Last week, the New York Rangers came to an agreement with Oscar Lindberg after acquiring him from the Phoenix Coyotes back in May. Drafted back in 2009 by the Coyotes during the second round but has spent his last few seasons still in the SEL playing for Skelleftea HC. The Rangers sent Ethan Werek, a center who had been playing for the Kingston Frontenacs, to Phoenix in exchange for Lindberg.
Three seasons with Skelleftea HC generated 11 goals, 15 assists and two playoff appearances. Looking at these stats, it is safe to say the New York Rangers scoring problems will not be solved by Lindberg. Will Lindberg be a Ranger right off the bat? Or will he put some time in with the Connecticut Whale to learn the system?
Via CapGeek, Lindberg has signed three years, $2,025,000 total for an average cap hit of $675,000.
According to his Eliteprospects scouting report Lindberg is:
A very smart two-way center. Takes care of his defensive responsibilities, but also contributes offensively with good speed, technical skills and playmaking ability. Not an overly physical player, but he gets involved. Pretty good shot, but not a natural scorer. A team player who is good at face-offs.
Well it’s nice to see he’s good at face-offs, that is another point of play the Rangers could improve on.
This off season is starting off an interesting one, who knows where all of this will end up in October.
Let’s Go Rangers