|Assets:||Owns massive shutdown upside, thanks largely to great size (6-3, 210 pounds), excellent mobility and sound positioning. Also possesses solid puck-moving ability.|
|Flaws:||Will at times play a reckless game, which can lead to mistakes and also injuries. His offensive game isn't first-rate, so his bread will be earned because of his defensive work in the NHL.|
|Career Potential:||Talented shutdown defenseman with upside.|
|4/09/2016||Missed the last 52 regular season games (leg injury).|
|12/17/2015||Broken finger, injured reserve.|
|12/12/2015||Broken finger, day-to-day.|
|9/19/2015||Signed by the Edmonton Oilers to a seven-year contract extension.|
|12/18/2014||Missed 2 games (foot injury).|
|12/14/2014||Foot injury, day-to-day.|
|11/26/2014||Recalled from the Oklahoma City Barons (AHL).|
|11/16/2014||Assigned to the Oklahoma City Barons (AHL).|
|11/02/2014||Recalled from the Oklahoma City Barons (AHL).|
|10/13/2014||Assigned to the Oklahoma City Barons (AHL).|
|4/13/2014||Assigned to the Oklahoma City Barons (AHL).|
|3/08/2014||Recalled from the Oklahoma City Barons (AHL).|
|11/16/2013||Assigned to Oklahoma City (AHL).|
|11/15/2013||Recalled from Oklahoma City (AHL).|
|9/22/2013||Assigned to Oklahoma City (AHL).|
|6/12/2012||Signed by the Edmonton Oilers to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|6/24/2011||Drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1st round (19th overall) in 2011.|
| 05/10/2016 7:41 PM
NewsKlefbom played just 30 games in 2015-16, recording 12 points, due to a hand injury and an infection in his foot, but the Edmonton Journal reports that he's expected to be healthy heading into next season.
| 03/23/2016 5:35 PM
NewsKlefbom (infection) is unlikely to play again this season, Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal reports.
| 03/15/2016 3:47 PM
NewsKlefbom (foot infection) did not practice with the team Tuesday, Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal reports.
| 03/11/2016 4:49 PM
NewsKlefbom (infection) will be sidelined for at least one more week, Jason Gregor of TSN 1260 reports.
| 03/07/2016 5:03 PM
NewsKlefbom (infection) could return Tuesday versus the Sharks.
| 02/23/2016 5:55 PM
NewsKlefbom (infection) is expected to return to the Oilers' lineup at some point in March, Jason Gregor of TSN 1260 reports.
| 02/10/2016 5:15 PM
NewsKlefbom (infection) could be nearing a return to the lineup for Edmonton, reports Robert Tychkowski from the Edmonton Journal.
| 02/04/2016 4:36 PM
NewsKlefbom (infection) still doesn't have a timetable for a return to action, according to the Edmonton Sun's Derek Van Diest.
| 01/16/2016 4:17 PM
NewsIn addition to the finger injury Klefbom may also be dealing with an infection in his leg.
| 01/09/2016 3:26 PM
NewsOilers head coach Todd McLellan said Klefbom (finger) has no timetable for his return, adding that the defenseman's been "missed just as much as (Connor) McDavid."
| 12/29/2015 5:03 PM
NewsKlefbom's finger injury will keep him out for at least another week, Jason Gregor of TSN 1260 reports, citing Oilers coach Todd McLellan.
| 12/26/2015 10:01 PM
NewsKlefbom (finger) will not play in Saturday's game against he Canucks, Robin Brownlee of TSN 1260 reports.
| 12/17/2015 3:25 PM
NewsKlefbom (finger) is out for the next two games and has a small chance of facing the Jets on Dec. 21.
| 12/16/2015 2:12 PM
NewsKelfbom (finger) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.
| 12/12/2015 1:53 PM
NewsKlefbom has a fractured finger and will not travel with the Oilers for a four-game road trip that begins this Monday against the Bruins, John Shannon of Sportsnet reports.
| 12/12/2015 12:22 PM
NewsThe injury Klefbom suffered in the game Friday is suspected to be a broken finger, reports the Edmonton Journal.
