|Assets:||Owns massive shutdown upside, thanks largely to great size (6-3, 204 pounds), a physical edge to his game and mobility. Also possesses a little puck-moving and offensive potential.|
|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 one because of his defensive work in the NHL.|
|Career Potential:||Talented shutdown defenseman with good upside.|
|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.|
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.
|11/13/2014||Edm||Ott||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|11/11/2014||Edm||Nas||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|11/09/2014||Edm||NYR||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|11/07/2014||Edm||Buf||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|10/11/2014||Edm||Van||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|10/09/2014||Edm||Cgy||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Swe Jr.||Total||Swe Jr.||15||1||3||4||-||0||-||-||-||-||-||0.27|
|Goals||0||2 times-last:at Bos||last:Nov 6||1|
|Assists||0||2 times-last:at Bos||last:Nov 6||1|
|Points||0||2 times-last:at Bos||last:Nov 6||1|
|Penalty Minutes||0||2 times-last:at Bos||last:Nov 6||0|
|Plus/Minus||0||at Bos||Nov 6||1|
|Power Play Goals||0||2 times-last:at Bos||last:Nov 6||0|
|Power Play Points||0||2 times-last:at Bos||last:Nov 6||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||2 times-last:at Bos||last:Nov 6||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||2 times-last:at Bos||last:Nov 6||0|
|Shots||1||2 times-last:at Bos||last:Nov 6||3|
AdvertisementThis Week - Subscribe Now
Subscribe to TheHockeyNews magazine!
Subscribe today, and save off the cover price.Subscribe now
Sign up to our e-flash newsletter.
You will receive backstage access to special features, articles, promotions and special events and more!!Sign up now
Download TheHockeyNews app
Learn more about TheHockeyNews mobile app.Get it now!