Oilers Sign Klefbom

What is considered by many as the Edmonton Oilers best defensive prospect, Oscar Klefbom has signed his three-year entry level contract with the Oilers as per Bob Stauffer on Oilers Now.

As we said with the Tambellini contract extension and the Craig MacTavish contract, this is the start of a very busy couple weeks for the Oilers. Klefbom will be seen as a small but significant piece in the domino of moves that will shape up the Oilers summer.

This signing really only means that the Oilers have solidified their confidence in the young blue liner who has by all accounts been one of the best young d-man prospects from the 2011 draft. That said, Oiler fans will not see Klefbom in Oilers silks unless they make it to an Oilers summer development camp. Klefbom will remain in Sweden next season and likely really make cracking the Oilers line up in 2013 a goal.

Some have described Klefbom as the "next big thing" in Swedish hockey. This is great news for the Oilers who will have to work hard to put together a competitive defensive core. Klefbom could be a key piece to that core in the next two to three years.


Which camp is he coming to and when is the oilers two camps?

June 12, 2012 at 12:05 PM comment-delete

I don't know if an actual date for this year's camp has been set, but last year we were visiting the draft selections and junior players At Millenuim Place in Sherwood Park in the second week of July. I would assume that this year, we'll be looking at something similar.

Word is Klefbom will be attending the summer camp in July. Obviously this could change, but that's the word. Also, expect the Oilers first two or three draft choices in this years draft to be in attendance. Some of that depends on what league the player gets drafted from, however the first overall selection will be there for sure.

June 12, 2012 at 12:14 PM comment-delete

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