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Olof Lindbom will play for Mora in Allsvenskan next season

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New York Rangers prospect Olof Lindbom will play for Mora IK in Allsvenskan next season.

The Rangers selected the 6-foot-2 Swedish goaltender with the 39th overall pick of the 2018 Draft. He was the first goaltender taken off the board. Before the draft, he was the fifth-ranked European goaltending prospect by NHL Central Scouting.

Lindbom played just eight games this season with Djurgårdens IF’s junior team due to an injury. In his eight appearances he posted a .900 save percentage and a 2.73 goals against average. It’s also worth noting that he was called up to the senior club as a back-up in February, but didn’t see any action.

Mora IK was one of two teams in the SHL that were relegated to Allsvenskan at the end of the 2018-19 season. Mora finished the year with a record of 22-27-3 and were outscored 126 to 167. Mora was promoted from Allsvenskan to the SHL at the conclusion of the 2016-17 season.

According to the article on Mora’s team site, Lindbom had no shortage of suitors for his goaltending services, but felt that the team was the best fit for him.

In Mora, Lindbom will be working with goaltending coach (and assistant general manager) Peter Iversen who has played a role in developing NHL goaltenders Linus Ullmark and Marcus Hogberg.

All data courtesy of shl.se.