• In 2010-11, Klefbom made his debut in the Swedish Elite League at 17 years of age, playing 23 games for the Elitserien champions Frajestad. He was teammates with fellow draft prospect Jonas Brodin (No. 3 ranked European).
• He captained Team Sweden to a silver medal at the 2011 Under-18 World Championships finishing with four points (1-3--4) and a plus-four rating in six games. He generated 24 shots on net to lead all defensemen on the team.
It's a tribute to him, and everything he's done and deserved is coming to fruition tonight with his jersey in the rafters. He's going to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. And I said today, if he's not, take my stuff out. If he doesn't deserve to be in there first ballot, no one does. Except for (Wayne) Gretzky, I guess.
— Hockey Hall of Fame member Brett Hull on former teammate Mike Modano, whose No. 9 was retired by the Dallas Stars on Saturday