Some background on prospects Penguins added: Lindberg, Dunn


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Tobias Lindberg. -- AP

The Penguins added two forward prospects to their pool in Friday's three-team trade: Tobias Lindberg joins the organization from the Golden Knights, Vincent Dunn from the Senators.

The full details of the trade can be found in Chris Bradford's report from Raleigh, N.C.

Lindberg, 22, has spent the entire season with the AHL's Chicago Wolves, recording eight goals and 10 assists in 48 games. He's spent parts of his career at both left and right wing and is a lefty shooter.

A fourth-round pick of the Senators in 2013, Lindberg got his start in professional hockey with the Binghamton Senators after one year in the OHL that included a Memorial Cup win. In the middle of his first season with the Senators, he was traded to Toronto in a nine-player trade involving Dion Phaneuf. He finished out the season with the Toronto Marlies of the AHL, including a six-game stint in the NHL.

After spending the 2016-17 season in the AHL, Toronto traded Lindberg to Vegas, along with a sixth-round draft pick, for goaltender Calvin Pickard. In total, Lindberg has played 148 games in the AHL, tallying 25 goals and 43 assists.

At 6-foot-3, 215 pounds, one of Lindberg's strengths is his size. A scoring winger with a heavy shot, the Swede also has been praised for his two-way play. His skating has been said to be a weakness, which could be a problem playing in the Penguins organization if it doesn't improve.

Earlier this season, Lindberg described himself as, "An all-around player. I see myself playing me anywhere on the power play or penalty kill — wherever the team needs me to be. I am more of a defensive forward, but can also get to the net or make plays for my teammates."

Lindberg is expected to report to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, where his versatility and ability to play either wing could be an asset.

UPDATE 2/24: Lindberg will stay with the Golden Knights' AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves for now. Pittsburgh still owns Lindberg's rights and can move him at any time, but he will not play in Wilkes-Barre for the time being. With forwards Tom Sestito and Tom Kostopoulos healthy, and Christian Thomas returning from the Olympics, Wilkes-Barre is deep enough at wing that they don't need Lindberg any time soon. If Wilkes-Barre has a spot and a need for him in the future, he can be reassigned there.

Dunn, 22, has split his career between the AHL and ECHL, playing 29 total AHL games and 118 ECHL games. This season, he's divided his time equally between the AHL's Belleville Senators and the Brampton Beast of the ECHL.

A fifth-round pick of the Senators in 2013, Dunn has played both center and left wing and shoots left.

Once a point-producer in juniors, with 80 goals and 68 assists in 205 QMJHL games, Dunn's role has changed to that of a pest since turning pro. In his first professional season with the Evansville IceMen of the ECHL in 2015-16, he led all ECHL rookies in penalty minutes, with 154 in 55 games. In his 118 ECHL games over three seasons, he posted 24 goals and 23 assists, along with 265 penalty minutes.

With Wilkes-Barre's depth at forward, Dunn might see some time in Wheeling this season.

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