LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have agreed to terms on a three-year entry-level contract with forward Oscar Moller, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. Moller was the club’s second-round selection (52nd overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Per club policy, terms of the agreement were not announced.
Oscar Moller: Living a Dream
Moller, 19, recently finished his second season with the Western Hockey League’s Chilliwack Bruins, recording 82 points (39-43=82) and 42 penalty minutes in 63 regular season games and three points (1-2=3) and four penalty minutes in four playoff games. His 39 goals were seventh in the WHL, while his 82 points were tied for 10th in the league. He was tied for fourth in the league with 16 power-play goals and tied for fifth with 28 power-play assists. Moller was named a WHL First-Team All-Star, the only European player recognized by the WHL in either All-Star selections or award nominations.
The 5-11, 179-pound native of Stockholm, Sweden also this season played in two playoff games with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, where he had one assist. He was a member of Team Sweden at the 2008 World Junior Championship and he recorded five points (3-2=5) and was a plus-3 in six games, helping Team Sweden to the silver medal.
In 2006-07, Moller netted 69 points for Chilliwack (32-37=69) in 68 games. His 32 goals led Chilliwack and were tied for third among WHL rookies, while his 69 points was fifth among league freshman. In addition, he was named co-winner of the Bruins Rookie of the Year award.
Moller also captained Team Sweden to a bronze medal at the Under-18 World Championship last summer.