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Oscar Klefbom, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-3

Weight: 201

Born: 1993-07-20

Hometown: Karlstad, Sweden

Drafted: 2011 by Edmonton,19th overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

September 2013 - Arguably Edmonton's most promising defensive prospect (with Darnell Nurse), Oscar Klefbom played in a shortened SHL season in 2012-13 due to a concussion early on and later a shoulder injury that would limit him to eleven games for Farjestad, posting three assists. Klefbom remains one of the NHL's most intriguing defenseman as the Swedish defenseman is blessed with outstanding mobility and hockey sense. His two way upside is very high and he is penciled in on the Oilers' future top pairing. With a number of current Oilers inked to contracts, Klefbom is expected to play with the Oklahoma Barons for the 2013-14 season. Brendan Ross

 


December 2012 - Klefbom  will miss the 2013 World Junior Championships for Team Sweden after injuring his shoulder in Elitserien action. Klefbom was the favourite to wear the captaincy for Sweden and was looking to defend the gold medal. Brendan Ross

July 2012 – Has recently signed his three year entry level contract but as expected, will stay in Sweden. Being 17 and 18 years old in Sweden you don’t usually get a large role or opportunity in Sweden, but you do get the experience of playing with men. This season Klefbom will be expected to take a large step forward in offence as Farjestad has lost two of their top three scoring back-liners for this season, and have replaced them with hopefuls to challenge Klefbom. He will not get anything handed to him in Sweden or North America. Personally I’d avoid jumping on Klefbom until he shows life in offensive categories but he has upside, excellent potential teammates in Edmonton, and could be a steal as a late claim in your league. Jason Banks

 

 

April, 2011 - Klefbom is a big and strong defenseman with good positioning and fluid skating. He has never been a big producer, but holds a potential to become a Zdeno Chara-like player. He has very heavy shot and could be used as a powerplay quarterback. He spent most of his season in Elitserien with Färjestad's men's squad and scored two points in 33 games. He won gold in the U20 world championships too,  scoring two points in six games and was chosen to the All-Star Team of the tournament. Klefbom will play at least one more season in Elitserien before moving to the NHL. Miika Arponen

 

Fantasy Outlook: B+

Needs to improve his offensive skills but has a potential to be a scoring D-man.

 

Footage:

Oscar Klefbom scores a goal in 2012 U20 world champs:

 

 

 

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