The Edmonton Oilers announced today the club has signed defenceman Oscar Klefbom to a seven-year contract extension.
Klefbom, 22, recorded 20 points (2G, 18A) and four penalty minutes in 60 games last season with Edmonton. He ranked second among Oilers defencemen in points (20) and time on ice (21:59), setting career highs in both categories. He also ranked third among Oilers defencemen in blocked shots (102).
The 6’3”, 215-pound blueliner also spent part of the 2014-15 season with the American Hockey League’s Oklahoma City Barons, posting eight points (1G, 7A) and four penalty minutes in nine games.
Klefbom has spent his entire NHL career with the Oilers since being selected by Edmonton in the 1st round (19th overall) in the 2011 NHL Draft. He has accumulated 23 points (3G, 20A) and four penalty minutes in 77 career NHL games.
The Karlstad, Sweden native has also represented his country several times internationally, most recently at the 2015 World Hockey Championship. He also captured a gold medal with Sweden at the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championship that was hosted in Edmonton and Calgary.
Edmonton Oilers hockey is presented by Molson Canadian, Rogers, Ford, Scotiabank and the Rexall Family of Pharmacies.