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Rangers agree to terms with Oscar Lindberg

The signing parade continues. This time around, Oscar Lindberg has agreed to terms with the Rangers on an entry level contract. Lindberg was acquired by the Rangers in May of last year in exchange for prospect Ethan Werek. Lindberg was originally a 2nd round pick in 2009 by the Coyotes, and was acquired for his ability to add speed and face off prowess to the bottom six forwards.

Lindberg is not a high scorer (24 points in 87 games through two seasons in the SEL), but he is a prototypical defensive forward with speed who will dominate the face off circle. As noted this year, face offs are a big weakness for the Rangers, and Lindberg should help in that regard should he make it to the NHL.

8 Responses to “Rangers agree to terms with Oscar Lindberg”

  1. Comnsnse says:

    Yes indeed th parade continues……..of third liners! “We have met the enemy,he is us”! The last sentence is the sum of our parts,”if he makes the NHL!

  2. Tim B says:

    Will he be used on the 4th line like Blair Betts? Can Lindberg forcheck, kill penalties like Betts?

    • Dave says:

      The same Blair Betts that is no longer in the NHL?

      To answer those questions, he is projected to be a Betts type player with significantly more speed and potentially a tad more offensive output (due to the speed factor).

      • Scully says:

        Dave don’t have on Betts! We all loved his penalty killing and 4th line play haha, even Torts who just couldn’t find a good use for him.

  3. Walt says:

    Is he Hanks cousin, or is it Fasth?

  4. Chuck A. says:

    Hockey’s Future write-up on Lindberg: http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospects/oscar_lindberg/

  5. Rickyrants13 says:

    You must remember he is playing in a league that is far above NCAA and is not easy to score in. And he is…

    It is going to be very interesting to see what this kid brings. And with this team needing a good third line anyway hopefully he atleast brings that.