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Flames select Oliver Kylington with 60th overall pick

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

SUNRISE, FL -- With the 60th overall selection in the 2015 NHL Draft, the Calgary Flames have selected defenceman Oliver Kylington of Farjestads BK Karlstad (SHL).

Kylington split the 2014-15 season between Farjestad of the Swedish Hockey League, scoring two goals and five points in 18 games, and AIK of Sweden’s second division, where he had four goals and seven points in 17 games. He also suited up for 10 games with Farjestad’s junior team, registering four goals and seven points in 10 appearances.

In 2013-14, Kylington became the youngest player to score a goal in SHL history (16 years, 4 months, 10 days) after netting the game-winner in his Farjestad debut.

Internationally, the Stockholm product has represented Sweden at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. He was unable to participate in the 2015 World Junior Championship due to injury.

OLIVER KYLINGTON - DEFENCE

BORN: Stockholm, Sweden DATE: May 19, 1997

HEIGHT: 6’0’’ WEIGHT: 180 lbs.

SHOOTS: Left

CSS Final Ranking: 6th (European skaters)

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