European Skater
Sweden
OscarLindberg
POSITION: Center
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 187
LAST CLUB TEAM: Skelleftea, SWEDEN
BIRTHDATE: October 29, 1991
MID RANK: 6
HOMETOWN: Skelleftea, SWE
FINAL RANK: 7
BORN IN: Skellefteå, SWE
• 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