Rangers Prospect Oscar Lindberg THE LINDBERG WATCH
Skelleftea AIK
Oscar Lindberg, a forward acquired by the Rangers in a May 8, 2011, trade with Phoenix, is playing his second full season of professional hockey at 19 with the Skelleftea-based AIK team, which competes in the highly regarded Swedish Elitserien.

Lindberg, a 2010 second-round draft pick who took part in his first Rangers Prospect Development Camp this past summer, Lindberg is the second cousin of Rangers defense prospect Tim Erixon.

Here is a look at Lindberg's performance in the 2011-12 regular season and playoffs.


LINDBERG'S ELITSERIEN STATS
2010-11 Totals Power Play
Team GP G A PTS +/- G A PTS
Skelleftea 46 5 5 10 -8 1 1 2
Playoffs 18 1 3 4 -6 1 0 1
Sundsvall 5 1 1 2 -3 0 1 1
2011-12 SEASON IN REVIEW

PLAYOFF GAME 19 -- 0 POINTS in 2-0 Road Loss at Gavle (Gavle wins series 4-2)
Date Opponent
Result Lindberg's stats in Game
Playoff Averages to Date Honors
4/19 at Gavle
0-2 L 2 Shots, 2 PIM, Minus-1
GPG: 0.05 APG: 0.17 PPG: 0.22  
NOTES: Elitserien Playoff Finals: Called for interference at 2:47 of first period. Won five of 10 faceoffs he took as center on fourth line.

PLAYOFF GAME 18 -- 0 POINTS in 3-2 Home Win Over Gavle (Gavle leads series 3-2)
Date Opponent
Result Lindberg's stats in Game
Playoff Averages to Date Honors
4/17 Gavle
3-2 W Minus-1
GPG: 0.06 APG: 0.18 PPG: 0.24  
NOTES: Elitserien Playoff Finals: Won three of 11 faceoffs he took as center on fourth line.

PLAYOFF GAME 17 -- 1 POINT in 4-3 Road Overtime Win at Gavle (Gavle leads series 3-1)
Date Opponent
Result Lindberg's stats in Game
Playoff Averages to Date Honors
4/15 at Gavle
4-3 W (OT) 1 Goal, 3 Shots, 2 PIM, Minus-1
GPG: 0.06 APG: 0.19 PPG: 0.25  
NOTES: Elitserien Playoff Finals: Scored the game-winning goal on power-play at 6:35 of overtime. Called for roughing at 9:00 of third period. Won five of 11 faceoffs he took as center on fourth line.

PLAYOFF GAME 16 -- 0 POINTS in 1-0 Home Loss to Gavle (Gavle leads series 3-0)
Date Opponent
Result Lindberg's stats in Game
Playoff Averages to Date Honors
4/14 Gavle
0-1 L 2 Shots, Even
GPG: 0.0 APG: 0.2 PPG: 0.2  
NOTES: Elitserien Playoff Finals: Won three of six faceoffs he took as center on fourth line.

PLAYOFF GAME 15 -- 1 POINT in 3-2 Road Overtime Loss at Gavle (Gavle leads series 2-0)
Date Opponent
Result Lindberg's stats in Game
Playoff Averages to Date Honors
4/12 at Gavle
2-3 L (OT) 1 Assist, 2 Shots, Even
GPG: 0.0 APG: 0.21 PPG: 0.21  
NOTES: Elitserien Playoff Finals: Had lone assist on even-strength goal at 16:16 of second period for 1-1 tie. Won six of eight faceoffs he took as center on third line.

PLAYOFF GAME 14 -- 0 POINTS in 6-3 Home Loss to Gavle (Gavle leads series 1-0)
Date Opponent
Result Lindberg's stats in Game
Playoff Averages to Date Honors
4/10 Gavle
3-6 L 1 Shot, Minus-2
GPG: 0.0 APG: 0.15 PPG: 0.15  
NOTES: Elitserien Playoff Finals: Won all seven faceoffs he took as center on fourth line.

