Oberg, Evan

Bolts Recall Oberg (Again) and J.T. Wyman

(Lightning press release) The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled right wing JT Wyman and defenseman Evan Oberg from the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League today, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced.

Wyman, 6-foot-2, 204 pounds, has played in 29 games with Norfolk this season, recording six goals and 12 points with just six penalty minutes. His plus-10 rating ranks fourth on the team, third among forwards. In the five games leading up to his recall, Wyman has posted two goals and three points with a plus-4 rating. He has an even plus rating in 25 of 29 games this season.

Bolts Shake Up Blueline; Recall Newly Acquired Prospect Evan Oberg

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled defenseman Evan Oberg from the Norfolk Admirals today, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced. He will wear No. 43.

Oberg, 6-foot, 191 pounds, was acquired by the Lightning with Mike Kostka from the Florida Panthers on December 2 in exchange for James Wright and Mike Vernace. He was assigned to Norfolk and played in one game. Prior to being acquired, Oberg played in 12 games with the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League this season, notching two assists with 14 penalty minutes. He has played in 125 career AHL games with the Rampage, Rochester Americans and Manitoba Moose. Oberg has also skated in five career Calder Cup Playoff games, all with Manitoba during the 2009-10 season.

A native of Forestburg, Alberta, Oberg has played in four career NHL games with the Vancouver Canucks. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by Vancouver on April 10, 2009. Oberg was then acquired by Florida with the Canucks’ third-round choice in 2013 in exchange for Chris Higgins on February 28, 2011. Before joining the professional ranks he played at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

AHL Game Night: 12-3-11 Phantoms at Admirals

TJ leads the comeback.

ADK-1
NOR-2

Dustin Tokarski allowed 1 goal on 16 shots for the win. He's won 5 of his last 6 decisions now. That's a sign that it's time to ride him as the starter. He plays better with the heavier workload, and he's got a tendency to stay hot about a month to a month and a half at a time.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
ADK Akeson, (7) (Eddy, Hamel), 5:01 (PP)

Third Period
NOR Johnson, (7) (Dimmen, Jackson), 12:46
NOR Johnson, (8) (Ashton, Devos), 19:30

Tyler Johnson (pictured) and Tokarski were the game's first and third stars. Johnson's quietly put together a nice 3 game point streak after snapping a 4 game pointless streak. He's been overshadowed by fellow rookies Conacher and Ashton, but on any other team he'd be getting a lot of plaudits for his production for a first year pro.

Tonight's game marked the debut of new Admirals Evan Oberg and Mike Kostka, as well as Admirals contractee Philip-Michael Devos, who is a much better playmaker than former Miami Vice sidekick Philip Michael Thomas.

Norfolk goes on the road to Binghamton on Friday. Their win tonight moves them back into a tie with the Penguins for first place in the AHL East Division.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

Evan Oberg

Basics

Type: 
Out of Organization
Position: 
Defense
Shoots/Catches: 
Left
Height: 
6.00
Weight: 
185
Born: 
02/16/1988
Age: 
25
Hometown: 
Forestburg, ALTA
Acquired: 
Acquired in a trade with Florida on December 2, 2011
Last Team: 
Syracuse (AHL)
Projects As: 
Puck-moving depth defenseman

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Undrafted

Contract

Contract Status: 
Signed
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Eligible
Signing Date: 
07/01/2012
Contract Type: 
Two-way
Contract Length: 
1 year
Cap Number: 
$560 000
Contract Start Year: 
2012
Contract End Year: 
2013
Contract End Status: 
UFA
Salary: 
$560 000

Scouting Report

Strengths: 

Is a sound puck-moving defenseman with solid offensive instincts. He's also good at positional defense, due to an active stick.

Weaknesses: 

Lacks ideal size for the NHL game and struggles when lined up against bigger forwards, since he's not much of a physical defender.

Projection: 

Puck-moving depth defenseman.

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2002-2003 East Central Chill Bantam AAAAMBHL33 9 1928 30|        
 2003-2004 Camrose Kodiaks Midget AARAMHL35 5 1722 44|        
 2004-2005 Red Deer Chiefs Midget AAAAMHL34 4 610 52|        
 2005-2006 Camrose KodiaksAJHL44 4 913 56|Playoffs14 1 12 14 
 2006-2007 Camrose KodiaksAJHL52 9 1423 86|Playoffs16 3 1114 24 
  Camrose KodiaksRBC Cup5 1 45 2|        
  Canada West U19WJAC-194 1 56 4|        
 2007-2008 Univ. of Minnesota-DuluthNCAA24 1 23 10|        
 2008-2009 Univ. of Minnesota-DuluthNCAA43 7 2027 50|        
 2009-2010 Vancouver CanucksNHL2 0 00 0|        
  Manitoba MooseAHL70 3 2326 64|Playoffs5 1 12
 2010-2011 Vancouver CanucksNHL2 0 00 0|      -
  Manitoba MooseAHL38 6 511 28|        
  Rochester AmericansAHL5 1 12 0|        
 2011-2012 San Antonio RampageAHL12 0 22 14|        
  Tampa Bay LightningNHL3 0 00 0|        
  Norfolk AdmiralsAHL42 7 1623 32|Playoffs18 2 810 14 
 2012-2013 Syracuse CrunchAHL56 0 99 20|Playoffs4 0 00
 2013-2014 Chicago WolvesAHL60 6 1925 62|Playoffs7 0 00
 2014-2015 Portland PiratesAHL48 7 1017 47|        
 2015-2016 Augsburger PantherDEL46 2 1113 102|        
 2016-2017 Lacombe GeneralsChinook HL16 4 711 6|Playoffs7 2 02
  Lacombe GeneralsAllan Cup5 2 24 4|        
 2017-2018 Lacombe GeneralsACHW11 1 67 6|        
 2018-2019 Lacombe GeneralsACHW4 0 22 2|Playoffs6 1 45

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