| 12/12/2015 1:03 AM
NewsKlefbom (undisclosed) is "going to be out for a day or two and probably won't play in Boston," said head coach Tod McLellan after Friday's win over the Rangers.
| 11/25/2015 4:50 PM
NewsKlefbom will play Wednesday after needed a couple of stitches below his right eye, reports Oilers web site.
| 11/20/2015 4:44 PM
NewsKlefbom (illness) will play Friday against the Devils, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
| 11/20/2015 1:55 PM
NewsKlefbom (illness) went through morning skate Friday, Bob Stauffer of Oilers radio reports.
| 11/15/2015 12:16 PM
NewsKlefbom dished out a pair of assists in 24:50 of ice time in Saturday's loss to the Kings.
| 10/03/2015 1:29 PM
NewsKlefbom (undisclosed) returned to practice Saturday, Bob Stauffer of 630 CHED reports.
| 10/01/2015 3:58 PM
NewsKlefbom did not skate today, and is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury, Ryan Rishaug of TSN Edmonton reports.
| 09/19/2015 4:15 PM
NewsKlefbom and the Oilers agreed to terms on a seven-year, $29.17 million contract on Saturday.
Oscar Klefbom scores his first NHL goal | 03/30/2014 3:42 AM
NewsOscar Klefbom scored his first NHL goal on Friday.
ImpactThe stay at home defenseman was drafted 19th overall and was the Oilers second first round pick in the 2011 Draft after they selected Ryan Nugent-Hopkins first overall. Klefbom gave his dad Hakan a great birthday present with the goal as his pop was watching the game back home in Sweden. Klefbom compares himself to Chicago's Niklas Hjalmarsson and if he turns out to be as good, then the Oilers have found themselves a solid defender for many years to come.
Oscar Klefbom gets an assist in NHL debut | 03/12/2014 9:34 AM
NewsOscar Klefbom made his NHL debut on Tuesday.
ImpactKlefbom had an assist in Edmonton's 4-3 shootout win. "I thought he was a little bit like Viktor. He struggled little bit early," said Oilers coach Dallas Eakins. "I think it was probably a case of nerves and the speed Minnesota has but . . . I thought by the third he looked like an NHL defenseman. That's encouraging."
Oscar Klefbom set to make NHL debut | 03/11/2014 8:11 PM
NewsOscar Klefbom will make his NHL debut on Tuesday night when the Oilers take on the Stars.
ImpactThe 20 year-old Swede has played in Oklahoma City all season, where he had nine points and a minus-nine rating through 45 games. Klefbom is one of Edmonton's top prospects on defense, as he was the 19th overall pick in 2011.
Oscar Klefbom injured in the minors | 01/04/2014 6:32 AM
NewsThe Edmonton Oilers recalled defenseman Brad Hunt and not Oscar Klefbom because Klefbom is injured.
ImpactKlefbom has struggled offensively in the AHL as he has only three assists in 27 games with a minus-10 rating. Nevertheless, he likely would have been recalled had he not been hurt. Just an FYI in case you have Klefbom in a dynasty pool.
Oilers send Oscar Klefborn back to AHL | 11/16/2013 7:50 PM
NewsThe Oilers sent Oscar Klefborn back down to the AHL.
Elliotte Friedman on Twitter
ImpactKlefborn was up for just a day. The defensemen, a first-rounder of the Oilers from the 2011 draft, has yet to make his NHL debut. He has an assist in 12 games with the Oklahoma City Barons this season.
Oscar Klefbom could make NHL debut Saturday | 11/16/2013 5:40 PM
NewsOscar Klefbom isn't sure if he'll be in Edmonton's lineup Saturday night.
ImpactHe's waiting on the status of an undisclosed defenseman and if that player is unable to play then Klefbom will make his NHL debut versus Calgary.
Edmonton promotes Oscar Klefbom | 11/15/2013 5:06 PM
NewsOscar Klefbom has been summoned by the Edmonton Oilers.
Oilers.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactKlefbom might make his NHL debut on Friday after being selected with the 19th overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He's a defensive defenseman, which is great for the Oilers but will make him a non-factor in standard fantasy leagues.
