Oskar Lindblom
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Oskar Lindblom


Gavle Sweden

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5th round (138th overall), 2014


187 lbs.

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2010-11: Oskar Lindblom, a native of Gavle, joined his older brother Marcus Lindblom on the hometown club Brynas’ U16 team; skating in eight games as a 14-year-old. He scored 8 goals with 8 assists and had 8 penalty minutes. Playing alongside Marcus for Gastrikland in the annual TV-Pucken tournament for high school players in Sweden he scored 4 goals with 3 assists and had 2 penalty minutes in eight games.

2011-12: Lindblom played for Brynas’ U18 and U16 teams. He was the second-leading scorer for Sweden’s U16 team and led all goal scorers in the TV-Pucken tournament. He scored 12 goals with 14 assists in 20 regular season games for the Brynas U18 team and was +15 with 8 penalty minutes. In one playoff game he had an assist. Named captain of the Brynas U16 team he scored 11 goals with 8 assists and was +8 with 2 penalty minutes in eight U16 games. Lindblom scored 9 goals with 7 assists and was +18 with 4 penalty minutes in 11 international games with Sweden’s U16 team. He scored 14 goals with 6 assists and was +16 with 2 penalty minutes for Gastrikland in eight TV-Pucken games.

2012-13: Lindblom appeared in three games with Brynas in the U20 SuperElit league as a 16-year-old and was the second-leading scorer for the club’s U18 team. He represented Sweden in the 2013 U17 World Hockey Challenge and the 2012 U18 World Junior Championship. He scored 1 goal and was +1 in his SuperElit stint. Lindblom scored 31 goals with 28 assist in 30 games for Brynas’ U18 team, finishing one point behind his brother Marcus for the team scoring lead. He had 4 goals with 5 assists and was +3 with 2 penalty minutes in eight playoff games as Brynas won the U18 championship. In five games at the U18 WJC he scored 2 goals with 2 assists and was +2. Lindblom scored 8 goals with 5 assists in six games at the WHC. He was selected by Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in the fifth round (163rd overall) of the 2013 KHL Draft.

2013-14: Lindblom made his SHL debut — appearing in four games with Brynas — and skated for the club’s U20 team. He played for the Sweden U18 team in the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial and 2014 World Juniors tournaments. Lindblom had no points nor penalties and was minus-2, averaging 3:09 minutes of ice time per game in SHL play with the fourth-place club. An assistant captain for the Brynas U20 team, he scored 13 goals with 20 assists and was plus-2 with 28 penalty minutes in 43 regular season games. Lindlom scored 6 goals with 1 assist while finishing plus-4 with 6 penalty minutes in seven playoff games as Brynas captured the U20 bronze medal. Lindblom scored 2 goals with 2 assists and was plus-4 in four games at the Ivan Hlinka tournament in August and scored 3 goals with 3 assists, finishing plus-5 with 2 penalty minutes, for Sweden at the WJC. He was ranked 23rd amongst international skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings and was selected by Philadelphia in the fifth round (138th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft. 

2014-15: Lindblom played for Brynas in the SHL as an 18-year-old and skated for the Sweden U20 team in the 2015 World Junior Championship. He scored 8 goals with 7 assists and was +2 with 16 penalty minutes, averaging 12 minutes of ice time in 37 regular season games for Brynas. After finishing 10th in the regular season Brynas defeated Farjestads in a best-of-three series before being swept by first-place Skelleftea. Lindblom scored 1 goal with 1 assist and was -3 in seven playoff games. He scored 4 goals with 5 assists and was -1 with no penalties in seven games for Sweden at the WJC. Sweden finished fourth, falling to Slovakia in the bronze medal game. 

2015-16: Lindblom made a positive first impression in his pro debut in North America — joining Flyers’ AHL affiliate Lehigh Valley on an amateur tryout contract in April following his second season with Brynas. He also skated for Sweden in the 2016 World Juniors. Lindblom scored 2 goals with 5 assists and was +1 with no penalties in eight games with the Phantoms. He had 8 goals with 17 assists and was +3 with 14 penalty minutes, averaging 16:20 minutes of ice time in 48 regular season games for Brynas.  Brynas finished 10th, falling to Djurgardens in a best-of-three preliminary series. Lindblom scored 1 goal with 2 assist and was +2 with 6 penalty minutes, averaging 19:35 minutes of ice time in the three-game series. He scored 3 goals with 3 assists and was +1 with no penalties in seven games for Sweden at the WJC. Sweden finished fourth, falling 8-3 to the USA in the bronze medal game.

Talent Analysis

Lindblom slipped to the lower rounds of the draft, but has developed since he was picked. Skating was the biggest question mark for Lindblom and a weak spot of his game, but it improved drastically over the 2014-15 season. Lindblom goes hard to the net and likes to stick around once there. He’s someone who offers up his body in the corners and in the slot. He has decent hands in tight and does have an eye for finding his linemates. He’s a player who is ready to go where it hurts and take punishment to make things happen. Lindblom is defensively aware and plays the game in all three zones. Sometimes shows some above-average cleverness and tends to enjoy the trust of his coaches.


Lindblom gave Flyers' fans a glimpse of what to expect when he eventually comes to North America — posting seven points in eight games with the AHL's Lehigh Valley Phantoms in April 2016 after joining the club following his 2015-16 season with Brynas in Sweden. A dynamic forward who has been a consistent scorer against players his own age, the 19-year-old has played two full seasons in the SHL. Yet to sign an entry-level contract with the Flyers, he has one more year remaining on his contract with Brynas. His play to this point suggests he could be a much-needed impact offensive player for the Philadelphia organization.

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