OKC Barons: Linus Omark's goal makes 'SportsCenter'

by Michael Baldwin Published: November 13, 2013

Omark played in 65 games over two seasons with Edmonton. Omark led Switzerland's pro league in scoring last year but was cut at the end of Edmonton's camp, cleared waivers and was assigned to Oklahoma City.

Leading the Barons in scoring, Omark experienced a one-game call-up to Edmonton, and he could earn another shot if he proves he can be a two-way player.

“I'm working hard every day. If I get the chance (to play in the NHL) hopefully I can take (advantage),” Omark said. “The last time I tried to play simple. I didn't have much ice time. If it happens (again) next time I want to go do my stuff.”

Omark has scored 60 points in 60 games with the Barons dating back to his North American pro debut in OKC at age 22.

“I like his attitude. He's working hard on all parts of his game,” Nelson said. “He's much more mature than he was when he first played for us three years ago.”

Omark downplayed making ESPN's list but confessed he's heard from many friends and former teammates.

“I knew right away when the papers in Sweden started calling that something happened,” Omark said. “A lot of people saw it. It's been fun.”


by Michael Baldwin
Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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