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Oskar Lindblom
Born (1996-08-15)15 August 1996,
Gävle, Sweden
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
F. teams
Philadelphia Flyers
Brynäs IF
Ntl. team Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
NHL Draft 138th overall, 2014
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 2014–present

Oskar Lindblom (born 15 August 1996) is a Swedish professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[]

Lindblom's career began with Brynäs IF, where he played on the U16, U18 and U20 junior teams. Beginning with the 2014–15 season, his outstanding play earned him a spot on their professional team who compete in the Swedish Hockey League, the country's top division. Lindblom was selected by Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in the 5th round (163rd overall) of the 2013 KHL Junior Draft. He was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the fifth round (138th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

On 30 May 2017, Lindblom was signed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.[1] He was then assigned to the Flyers American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. On 18 January 2018, Lindblom was selected to replace Phantoms teammate Danick Martel at the 2018 AHL All-Star game.[2] Lindblom was called up to the NHL for the first time on 19 February 2018,[3] and played his first career NHL game two days later against the Montreal Canadiens.[4] He recorded his first NHL point on 17 March against the Carolina Hurricanes.[5] The next day against the Washington Capitals, Lindblom scored his first career NHL goal in a 6-3 win.[6] Following the Flyers defeat in Round 1 of the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs, Lindblom was loaned to the Phantoms to play in their post-season.[7]

On 13 December 2019, Lindblom was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a form of bone cancer. The diagnosis effectively ended his season.[8] On 2 July 2020, Lindblom completed his chemotherapy treatments.[9] Following his cancer battle, Lindblom was named as one of three finalists for the 2019–20 Masterton Trophy alongside Bobby Ryan and Stephen Johns.[10]

On 22 July 2020, the Flyers signed Lindblom to a three-year, $9 million contract extension.[11]

On 30 August 2020, Oskar warmed up on the ice in the pregame skate with the team but did not play in Game 4 of the playoffs.

International play[]

Lindblom competed as a member of Team Sweden at the 2013 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, where he led Sweden to a Gold Medal as the tournament's leading scorer.[12] On 9 May 2019, Lindblom was named to make his senior international debut with Sweden at the 2019 World Championships held in Bratislava, Slovakia.[13]

Personal life[]

Lindblom's older brother Marcus currently plays for Strömsbro IF of Hockeyettan.[14] Their younger brother Linus plays in the Brynäs IF system.[15]

On 13 December 2019, Lindblom was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a form of bone cancer. The diagnosis effectively ended his season.[16] On 2 July 2020, Lindblom completed his chemotherapy treatments at Penn Medicine.

Then on August 30, 2020 Lindblom was on the ice for the Flyers warm-ups before their game vs the Islanders, but he is still not ready to play for the Flyers.[17]

Career statistics[]

Regular season and playoffs[]

Medal record
Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2012–13 Brynäs IF J20 3 1 0 1 0
2013–14 Brynäs IF J20 43 13 20 33 28 7 6 1 7 6
2013–14 Brynäs IF SHL 4 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Brynäs IF SHL 37 8 7 15 16 4 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Brynäs IF SHL 48 8 17 25 14 3 1 2 3 6
2015–16 Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 8 2 5 7 0
2016–17 Brynäs IF SHL 52 22 25 47 18 20 4 10 14 10
2017–18 Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 54 16 18 34 10 11 4 3 7 0
2017–18 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 23 2 4 6 8 4 0 0 0 0
2018–19 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 81 17 16 33 20
2019–20 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 30 11 7 18 4
SHL totals 141 38 49 87 48 30 6 13 19 16
NHL totals 134 30 27 57 32 4 0 0 0 0

International[]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2013 Sweden U17 Gold medal icon.svg 6 8 5 13 0
2013 Sweden WJC18 5th 5 2 2 4 0
2014 Sweden WJC18 4th 7 3 3 6 2
2015 Sweden WJC 4th 7 4 5 9 0
2016 Sweden WJC 4th 7 3 3 6 0
2019 Sweden WC 5th 8 3 1 4 12
Junior totals 32 20 18 38 2
Senior totals 8 3 1 4 12

Awards and honours[]

Awards Year
U16 SM Most Valuable Player 2011–12 [18]
J18 Allsvenskan Best Forward 2012–13 [19]
World U-17 Hockey Challenge Gold Medal (with Team Sweden) 2013 [20]
World U-17 Hockey Challenge Scoring Leader 2013
World U-17 Hockey Challenge All-Star Team 2013 [21]

References[]

  1. Flyers sign forward Oskar Lindblom (2017-05-30). Retrieved on 2017-05-30.
  2. F Oskar Lindblom Added to 2018 AHL All-Star Classic (18 January 2018). Retrieved on 13 February 2018.
  3. OTF: Flyers recall Oskar Lindblom, loan Anthony Stolarz to Phantoms. Philadelphia Flyers (19 February 2018). Retrieved on 20 February 2018.
  4. Voracek scores pair of late goals as Flyers rally past Canadiens in overtime. Retrieved on 20 February 2018.
  5. Filppula scores go-ahead goal, Flyers beat Hurricanes 4-2. Retrieved on 18 March 2018.
  6. Flyers defeat Capitals, gain in Metropolitan (18 March 2018). Retrieved on 19 March 2018.
  7. F Oskar Lindblom, D Travis Sanheim Returned to Lehigh Valley (23 April 2018). Retrieved on 23 April 2018.
  8. Flyers' Lindblom out rest of the season with rare cancer. Retrieved on 15 December 2019.
  9. Flyers' Oskar Lindblom rings bell to signal end of chemotherapy treatments. Retrieved on 2 July 2020.
  10. Masterton Trophy finalists announced.
  11. Flyers sign LW Oskar Lindblom to three-year contract extension (22 July 2020). Retrieved on 23 July 2020.
  12. 3 Stars of the Day. Hockey Canada (2013-09-09). Retrieved on 2015-06-28.
  13. Sweden announces roster for 2019 World Championships (Swedish) (9 May 2019). Retrieved on 9 May 2019.
  14. Marcus Lindblom. Retrieved on 16 December 2019.
  15. Linus Lindblom at eliteprospects.com (en). Retrieved on 7 July 2020.
  16. Flyers' Lindblom out rest of the season with rare cancer. Retrieved on 15 December 2019.
  17. Flyers' Oskar Lindblom rings bell to signal end of chemotherapy treatments. Retrieved on 2 July 2020.
  18. U16 SM Most Valuable Player (2015-06-28). Retrieved on 2015-06-28.
  19. J18 Allsvenskan Best Forward (2015-06-28). Retrieved on 2015-06-28.
  20. Sweden Wins Gold Medal at 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. Hockey Canada (2013-09-09). Retrieved on 2013-09-09.
  21. WHC U17 final results. Erie Otters (2013-10-02). Retrieved on 2015-06-28.

External links[]

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