|6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
165 lb (75 kg)
|Born||February 16, 1988,|
Forestburg, AB, CAN
|Pro Career||2009 – present|
Evan Oberg (born February 16, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Oberg played college hockey for the University of Minnesota-Duluth, where he spent two seasons after spending his junior career with the Camrose Kodiaks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL). Unselected in the NHL Entry Draft, Oberg was signed by the Canucks as a free agent in April 2009.
Oberg played two seasons with the Camrose Kodiaks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) before joining the University of Minnesota-Duluth. After six games with the Bulldogs, Oberg was seriously injured during a team practice. Pushed into the boards feet first, he dislocated his fibula, fractured his tibia and tore his left ankle on his left leg. The injuries forced Oberg to miss eight weeks. Oberg finished the season with one goal, a game-winner, and two assists in twenty-four games. Oberg's second season with Minnesota-Duluth saw improvements, as he had seven goals and twenty assists in forty-three games.
After two seasons with Minnesota-Duluth, Oberg left the school when he signed a free-agent contract with the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL) on April 10, 2009. He made his professional debut with the Canucks' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Manitoba Moose. After playing 33 games with the Moose, at which point he led all Moose defencemen in scoring, Oberg was recalled by the Canucks on January 8, 2010. He made his NHL and Canucks debut on January 9, 2010, against the Calgary Flames, and was sent back to the Moose the next day. He was recalled for the second time in the season on April 10, playing in the Canucks final game of the season against Calgary. Four days later he was sent back to the Moose, joining them for their playoff series against the Hamilton Bulldogs. He played all 70 games for the Moose in the 2009–10 AHL season, and led all team defencemen in scoring with 26 points.
In 2010–11, Oberg was recalled to the Canucks on February 17, 2011. On February 28, 2011, Oberg, along with a third round pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, was traded to the Florida Panthers, for left winger Christopher Higgins.
Regular season and playoffs
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- Vancouver Canucks (2010-01-10). "Canucks re-assign Evan Oberg". Canucks.com. Retrieved on 2010-01-11.
- Vancouver Canucks (2010-04-10). Canucks recall Evan Oberg. Canucks.com. Retrieved on 2010-04-11.
- Staff Reporter (2010-04-14), Canucks' Oberg returns to Moose for playoff starter, Winnipeg, <http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/Canucks-Oberg-retursn-to-Moose-for-playoff-starter-90881569.html>. Retrieved on 2010-04-14
- Canucks acquire Chris Higgins from the Florida Panthers. Vancouver Canucks (2011-02-28). Retrieved on 2011-02-28.
- Evan Oberg's career stats at Eliteprospects.com
- Evan Oberg's NHL player profile
- Evan Oberg's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
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