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Linus Omark Is Back - Signs One Year Deal In Edmonton

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The talented winger will provide depth in a lineup desperately needing it.

Gregory Shamus

The Edmonton Oilers announced via Twitter this morning that they've signed Linus Omark to a one-year contract:

The media reaction was swift:

and there will be some explanations needed in certain corners:

Omark should make an excellent linemate for Ales Hemsky on the third line with Boyd Gordon. Omark can provide offense as demonstrated by his equivalencies:

Year Age Team League NHLE82 G NHLE82 A NHLE82 P
2005-06 18 Lulea HF SEL 0 3 3
2006-07 19 Lulea HF SEL 10 12 22
2007-08 20 Lulea HF SEL 13 24 37
2008-09 21 Lulea HF SEL 28 39 66
2009-10 22 Moscow Dynamo KHL 24 19 44
2010-11 23 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 18 22 40
2010-11 23 Edmonton Oilers NHL 8 35 43
2011-12 24 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 12 20 32
2011-12 24 Edmonton Oilers NHL 18 0 18
2012-13 25 Zug Swiss 11 32 43