NEW YORK, May 16, 2022 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Chris Drury announced today that the team has agreed to terms with the following players: forward Adam Edstrom (three-year, entry-level contract), forward Ryder Korczak (three-year, entry-level contract), and goaltender Olof Lindbom (two-year, entry-level contract).
Edstrom, 21, skated in 43 regular season games in 2021-22 with Rogle BK of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL), notching seven goals and two assists for nine points and a plus-2 rating. Edstrom finished with 74 hits, tied for the seventh most in the SHL. In 13 playoff games with Rogle, Edstrom tallied four points (3G-1A). This season, Edstrom was a part of Rogle’s Champions Hockey League title team.
Over the course of four seasons in the SHL, split between Rogle and Mora IK, the 6-8, 225 pound forward has accumulated 14 goals and 15 assists for 29 points in 147 games.
Edstrom also played four seasons in the J20 SuperElit with Mora IK J20 and Rogle BK J20, collecting 19 goals and eight assists for 27 points in 70 games.
Edstrom was originally selected by the Rangers in the sixth round (161st overall) in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.
Korczak, 19, played for the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League (WHL) in 2021-22 where in the regular season, he recorded a career-high in games played (68), goals (25), assists (54), points (79) and plus/minus (+12). Korczak finished tied for the 10th in the WHL in assists and tied for 15th in points. On Moose Jaw, he ranked first in assists, second in points and tied for third in goals.
The Yorkton, Saskatchewan native has played in parts of five seasons in the WHL, split between the Calgary Hitmen and Moose Jaw. In 200 career WHL games, he has collected 54 goals and 123 assists for 177 points.
Prior to going to the WHL, the 5-11, 172-pound forward skated in parts of two seasons for the Yorkton Maulers U18 AAA team in the Saskatchewan Male AAA Hockey League (SMAAAHL).
Korczak was selected by the Rangers in the third round (75th overall) of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft.
Lindbom, 21, appeared in 27 games with Kristianstads IK of HockeyAllsvenskan in 2021-22, notching 10 wins, a 3.22 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage.
The 6-2, 183-pound goaltender has played in parts of three seasons in HockeyAllsvenskan, posting 24 wins and a .890 save percentage.
Internationally, Lindbom has represented Sweden in multiple junior tournaments, including the 2020 World Junior Championships, where he made one start. In 2017-18, earned a Bronze Medal at the Under-18 World Junior Championships and was recognized as the tournament’s “Best Goaltender.”
The Rangers selected Lindbom in the second round, 39th overall, of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.