By Jennifer Cochran , on 08/27/2013

The Edmonton Oilers signed Linus Omark to one year contract, the Oilers front office announced today.

Omark, the  5-10, 180-pounder from Overtornea, Sweden was originally drafted by the Oilers in fourth round (97th overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Last season Omark played with Zug in the Swiss league and led his team in scoring with 69 points and assists with 52.  

During two seasons with Edmonton, Omark scored 30 points in 65 games. Omark played parts of two seasons with Oklahoma City appearing in 46 games while scoring 47 points. Omark may be best remembered in Oklahoma City for his 5 goals and a shootout goal in the Barons 7-6 win over the Toronto Marlies on November 7, 2010. The 5-goal outburst is still the Barons standard for goals in a game by a player.

Hockey season begins in Oklahoma City on Friday, September 27 with the NHL Showcase presented by Mercy when the Edmonton Oilers host the Dallas Stars in an NHL Preseason game. For more information about tickets, call the Barons office at 232-GOAL.

Oklahoma City opens their 38-game home schedule with a weekend set of games October 4 and 5. In addition to the home opener, the Barons are scheduled to play at home November 12, 15 and 16 and December 20 and 21. The Barons annual Education Field Trip Day will be November 12. The remainder of the schedule will be announced later this summer.

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