6 19 25 62 7 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 7 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jory, Derek (2009-04-27). "The right time". Canucks.com. Retrieved 2010-01-11. 
  2. ^ Vancouver Canucks (2009-04-10). "Canucks sign Evan Oberg". Canucks.com. Retrieved 2010-01-11. 
  3. ^ Vancouver Canucks (2010-01-08). "Canucks recall Evan Oberg". Canucks.com. Retrieved 2010-01-11. 
  4. ^ Vancouver Canucks (2010-01-10). "Canucks re-assign Evan Oberg". Canucks.com. Retrieved 2010-01-11. 
  5. ^ Vancouver Canucks (2010-04-10). "Canucks recall Evan Oberg". Canucks.com. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  6. ^ a b Staff Reporter (2010-04-14), "Canucks' Oberg returns to Moose for playoff starter", Winnipeg Free Press (Winnipeg), retrieved 2010-04-14 
  7. ^ "Canucks acquire Chris Higgins from the Florida Panthers". Vancouver Canucks. 2011-02-28. Retrieved 2011-02-28. 
  8. ^ "Lightning trade Wright, Vernace to Panthers for Kostka, Oberg". The Sports Network. 2011-12-02. Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
  9. ^ Associated Press (2012-01-24). "Lightning recall D Evan Oberg and LW Mike Angelidis from Norfolk of AHL". Washington Post (Washington, DC). Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  10. ^ "Wolves add Evan Oberg to the pack". Chicago Wolves. 2013-08-19. Retrieved 2013-08-19. 
  11. ^ "Pirates sign Oberg, Southorn". Portland Pirates. 2014-07-31. Retrieved 2014-07-31. 

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