The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned forward Oskar Sundqvist from Skelleftea of the Swedish League to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Sundqvist, 21, recently completed his second full season playing for Skelleftea in Sweden’s top professional league. He helped his club advance to its third-consecutive league championship series, where the Vaxjo Lakers ended Skelleftea’s bid for a three-peat.
During the regular season, the 6-foot-3, 209-pound Sundqvist tallied nine goals, 19 points, a plus-15 and 34 penalty minutes in 41 games for Skelleftea. His goal and point totals were improvements from the six goals and 16 points he registered in 2013-14.
Selected by the Penguins in the third round (81st overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft, Sundqvist added one goal, four assists, five points and a plus-3 in 15 postseason games for Skelleftea.
Sundqvist played in a team-high five NHL exhibition games for Pittsburgh during the preseason, scoring twice and adding an assist. His three points were tied for second-most on the team.
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins currently hold a 2-0 series lead against the Syracuse Crunch in their best-of-five first round series. Game 3 is set for Wednesday night, April 29, at 7 p.m. in Syracuse.