Linus Omark still has offensive talent. The Edmonton Oilers hopeful showed off his finishing skills scoring a goal and then burying his shootout attempt in Friday’s scrimmage at Millennium Place in Sherwood Park. Omark is trying to earn a spot on the Oilers roster back from a stint in Switzerland. “It feels good to be back” said Omark. “It feels good to put on the Oilers jersey again. I had a tough year the last time I was here I broke my ankle and things didn’t go well for me. “It was good for me to play a lot last year to get back to myself. I played big minutes in Switzerland and had a good season and now I’m looking forward to this camp and I’m happy that I got another opportunity.” Omark 26 led the Swiss League in scoring with 17 goals and 52 assists in 48 games with Zug. In 65 games with the Oilers over two years Omark scored eight goals and added 22 assists. “I have a one-game history with (Omark)” said Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins. “One of our pro scouts in my former organization had a lot of time for him and told me to watch this kid. I told him I didn’t even know who he was then we played him and he scored five goals against us. “So I remember him from that and I’m glad he’s on my side now.” Waiting game Mitchell Moroz is still waiting for his opportunity to put on an Oilers jersey in a game this year.
Linus Omark exhibits scoring touch in Oilers camp scrimmage
Edmonton Sun | Sep 14