Blueshirts Acquire Skelleftea’s Oscar Lindberg from Coyotes For Werek

The New York Rangers made a deal on Sunday afternoon as they acquired forward Oscar Lindberg from the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for Ethan Werek.

Lindberg, 19, skated in 41 games with Skelleftea in the Swedish Elite League this season, tallying 5 goals and 9 assists, along with 31 penalty minutes. He also appeared in 18 playoff contests and went 3-4-7.

A native of Skelleftea, Sweden, Lindberg appeared in six games at the World Junior Championships, collecting 2 goals and 2 assists. He tallied the game-deciding goal, registered five shots and had a plus-2 rating in a 6-5 shootout victory against Canada on Dec. 31.

The 6-1, 190-pound Lindberg has skated in 77 career games with Skelleftea, registering 6 goals, 10 assists and 66 penalty minutes. Lindberg has also appeared in 78 contests with Skelleftea’s junior team, tallying 36 goals and 46 assists for 82 points along with 108 penalty minutes. He recorded the league’s best faceoff percentage in 2008-09 (63.4), 2009-10 (60.4) and 2010-11 (69.6).

Lindberg was drafted by Phoenix in the second round (No. 52) of the 2009 Entry Draft.

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