Oscar Lindberg (ice hockey)

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Oscar Lindberg
Oscar Lindberg 2018-02-06 1.jpg
Lindberg with the Golden Knights in 2018
Born (1991-10-29) 29 October 1991 (age 26)
Skellefteå, Sweden
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Vegas Golden Knights
Skellefteå AIK
New York Rangers
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 57th overall, 2010
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 2009–present

Oscar Lindberg (born 29 October 1991) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player for the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League (NHL). He represented Sweden in the 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.[1] He also represented Sweden on their gold medal-winning 2013 IIHF World Championship team.[2][3]

Playing career[edit]

Phoenix Coyotes[edit]

Central Scouting Bureau ranked Lindberg seventh among European Skaters for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, however he was not was drafted until the second round, 57th overall, by the Phoenix Coyotes.[4]

New York Rangers[edit]

Lindberg during a 2014 preseason game

On 8 May 2011, Lindberg was traded from the Phoenix Coyotes to the New York Rangers in return for Ethan Werek.[5]

In 2012–13, Lindberg was awarded the Stefan Liv Memorial Trophy as the Most Valuable Player of the SEL playoffs.[6]

On 24 February 2015, Lindberg played in one New York Rangers game, with forward Rick Nash out with a fever.[7] The New York Rangers won the game 1–0.

Lindberg was named the Rangers' best rookie in their 2015 training camp.[8] He made the Rangers out of training camp for the 2015–16 season and scored his first NHL goal in the first period on opening night against Corey Crawford of the Chicago Blackhawks.[9][10]

Vegas Golden Knights[edit]

On 21 June 2017, Lindberg went unprotected by the Rangers in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft and was subsequently selected by the Vegas Golden Knights.[11] As a restricted free agent he later agreed on a two-year contract worth $3.4 million with the Golden Knights on 4 July 2017.[12]

On 10 October 2017, Lindberg scored his first goal with the Golden Knights in the Knights first franchise home game.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Skellefteå J20 J20 38 14 19 33 54 5 0 1 1 4
2009–10 Skellefteå AIK SHL 36 1 1 2 35 10 2 0 2 2
2009–10 Skellefteå J20 J20 30 14 13 37 44 1 1 1 2 12
2010–11 Skellefteå AIK SHL 41 5 9 14 31 18 3 4 7 4
2011–12 Skellefteå AIK SHL 46 5 5 10 18 18 1 3 4 10
2012–13 Skellefteå AIK SHL 55 17 25 42 54 13 4 8 12 16
2013–14 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 75 18 26 44 58
2014–15 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 75 28 28 56 68 15 3 13 16 6
2014–15 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2015–16 New York Rangers NHL 68 13 15 28 43 2 0 0 0 2
2016–17 New York Rangers NHL 65 8 12 20 32 12 3 1 4 2
SHL totals 178 28 40 68 138 59 10 15 25 32
NHL totals 134 21 27 48 75 14 3 1 4 4

International[edit]

Medal record
Men's Ice hockey
Representing  Sweden
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2013 Sweden/Finland
Gold medal – first place 2017 Germany/France
Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Sweden WJC18 5th 6 0 2 2 8
2011 Sweden WJC 4th 6 2 2 4 6
2013 Sweden WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 10 1 1 2 2
2017 Sweden WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 5 0 2 2 0
Junior totals 12 2 4 6 14
Senior totals 15 1 3 4 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team Sweden statistics" (PDF). iihf. Retrieved 2011-05-09. 
  2. ^ "Team Sweden statistics" (PDF). iihf. Retrieved 2015-04-28. 
  3. ^ "Kings of Sweden". iihf. Retrieved 2015-04-28. 
  4. ^ "Phoenix Coyotes NHL draft day 2". AZCentral. 2010-06-28. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  5. ^ "Coyotes Acquire Werek from Rangers for Lindberg". tsn.ca. 2011-05-08. Retrieved 2011-05-08. 
  6. ^ "Third time's the charm". IIHF. 13 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  7. ^ "Calgary Flames at New York Rangers". NHL. 25 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "Oscar Lindberg Named Winner of the 2015 Lars-Erik Sjoberg Award". New York Rangers. 30 September 2015. Retrieved 2015-10-02. 
  9. ^ Brooks, L. (7 October 2015). "Rangers forced to stew before blitzing Blackhawks in opener". New York Post. Retrieved 2015-10-10. 
  10. ^ Cohen, J. (7 October 2015). "Rangers hold on for 3–2 victory over Blackhawks". Yahoo!. Retrieved 2015-10-08. 
  11. ^ Pinchevsky, Tal (22 June 2017). "Vegas Golden Knights Focus on Defense in N.H.L. Expansion Draft". The New York Times. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  12. ^ "Golden Knights sign Oscar Lindberg". Las Vegas Sun. 4 July 2017. Retrieved 4 July 2017. 
  13. ^ Webster, Danny (11 October 2017). "Golden Knights make history with win against Coyotes". NHL.com. Retrieved 20 May 2018. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jakob Silfverberg
Winner of the Stefan Liv Memorial Trophy
(Playoff MVP)

2013
Succeeded by
Joakim Lindström