PLAYOFF GAME 13 -- 1 POINT in 5-3 Home Win Over Solna (Skelleftea wins series 4-3)
Date Opponent
Result Lindberg's stats in Game
Playoff Averages to Date Honors
4/7 Solna
5-3 W 1 Assist, 1 Shot, Even
GPG: 0.0 APG: 0.17 PPG: 0.17  
NOTES: Elitserien Playoff Semifinals Assisted on even-strength goal at 14:21 of first period for 2-0 lead. Won three of nine faceoffs he took as center on fourth line.

PLAYOFF GAME 12 -- 0 POINTS in 2-1 Road Loss at Solna (Series tied 3-3)
Date Opponent
Result Lindberg's stats in Game
Playoff Averages to Date Honors
4/5 at Solna
1-2 L 2 Shots, Even
GPG: 0.0 APG: 0.09 PPG: 0.09  
NOTES: Elitserien Playoff Semifinals Won six of seven faceoffs he took as center on fourth line.

PLAYOFF GAME 11 -- 1 POINT in 8-2 Home Win Over Solna (Skelleftea leads series 3-2)
Date Opponent
Result Lindberg's stats in Game
Playoff Averages to Date Honors
4/3 Solna
8-2 W 1 Assist, 5 Shots, Plus-1
GPG: 0.0 APG: 0.1 PPG: 0.1  
NOTES: Elitserien Playoff Semifinals Assisted on game's final goal, scored at even-strength, at 13:44 of third period. Won three of 10 faceoffs he took as center on fourth line.

PLAYOFF GAME 10 -- 0 POINTS in 5-1 Road Loss at Solna (Series tied 2-2)
Date Opponent
Result Lindberg's stats in Game
Playoff Averages to Date Honors
4/1 at Solna
3-5 L 1 Shot, Even
GPG: 0.0 APG: 0.0 PPG: 0.0  
NOTES: Elitserien Playoff Semifinals Lost the one faceoff he took as left wing on fourth line.

PLAYOFF GAME 9 -- 0 POINTS in 5-1 Home Win Over Solna (Skelleftea leads series 2-1)
Date Opponent
Result Lindberg's stats in Game
Playoff Averages to Date Honors
3/30 Solna
5-1 W 3 Shots, Even
GPG: 0.0 APG: 0.0 PPG: 0.0  
NOTES: Elitserien Playoff Semifinals Won two of three faceoffs as left wing on fourth line.

PLAYOFF GAME 8 -- 0 POINTS in 5-4 Triple-Overtime Road Win at Solna (Series tied 1-1)
Date Opponent
Result Lindberg's stats in Game
Playoff Averages to Date Honors
3/28 at Solna
5-4 W (3OT) 1 Shot, 4 PIM, Even
GPG: 0.0 APG: 0.0 PPG: 0.0  
NOTES: Elitserien Playoff Semifinals Called for slashing at 8:06 of third period. Called for delay of game (puck over glass) at 19:28 of first overtime. Skelleftea won game at 10:49 of the third OT. Won two of five faceoffs as left wing on fourth line.

PLAYOFF GAME 7 -- 0 POINTS in 4-1 Home Loss to Solna (Solna leads series 1-0)
Date Opponent
Result Lindberg's stats in Game
Playoff Averages to Date Honors
3/26 Solna
1-4 L 3 Shots, Minus-1
GPG: 0.0 APG: 0.0 PPG: 0.0  
NOTES: Elitserien Playoff Semifinals Won three of 10 faceoffs as center on the third line.

PLAYOFF GAME 6 -- 0 POINTS in 2-1 Road Win at Ornskoldvik (Skelleftea wins series 4-2)
Date Opponent
Result Lindberg's stats in Game
Playoff Averages to Date Honors
3/20 at Ornskoldsvik
2-1 W 1 Shot, 2 PIM, Minus-1
GPG: 0.0 APG: 0.0 PPG: 0.0  
NOTES: Elitserien Playoff Quarterfinals Called for roughing penalty at 7:32 of the second period. Won six of nine faceoffs as center on the third line.