Oscar Klefbom likely to start in minors | 09/09/2013 7:14 AM
NewsOscar Klefbom is likely to start the season with Oklahoma City of the AHL.
ImpactKlefbom is a highly regarded defenseman with the Oilers after being drafted 19th overall in the 2011 Draft. He underwent shoulder surgery in November and has not played since so the recently turned 20-year-old could use some time in the minors since it will be almost a year since he last played. It also does not help his cause that he will be spending his first season in North America and that is always a big adjustment for most Europeans. He should be in the Oilers lineup at some point this season. He is not an offensive defenseman so we cannot recommend him in fantasy pools.
Klefbom back to playing competitive hockey | 09/05/2013 10:05 AM
NewsOscar Klefbom (shoulder) is back to playing in competitive hockey games after 11 months.
ImpactKlefbom, who had shoulder surgery in November, will be participating in a rookie game on Thursday. "It's been a long time," Klefbom said. "(But) I've had a really good summer. I had a good chance to prepare myself for the season." In addition to returning from a major injury, he's also making the transition from the Swedish Hockey League to North America.
MacTavish thinks Klefbom close to NHL ready | 07/29/2013 10:16 AM
NewsEdmonton Oilers GM Craig MacTavish thinks very highly of Oscar Klefbom.
ImpactKlefbom was selected with the 19th overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He's making the transition to North America after spending some time in the Swedish Elite League. "It's never a bad thing to get a little of experience in the American Hockey League, but he's very, very close because he did play last year against men (in the Swedish Elite League) for a short period of time before he got hurt," MacTavish said. The Oilers have seven defensemen signed to one-way contracts and that doesn't even include Justin Schultz. With that in mind, Klefbom is a long shot to make the team out of training camp.
Oscar Klefbom ready for the NHL | 07/04/2013 8:16 AM
NewsDefenseman Oscar Klefbom thinks he is ready to play in the NHL.
ImpactKlefbom underwent shoulder surgery in November and is now fully recovered. He played 11 games for Farjestad of the Swedish Elite League last season, picking up three assists and a plus-seven rating. "I haven't played since the accident, but the shoulder feels good," Klefbom said. "I can shoot slap shots and do all the things you need to do on the ice. Right now it's 100%. Lifting weights in the gym it feels very stable, the left shoulder almost feels better than the right one. I haven't played a game since October but the training feels good and the shot as well, so we'll see." Klefbom is highly regarded and was drafted 19th overall in the 2011 Draft. He is worth a flier in deep keeper leagues at this time.
Oscar Klefbom in Edmonton for two weeks | 02/21/2013 9:54 AM
NewsDefenseman Oscar Klefbom (shoulder) is in Edmonton for a couple of weeks to bond with his future teammates.
ImpactKlefbom suffered a shoulder injury in November that required season-ending surgery. Coach Ralph Krueger is having him watch other defensemen in game action while he is travelling with the team. "I had him observe Nick Schultz, Ladi Smid, Jeff Petry, Mark Fistric on our defensive structure against Los Angeles. I want some feedback from Oscar. We're giving him some assignments," Krueger said. "I want him to visualize what kind of role he can have with us." Look for Klefbom to make the Oilers next season, if not at the beginning of the season, then at least part way through.
|Swe Jr.||Total||Swe Jr.||15||1||3||4||-||0||-||-||-||-||-||0.27|
|Goals||1||4 times-last:vs. NJ||last:Nov 20||1|
|Assists||2||at LA||Nov 14||2|
|Points||2||at LA||Nov 14||2|
|Penalty Minutes||2||3 times-last:vs. Chi||last:Nov 18||2|
|Plus/Minus||2||3 times-last:vs. NJ||last:Nov 20||3|
|Power Play Goals||0||30 times-last:vs. NYR||last:Dec 11||0|
|Power Play Points||1||3 times-last:at Chi||last:Nov 8||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||30 times-last:vs. NYR||last:Dec 11||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||30 times-last:vs. NYR||last:Dec 11||0|
|Shots||7||vs. NYR||Dec 11||7|
|Penalty Minutes||6||2015-16 (Edm)|
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