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Oskar Sundqvist
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Born March 23, 1994 (1994-03-23) (age 27)
Boden, Sweden
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Pittsburgh Penguins
Skellefteå AIK
NHL Draft 81st overall, 2012
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 2012–present

Oskar Sundqvist (born on March 23, 1994) is a Swedish professional ice hockey centre currently under contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL).

He was drafted by the Penguins in the third round (81st overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing Career

Oskar was drafted whilst playing with his original club from youth levels with Skellefteå AIK of the Swedish Elite League.

Oskar played in his first Elitserien game on October 24, 2012, against Frölunda HC. He won the Swedish Championship with Skellefteå in 2014.

On May 31, 2014, he was signed to a three-year entry level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

During the 2015–16 season, Oskar was recalled from AHL affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and made his NHL debut with Pittsburgh on February 5, 2016.

During the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs, he was mainly a healthy scratch. Pittsburgh then eventually went on to win the Stanley Cup.

Career Statistics

Regular season and playoffs

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Norrbotten TV-pucken 7 3 4 7 8
2010–11 Skellefteå AIK J18 21 13 12 25 54 8 1 0 1 29
2010–11 Skellefteå AIK J20 1 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Skellefteå AIK J18 22 13 23 36 78
2011–12 Skellefteå AIK J20 2 1 0 1 0
2012–13 Skellefteå AIK J20 38 17 16 33 48 5 3 2 5 4
2012–13 Skellefteå AIK SEL 14 1 0 1 8
2013–14 Skellefteå AIK SHL 51 6 10 16 16 13 4 2 6 16
2014–15 Skellefteå AIK SHL 41 9 10 19 34 15 1 4 5 18
2014–15 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 45 5 12 17 30
2015–16 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 18 1 3 4 4 2 0 0 0 0
SHL totals 106 16 20 37 58 28 5 6 11 34

International

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2014 Sweden WJC Template:Sica 7 2 0 2 4
Junior totals 7 2 0 2 4

Accolades

  • 2016 Stanley Cup Champion (Pittsburgh Penguins)
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