PLAYOFF GAME 5 -- 0 POINTS in 2-1 Home Win Over Ornskoldvik (Skelleftea leads series 3-2)
Date Opponent
Result Lindberg's stats in Game
Playoff Averages to Date Honors
3/18 Ornskoldsvik
2-1 W 4 Shots, Even
GPG: 0.0 APG: 0.0 PPG: 0.0  
NOTES: Elitserien Playoff Quarterfinals Won seven of 10 faceoffs as center on the third line.

PLAYOFF GAME 4 -- 0 POINTS in 1-0 Road Overtime Loss at Ornskoldvik (Series tied 2-2)
Date Opponent
Result Lindberg's stats in Game
Playoff Averages to Date Honors
3/16 at Ornskoldsvik
0-1 L (OT) 3 Shots, Even
GPG: 0.0 APG: 0.0 PPG: 0.0  
NOTES: Elitserien Playoff Quarterfinals Won five of 10 faceoffs as center on the third line. Ornskoldsvik scored game's only goal at 2:40 of overtime.

PLAYOFF GAME 3 -- 0 POINTS in 3-2 Home Overtime Loss to Ornskoldvik (Skelleftea leads series 2-1)
Date Opponent
Result Lindberg's stats in Game
Playoff Averages to Date Honors
3/14 Ornskoldsvik
2-3 L (OT) 2 Shots, Even
GPG: 0.0 APG: 0.0 PPG: 0.0  
NOTES: Elitserien Playoff Quarterfinals Won one of four faceoffs playing on fourth line. Former NHL player Rob Schremp won game for Ornskoldsvik with penalty shot in overtime.

PLAYOFF GAME 2 -- 0 POINTS in 4-0 Road Win at Ornskoldvik (Skelleftea leads series 2-0)
Date Opponent
Result Lindberg's stats in Game
Playoff Averages to Date Honors
3/12 at Ornskoldsvik
4-0 W 2 Shots, Even
GPG: 0.0 APG: 0.0 PPG: 0.0  
NOTES: Elitserien Playoff Quarterfinals Played on fourth line.

PLAYOFF GAME 1 -- DID NOT PLAY in 3-2 Home Win Over Ornskoldvik (Skelleftea leads series 1-0)
Date Opponent
Result Lindberg's stats in Game
Playoff Averages to Date Honors
3/10 Ornskoldsvik
3-2 W  
GPG: 0.0 APG: 0.0 PPG: 0.0  
NOTES: Elitserien Playoff Quarterfinals

GAME 55 -- DID NOT PLAY in 3-2 Road Overtime Shootout Win at Solna
Date Opponent
Result Lindberg's stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
3/6 at Solna
3-2 W (SO)  
GPG: 0.09 APG: 0.11 PPG: 0.2  
NOTES:  

GAME 54 -- DID NOT PLAY in 3-1 Home Win Over Lulea
Date Opponent
Result Lindberg's stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
3/3 Lulea
3-1 W  
GPG: 0.09 APG: 0.11 PPG: 0.2  
NOTES:  

GAME 53 -- 0 POINTS in 3-2 Road Loss at Linkoping
Date Opponent
Result Lindberg's stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
3/1 at Linkoping
2-3 L Minus-1
GPG: 0.09 APG: 0.11 PPG: 0.2  
NOTES: Went 2-for-2 in faceoff wins as right wing on team's fourth line.

GAME 52 -- 0 POINTS in 4-3 Home Win Over Jonkoping
Date Opponent
Result Lindberg's stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
2/28 Jonkoping
4-3 W Even
GPG: 0.09 APG: 0.11 PPG: 0.2  
NOTES: Played on team's fourth line.

GAME 51 -- 0 POINTS in 3-2 Home Overtime Shootout Loss to Stockholm
Date Opponent
Result Lindberg's stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
2/25 Stockholm
2-3 L (SO) Even
GPG: 0.09 APG: 0.11 PPG: 0.2  
NOTES: Played on team's fourth line.