Bolts Recall Oberg (Again) and J.T. Wyman
(Lightning press release) The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled right wing JT Wyman and defenseman Evan Oberg from the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League today, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced.
Wyman, 6-foot-2, 204 pounds, has played in 29 games with Norfolk this season, recording six goals and 12 points with just six penalty minutes. His plus-10 rating ranks fourth on the team, third among forwards. In the five games leading up to his recall, Wyman has posted two goals and three points with a plus-4 rating. He has an even plus rating in 25 of 29 games this season.
A native of Edina, Minnesota, Wyman has played in 245 career AHL games with the Hamilton Bulldogs and the Admirals. He has amassed 47 goals and 97 points in that time. He has also appeared in 45 career Calder Cup Playoff games, notching four goals and 13 points. Wyman played for Lightning head coach Guy Boucher during the 2009-10 season with Hamilton. He has played in three career NHL games, all with the Montreal Canadiens during that same season.
The Lightning signed Wyman as a free agent on July 1, 2011.
Oberg, 6-foot, 191 pounds, is being recalled for the fourth time after being acquired by the Lightning with Mike Kostka from the Florida Panthers on December 2 in exchange for James Wright and Mike Vernace. He has not seen game action for the Bolts this season. Prior to being traded for, Oberg played in 12 games with the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League this season, notching two assists with 14 penalty minutes. He has played in six games with Norfolk this season, recording three assists. He has played in 131 career AHL games with the Admirals, Rampage, Rochester Americans and Manitoba Moose. Oberg has also skated in five career Calder Cup Playoff games, all with Manitoba during the 2009-10 season.
A native of Forestburg, Alberta, Oberg has played in four career NHL games with the Vancouver Canucks. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by Vancouver on April 10, 2009. Oberg was then acquired by Florida with the Canucksâ€™ third-round choice in 2013 in exchange for Chris Higgins on February 28, 2011. Before joining the professional ranks he played at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.