VEGAS (October 6, 2017) - Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee announced today, October 6, the team has acquired forward Tobias Lindberg and a sixth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for goaltender Calvin Pickard , who cleared waivers earlier today.
Following the acquisition, Lindberg has been assigned to the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League.
Lindberg spent last season with American Hockey League's Toronto Marlies, recording 16 points (6G, 10A) in 44 games. During the 2015-16 season, he appeared in six games for the Maple Leafs and recorded two assists.
He was drafted in the fourth round (102nd overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators.
Pickard started two games for the Golden Knights during the preseason, going 0-1-1 with a 4.00 goals-against-average. Pickard was acquired by Vegas in the 2017 Expansion Draft from the Colorado Avalanche.
Tobias Lindberg, Forward
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Weight: 215 lbs.
Draft: Selected by the Ottawa Senators in the fourth round (102th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft
-Won the 2015 Memorial Cup with the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League
-During the 2014-15 season with Oshawa, skated in 67 games and tallied 32 goals and 46 assists. Recorded 19 points in 21 playoff games (7-12=19)
-Played in the Djugardens IF organization in Sweden from J18 through the Swedish Elite League
-Has 50 career AHL points in 100 career AHL games
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