Oscar Lindberg(16) Hartford Wolf Pack

Oscar Lindberg

New York Rangers‘ Swedish-born rookie center Oscar Lindberg(16) has come to this side of the pond and wasted no time establishing himself as a scoring presence with AHL affiliate Hartford Wolf Pack.

In 13 games he has 3 goals and 6 assists.

The 22-year old forward has already skated in 178 games through four years of pro play in his home country SHL with Skellefteå AIK and managed to light it up last season scoring 17 goals and 25 assists, win the league championship and was named the playoffs MVP.

He was originally a Phoenix Coyotes‘ 2nd round pick in the 2010 draft (#57 overall) but traded to the Blueshirts before ever skating a game.

The 6’1″ 195 lbs. forward is signed to a three-year entry level deal through 2015, was a spark plug in preseason and looks to be making a statement that he belongs in the NHL sooner than later.

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