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Oscar Fantenberg Signs One-Year Extension with LA Kings

Swedish defenseman inks 1-year deal worth $650K to remain with the Kings through the 2018-19 season

by LA Kings @LAKings /

The LA Kings have signed defenseman Oscar Fantenberg to a one-year contract extension, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today.

Fantenberg's contract carries an AAV of $650,000 at the NHL level.

The 26-year-old Fantenberg (born Oct. 7, 1991) is a 6-0, 210-pound native of Ljunby, Sweden who made his NHL debut last season with the Kings, appearing in 27 games, recording nine points (2-7=9), a plus-2 rating and 11 penalty minutes.

Tweet from @OscarFantenberg: Big dream come true last night playing in my first NHL game!

His first NHL game was on Oct. 5 against the Philadelphia Flyers, and he recorded his first NHL point on Oct. 14 against the Buffalo Sabres (0-1=1).

Fantenberg scored his first NHL goal on Nov. 9 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Video: TBL@LAK: Fantenberg wrists home first NHL goal

Tweet from @OscarFantenberg: Thanks for the gift this morning @LAKings!

He appeared in all four playoff games for the Kings, recording one point (0-1=1) and two penalty minutes.

Video: VGK@LAK, Gm3: Kopitar redirects one past Fleury

During Game 2, he played in a career-high 41:10 TOI, during a double overtime loss to Vegas, the longest game in team-history.

The blueliner appeared in 25 games for Ontario (AHL) during the season as well, posting 13 points (1-12=13), a plus-1 rating and eight penalty minutes.

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