Ranking The Top 20 Ottawa Senators Prospects: #10 – #6

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7. Tobias Lindberg

Forward – Oshawa Generals — 2013 4th round pick (Ottawa Senators)

OHL 6foot3 198lbs

Senators prospects are coming off two consecutive memorial cup wins. Curtis Lazar took home the trophy with the Oil Kings in 2013-14, and Lindberg won it this past may with his Oshawa Generals.

The Senators scouted Lindberg and were lucky enough to secure him in the 4th round of the 2013 NHL entry draft. His game brings size and speed as Lindberg’s OHL stats certainly prove he could play in a top 6 NHL role.

Of course, the big evaluator comes next season as Lindberg is scheduled to play in Binghamton and the AHL, a big step up and much closer to the NHL. While a 19/20 year-old can dominate at the CHL level, sometimes the transition isn’t so easy. A prime example would be the WHL scoring leader from the 13-14 season. Mitch Holmberg had 62 goals and 118 points in 78 WHL games, but struggled mightily in not just the AHL, but the ECHL, putting up 14 points in 32 games.

But, if you’re buying what Lindberg has sold in the OHL; his game might make a good transition. The scouting reports seem to favour his game, mixing size and speed as the ultimate tools to play in an NHL team’s top 6.

One profile from McKeen’s hockey’s Brendan Ross, discusses the previously mentioned.

"“Skating at 6-foot-2, the Stockholm native is a powerful winger who shows good physicality. He won’t dangle through defenders but his speed and ability to drive wide and to the net are difficult to contain. Lindberg projects as a complementary forward for the Generals and will be looking to impress the Senators to earn an entry-level contract.”"

Luckily for the Senators, they have until 2017 to extend an ELC offer to Lindberg. He’s certainly shown he’s ready to move to the AHL and if one can be negotiated this off-season, expect him in a Binghamton Senators jersey come October.

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