Oskar Lindblom | RW Brynas | Sweden
Height: 6’2” Weight: 187 Shoots: Left
Born: August 15, 1996
2011-2012 Brynas J18 GP: 30 G: 12 A: 14 P: 26 +/-: 15 PIM: 8
2012-2013 Brynas J18 GP: 33 G: 31 A: 28 P: 59 +/-: 43 PIM: 14
|Lindblom has been a force for Sweden on the |
international stage (Photo Credit: Prolympia)
Scoring 59 points in 33 games is exceptional at any level. Virtually at a point per game last season, Lindblom has garnered himself a fair share of the spotlight among this draft class. This season, as the assistant captain at the J20 level, Lindblom has already picked up 12 points in 15 matchups. But despite his past offensive statistics, the young Swede is not known as being a flashy player. However, it doesn't mean that he doesn't possess potent offensive weapons.
Something you love to see out of a player is their ability to get themselves in a position to score. Former Detroit Red Wing, Tomas Holmstrom, made a career of it. In his 1027 game NHL career, Holmstrom picked up 243 goals. Lindblom seems to be a player along the same lines. Already with good size, he is difficult player to move and is one willing to do the dirty work to create offense. His excellent hand-eye coordination adds to his uncanny ability to put the puck in the net.
Lindblom does have a good shot though. With a quick release, he is effective at picking his spots. Also blessed with a great hockey IQ, he is can create a play or just let it come to him.
And while his skating and acceleration are one area of concern, Lindblom does still play an effective two way game. Although his great plus/minus last season was indicative of his offensive output, his focus of defense is yet another strength of his game.
Willing to eat up “big time” minutes, Lindblom has proven his worth in all areas of the ice, especially on the international stage. Displaying strong play in years past, Lindblom has continued to score at more than a point per game this season with the Swedish U18 team. And despite being one of the youngest eligible players, he has shown a valued maturity in his willingness to play the style that he plays.