Quick Update: Fasth and Lindberg continuing strong seasons

January 16, 2013, by
Oscar Lindberg, fast becoming a top prospect for the Rangers

Oscar Lindberg, fast becoming a top prospect for the Rangers

Perhaps lost among the anticipation of the NHL’s Saturday return to action are Ranger prospects Oscar Lindberg and Jesper Fasth continuing their excellent seasons in the Swedish Elite League. Some people are concerned about the Rangers depth heading into the new season but beyond this year it appears the Rangers will have two more pro-ready prospects to choose from come next season.

While Jesper Fasth missed a few games earlier in the year because of injury his 13 goals and 24 points in 31 games is further proof that he’s maturing into a solid player. With serious speed to burn and a healthy work ethic Fasth has recovered from the serious injury sustained last year and is proving his World Junior performance from 2011 was no fluke. Nor was his fast start to the SEL last year that was interrupted by the serious injury.

Then there is Oscar Lindberg. 33 points in 39 games – among the league leaders offensively in the SEL – Lindberg is generating plenty of excitement the way Ethan Werek was meant to but never truly did. Perhaps most important is the fact the two Swedes appear ready for North American hockey. Whether they become immediate competition/alternatives to the Rangers roster or initially offer (much needed) help to the CT Whale, their arrival in the Rangers organisation cannot come quickly enough.

Categories : Prospects


  1. Jeff P says:

    Are they both going to be in camp next year?

  2. Walt says:

    There is nothing like speed, and it appears that these kids have plenty to spare. If they can play the game like Hags, we will be OK for sure!

    The beauty of the kids in Sweden, they are responsible at both sides of the blue line. They learn to be defensive first, and then attack.