The @LincolnStars have traded F Ryan Lomberg to the @YtownPhantoms. We wish Ryan all the best! #StarsNationSo less than one month after the Stars originally acquired Lomberg's rights from the Muskegon Lumberjacks, they have traded him to the Youngstown Phantoms. Lomberg's rights were acquired by the Stars last month in return for a 11th round conditional entry draft pick.
— Jon Hull (@HullHockey) August 5, 2014
TRADE: LN(@LincolnStars) trades Lomberg to YT(@YtownPhantoms) for 2015 Phase I 3rd, Phase II 2nd, and 2016 Phase II 6th (all conditional)So basically, the Stars traded an 11th round pick for a 2nd, 3rd, and 6th round picks. Heck of a deal. Incredible return. I'm guessing here, but I assume the picks are conditional due to Lomberg not saying yet where he will play. If he plays in Youngstown this upcoming season, then I assume all three picks go to Lincoln. Again, just my guess. The league, nor the teams, do a very good job explaining the reasons why certain picks are conditional.
— USHL Hockey Ops (@USHLHockeyOps) August 6, 2014
Lomberg got into some legal trouble earlier this year after his sophomore season at the University of Maine. Click here to read more about that.
What's interesting about the trade announcement is that Lomberg's legal case came to an end today. He pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was fined $1,000 (along with $252 for restitution). Interesting timing.