Lightning recall D Evan Oberg, C Mike Angelidis from Norfolk
The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled defenseman Evan Oberg and center Mike Angelidis from the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League today, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced.
Oberg, 6-foot, 191 pounds, was acquired by the Lightning with Mike Kostka from the Florida Panthers on December 2 in exchange for James Wright and Mike Vernace. He has played in 25 AHL games this season with Norfolk and the San Antonio Rampage, recording two goals and eight points with a plus-3 rating. Oberg has played in 13 games with the Admirals, notching two goals and six points. He has played in 138 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 Canucks’ 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.
Angelidis, 6-1, 200 pounds, has played in 38 games with the Admirals this season and is being recalled by Tampa Bay for the first time. He has registered 10 goals and 21 points this season with a plus-8 rating and 95 penalty minutes. Angelidis ranks fifth on Norfolk for goals, tied for sixth for plus/minus and seventh for points. He set AHL career highs with the Admirals last season with 10 goals, 18 assists and 21 points. Angelidis also led the team with a plus-18 rating.
A native of Woodbridge, Ontario, Angelidis has played in 353 career AHL games with Norfolk and the Albany River Rats. Angelidis has also skated in 22 career Calder Cup Playoff Games, notching two goals and eight points.
Angelidis spent his junior career with the Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League, amassing 96 goals and 161 points in 284 games. He was undrafted and signed by the Carolina Hurricanes on July 27, 2006. The Lightning signed Angelidis as a free agent on August 3, 2010.