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Oscar Klefbom | Defenseman | #77

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/20/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (19) / EDM
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Oscar Klefbom picked up a pair of helpers during Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Predators.
He's now up to 17 assists and 28 points through 63 games thus far, leaving him just one helper shy of matching his career high in that category. Feb 26 - 9:28 PM

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Oscar Klefbom has three goals and six points in his last five games.

Klefbom hasn't been much of an offensive contributor through most of his NHL career, though that career is still young. The 23-year-old has 11 goals and 26 points in 61 contests in 2016-17. Oilers coach Todd McLellan recently stated that Klefbom has 40-point potential and while that likely won't be realized this season, it might happen in 2017-18.
Feb 23 - 6:56 AM

Coach Todd McLellan believes in the offensive potential of Oscar Klefbom.

"I concur that he can be a 40-point player. He has the vision and the shot and the legs to put himself in those offensive situations," said McLellan. "It's just experience for him now. Coming back from his injury, the tendency is to play conservatively, trying to not make mistakes, but now he's doing a better job of that and the offense is coming." He has 10 goals and 14 assists in 58 games this season, with five points coming in the last five outings.
Feb 18 - 10:54 AM

Oscar Klefbom had a goal and two assists in a 5-2 win over Arizona Tuesday night.

Klefbom has nine goals and 23 points in 57 contests this season. He also got his first penalty of the season on Tuesday - two minutes for holding Max Domi.
Feb 15 - 5:00 AM

Oscar Klefbom has no penalty minutes in 51 games this season.

Among players that have participated in at least 20 games, Klefbom is one of just three players with no penalty minutes. The other two are Johnny Gaudreau (42 games) and John Carlson (43 games). "I think it shows his skating ability," said teammate Mark Letestu of Klefbom. "He’s able to skate himself out of a hooking penalty or tripping penalty. That, and being lucky. Of course, he’s talked about it now so he’ll probably get one two shifts into his next game." Maybe he's been jinxed, but it's worth adding that Klefbom has just 10 total PIM in 158 career games.
Jan 31 - 4:24 AM

Oscar Klefbom’s third period goal put the Edmonton Oilers in shooting range, but they could not capitalize and lost 5-3 to the San Jose Sharks Tuesday night.

Klefbom turned his one shot into an opportunity when he scored at the 3:45 mark of the third period. The Oilers defenseman led the team in shots on Saturday with nine in an overtime win against the Devils, but he lacked that productivity Tuesday. Klefbom was not the only Oiler afraid of the paint. No one on the team had more than three shots on goal except for Patrick Maroon who threw off the curve with six. This was Klefbom’s seventh goal of the season, his highest scoring season to date.
Jan 11 - 12:24 AM

Oscar Klefbom scored a goal in Edmonton's 3-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

He snapped his seven-game goalless streak. Patrick Maroon and Jordan Eberle picked up the assists on the Oilers' only goal. Klefbom is up to six goals and seven assists in 39 games this season.
Jan 3 - 10:26 PM

Oscar Klefbom produced his fourth power-play point of the year Friday night in a 3-2 shootout loss to Minnesota.

He also scored a power-play goal against Philadelphia on Thursday. The 23-year-old rearguard has 11 points in 30 games this campaign.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 11:27:00 AM

Oscar Klefbom scored his third goal in three games Monday.

The former first round pick is getting hot as the Oilers are starting to pick up the pace once again after a slump that saw them go 2-7-1 recently. Klefbom was goalless in his previous 27 games going back to last season so the streak has come at a great time for his confidence. "I was almost a little frustrated after 10, 11, 12 games," Klefbom said. "I was hitting some posts and not getting the bounces some games. But I’m really happy with today." He now has seven points this season but as far as fantasy is concerned he has yet to take a minor penalty. If you don't play the stat that is amazing but it doesn't help your squad if you do.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 07:23:00 AM

Oscar Klefbom found the back of the net in Edmonton's 4-2 loss against Los Angeles on Thursday.

It was Klefbom's first goal and fourth point in 18 games this season. He might pick up the pace a touch as the season drags on to end up with over 20 points.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 10:40:00 AM

Oscar Klefbom scored in Edmonton's 5-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.

Klefbom's unassisted goal in the second period cut Winnipeg's lead to 3-1, but that's as close as Edmonton would come to tying the game. The 23-year-old scored four goals and eight assists in 30 games with the Oilers last season.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 10:56:00 PM

Oscar Klefbom is completely over the foot infection that plagued him last season.

Klefbom was limited to 30 games last season and hasn't played since Dec. 11. When he was healthy he had four goals and 12 points.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 10:42:00 AM

Oscar Klefbom (leg) will not be able to return before the end of the season.

Klefbom last played on Dec. 11. He originally was sidelined with a broken finger, but later suffered two infections to his leg and had minor surgery. The silver lining is that he should be fine for the 2016-17 campaign. "From what I’ve been told when Oscar shows up training camp next season, we won’t even be talking about this," said McLellan. "If our team had played well enough to give ourselves a shot at the playoffs, maybe Oscar would have been out there. Right now, it makes no sense to put him on the ice and have it (cured) to the just about line and then have it go back. Let’s let it heal."
Tue, Apr 5, 2016 09:27:00 AM

Oscar Klefbom (leg) is at the point where he's in full gear when he skates.

Klefbom, who hasn't played since Dec. 11, was originally out with a broken finger, but he later suffered two infections and had minor surgery. At this point the Oilers are just hoping that they can get him into some games before the season ends so that he can enter the summer on a positive note.
Tue, Mar 8, 2016 09:17:00 AM

Oscar Klefbom (leg) has been skating lately.

Klefbom's return has been delayed before due to two infections to his leg and a minor surgery. He might finally be able to play in early March though.
Thu, Feb 25, 2016 10:55:00 AM

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All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Connor McDavid
2Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
3Drake Caggiula
4Mark Letestu
LW1Milan Lucic
2Patrick Maroon
3Benoit Pouliot
4Matt Hendricks
5Anton Slepyshev
6Jujhar Khaira
RW1Leon Draisaitl
2Jordan Eberle
3Zack Kassian
4Tyler Pitlick
5Iiro Pakarinen
D1Andrej Sekera
2Oscar Klefbom
3Adam Larsson
4Kris Russell
5Darnell Nurse
6Matthew Benning
7Brandon Davidson
8Eric Gryba
G1Cam Talbot
2Laurent Brossoit