The Tampa Bay Lightning, parent club of the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch, have re-signed defenseman Evan Oberg to a one-year, two-way contract.
Oberg, 24, played in 54 games this past season in the American Hockey League with the Norfolk Admirals and San Antonio Rampage. The Forestburg, Alta., native also appeared in 18 Calder Cup Playoff games with Norfolk, notching two goals and 10 points and helping them to their first Calder Cup championship.
The 6-foot, 191-pound defenseman also played in three games with the Lightning last season, recording a plus-2 rating. He was acquired by the Lightning with Mike Kostka from the Florida Panthers on Dec. 2 in exchange for James Wright and Mike Vernace. He made his Lightning debut on Jan. 24 against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Oberg has skated in seven career NHL games with the Vancouver Canucks and Lightning.
Oberg has played in 167 career AHL games with Norfolk, San Antonio, the Rochester Americans and the Manitoba Moose, collecting 17 goals and 64 points, to go along with 138 penalty minutes. He has also skated in 23 career Calder Cup Playoff games, collecting three goals and 12 points.