Oscar Klefbom, selected 19th overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2011 Draft, has signed with the Oilers. Earlier this week, the young defenceman tacked his name onto a three-year, entry-level deal.
GM Steve Tambellini had nothing but good things to say about the 18-year-old who spent last season playing in the Swedish Elite League, where he scored two goals and served four penalty minutes over the course of thirty-three games.
“We are very pleased with Oscar’s growth over the past year since we drafted him last June. His development continues to improve. Oscar is a big, puck moving defenceman, who has shown tremendous poise and ability playing in Sweden’s top professional league and particularly at the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championship in Alberta,” Tambellini says of the new Oiler.
He won gold at the WJC’s with Team Sweden this year and was captain of the silver medal-winning team at last year’s U-18′s. Last season was also when he started his pro career, suiting up 23 times for league champs Färjestad BK.
Tambellini added, “We look forward to Oscar Klefbom wearing an Oilers uniform for years to come.”