Undersized, feisty, energy winger with offensive potential.
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October 2019 – Steen had a good training camp, but was sent to the AHL to begin his career in North America. Through his first eight games in Providence, the undersized winger has managed four points and 15 shots on goal. He will likely spend the entire season in the minors, as he continues to develop his overall game. He had a breakout season in the SHL last year and will look to continue that momentum for an improved Providence Bruins squad. Chris Mazza
May 2019 – The Bruins signed Steen to a three-year, entry-level contract on May 3rd. He finished his SHL regular season with 37 points in 46 games, with an additional seven points in 14 playoff games en route to a semifinal loss for him and Farjestad. His regular-season performance tied him for 10th in league scoring, no small feat for the undersized forward. The former sixth-round pick is already outplaying his draft position and should be squarely on the fantasy hockey draft radar as well. Regardless of whether he spends another season in Sweden or makes the transition to the AHL, it will likely be another year before we see Steen push for an NHL job. Chris Mazza
February 2019 – Since returning from his five-game suspension in December, Steen has taken the league by storm, managing 17 points and 35 shots on goal through 15 games while seeing his average ice time jump north of 16:00. He is shooting the puck more and thriving on a very good Farjestad team that should push for a league championship this year. Chris Mazza
December 2018 – Steen is seemingly taking a step forward offensively this season, notching 11 points through 22 games for Farjestad in the SHL. He has also chipped in a team-leading 41 PIM and is tied for third on the team with a plus-7 rating. Steen has been a bit of a bulldog for his team this year, and is contributing in a variety of situations. He begins December serving a five-game suspension for a hit from behind, but will look to continue his impressive offensive output once he returns. Chris Mazza
October 2018 – Slowly but surely, Steen is progressing in his development as a professional hockey player. After two highly disappointing seasons in the SHL, he is off to a better start this year with four points in his first 10 games. His ice time has increased in each of the past three years, and is up to 13:19 for the current campaign. His shot totals remain low, however scouts and members of the Bruins management have highlighted the Swede’s relentless motor and compete level as two factors that might help him to take the next step. Still only 20 years old, it would be a huge boost to his value as a fantasy prospect if Steen can continue to showcase his offensive potential with an increase in point production this season. Chris Mazza
June 2018 – On the plus side, Steen increased his offensive output in Farjestad this season. On the downside, it was by only three points. He was less than impressive on the stat sheet for his home club. He made big leaps on the international stage however. This year he was selected to play for Sweden at the World Juniors and he didn’t look out of place. He contributed four points in his seven games and a complimentary twelve minutes in the box. His energizer bunny motor was really on display on the North American ice, something the Bruins prospects surely noted as he is back again for a third prospect development camp. Throughout the year Steen also produced offensively on the Swedish U20 team. There is still offensive potential here, he just needs to find the consistency. He could also potentially pad your hit and penalty minute stats down the line. Sid Osmond
July 2017 – Described by Bruins Development Coach Jamie Langenbrunner as a “gritty guy with a high motor”, Oskar Steen will be returning to Sweden to work on his offensive game. As an undersized forward, Langenbrunner is concerned that Steen’s game is not yet dynamic enough for him to make an impact at the professional level here in North America. This isn’t a dig at his potential and Steen is characterized as having strong drive and great motivation both on the ice and off. That being said, Steen only potted one goal and two assists in 47 SHL games last season and put up goose eggs across the board in seven playoff appearances. Steen isn’t close but he’s got lots of potential.