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Oscar Lindberg

European Skater - Skelleftea, SWEDEN
Final Rank:7Midterm Rank:6
Position:CenterShoots:Left
Height:6' 0"Weight:187
Born:October 29, 1991Hometown:Skelleftea, SWE
Born in:Skellefteå, SWE
Drafted: 2010: PHX (2nd Round / 57th Overall)  Phoenix Coyotes
• For the last two seasons, Lindberg has led the SuperElit Junior league in face-off percentage, winning 60.4% of his face-offs in 2009-10 and 63.4% in 2008-09.

• In addition to the 30 games he played with Skelleftea Junior in 2009-10, he also suited up for 36 games in the Swedish Elite league.

• His mother’s cousin, Jan Erixon, has coached Lindberg throughout minor hockey and has had a big influence on his career – Erixon was drafted 30th overall in 1981 by the Rangers and he played 10 seasons in New York (1983-93).

• Lindberg started playing hockey when he was five years old and his childhood hockey idol was Joe Sakic.

• His most memorable hockey experience was playing for Sweden in his first international game against rival Finland and he models his game after Sidney Crosby because “he has everything a center needs”.

FAVORITES

NHL team: Detroit Red Wings
NHL player: Henrik Zetteberg
Shootout move: “Fake shot, the right and backhand”
Movie: Dumb and Dumber
TV show: Two and a Half Men
Video game: NHL ‘09
Website: facebook.com
Home-cooked meal: Steak with french fries
Place to visit: Barcelona

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2008-2009SKELLEFTEA JR.SWEDEN-JR.3814193354
2009-2010SKELLEFTEASWEDEN3611235
2009-2010SKELLEFTEA JR.SWEDEN-JR.3014233744
2010-2011SKELLEFTEASWEDEN41591431
2010-2011SKELLEFTEA JR.SWEDEN-JR.984128
2011-2012SKELLEFTEASWEDEN46551018
2011-2012SKELLEFTEA JR.SWEDEN-JR.21342
2011-2012SUNDSVALLSWEDEN-351122
2012-2013SKELLEFTEASWEDEN5517254254