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Draft Prospect - 2010
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Oscar Lindberg
European Skater
Skelleftea, SWEDEN
Final Rank:  7 Midterm Rank:  6
Position:  Center Shoots:  Left
Height:  6' 0" Weight:  187
Born:  October 29, 1991 Hometown:  Skelleftea, SWE
Birthplace:  SkellefteĆ„, SWE
Drafted:  PHX (2nd Round / 57th Overall) - Player Page
• 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
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2008-2009
SKELLEFTEA JR.
SWEDEN-JR.
38
14
19
33
54
2009-2010
SKELLEFTEA
SWEDEN
36
1
1
2
35
2009-2010
SKELLEFTEA JR.
SWEDEN-JR.
30
14
23
37
44
2010-2011
SKELLEFTEA
SWEDEN
41
5
9
14
31
2010-2011
SKELLEFTEA JR.
SWEDEN-JR.
9
8
4
12
8
2011-2012
SKELLEFTEA
SWEDEN
46
5
5
10
18
2011-2012
SKELLEFTEA JR.
SWEDEN-JR.
2
1
3
4
2
2011-2012
SUNDSVALL
SWEDEN-3
5
1
1
2
2
2012-2013
SKELLEFTEA
SWEDEN
55
17
25
42
54