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LD Oscar Klefbom (2011, 19th overall, Edmonton)

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10-19-2010, 10:02 PM
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LD Oscar Klefbom (2011, 19th overall, Edmonton)

I just wonder if someone here have a few info on him? I think he had 6 assists (if my notes are alright) on the Ivan Hlinka tournament, which would make him the tournament leader for this category. I know he took advantage of the non-eligibility of Larsson to be the quarterback of the Swedish Power Play, but he still the passing leader of the tournament!

I'm just curious to know if he's as good as his stats shown. And if it possible, a comparison with a NHL (it can be a farmer NHL player too).

Thanks in advance!

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10-20-2010, 04:14 PM
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Havn't really heard of him till now but rated 16th on the ISS October rankings, would love to hear more about him too.

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10-21-2010, 03:26 AM
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Haven't seen him play live, so I won't venture a guess on a comparison to a player. I'll say that I really like Central Scouting's Players To Watch for 2011 list when it comes to Swedish players, and they list Klefbom as a B player (while having six players in Sweden as A players). By their definitions, those rankings mean the following:

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A Rating -- A 'must see' player who is predicted to be a potential First or Second Round Draft selection in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft
B Rating -- A player to note if you are in the area, a potential selection in the Third to Fifth Round Draft Selection in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft
So I think ISS has him ranked a bit too high based on what he's accomplished so far, and the reason for their ranking is his great showing in the Ivan Hlinka tournament.

Oscar seems like a solid player though, and he seems to be doing alright playing against men in Division 1 (i.e. Tier III) with Skåre BK.

http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=16804

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10-21-2010, 09:26 PM
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Haven't seen him play live, so I won't venture a guess on a comparison to a player. I'll say that I really like Central Scouting's Players To Watch for 2011 list when it comes to Swedish players, and they list Klefbom as a B player (while having six players in Sweden as A players). By their definitions, those rankings mean the following:



So I think ISS has him ranked a bit too high based on what he's accomplished so far, and the reason for their ranking is his great showing in the Ivan Hlinka tournament.

Oscar seems like a solid player though, and he seems to be doing alright playing against men in Division 1 (i.e. Tier III) with Skåre BK.

http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=16804
Thank you for the infos! I'm not a big fan of the Central Scouting, but it's more for their QMJHL rankings, so I'll believe you for the Swedish rankings.

Btw, is that me or this draft will be one of the best in the history for the Sweden? It makes a while I haven't seen that much good prospects from there!

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10-22-2010, 01:51 AM
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Btw, is that me or this draft will be one of the best in the history for the Sweden? It makes a while I haven't seen that much good prospects from there!
One of the better but it will not top the 2009 draft. Probable outcome,
4-5 Swedes gets taken in the first round, 2-3 gets taken in the second round.

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Havn't really heard of him till now but rated 16th on the ISS October rankings, would love to hear more about him too.
Based on what I saw at Hlinka Cup, I think Brodin and Bengtsson are better prospects than Klefbom.

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Bump.

Does anyone have an info on him? Where he's expected to be taken, his strenghts/weaknesses?

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Bump.

Does anyone have an info on him? Where he's expected to be taken, his strenghts/weaknesses?
I forsee Klefbom rising dramatically on draft day, right up into the top 15.

Best D-men IMO:
1. Larsson
2. Hamilton
3. Murphy
4. Siemens
5. Klefbom - 6'4" 200 lbs; PPG blueliner in U18 games, captain of the SWE WJC U18 team; chosen best player on the team by his coach after that tourny.



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05-04-2011, 09:18 AM
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I hope the Avs have a shot at Siemens at 11, but if he's gone, I wouldn't be shocked if they take Klefbom there. Seems like one of those guys that is MUCH higher on some teams lists than others. The Avs could do that, especially if they have a FW picked at #2.

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Klefbom is a very smart and for his size very smooth defenseman both in terms of skating and puck handling. Not as much so as his teammate Jonas Brodin, obviously, but he's got the bigger body to make up for it, perhaps making his potential even higher. He's not as safe a pick as Brodin is, and will most likely be picked after Brodin is gone. Mid-first for Brodin and late first for Klefbom is my guess.

Have we said this about a Swede in a while? Anyhow, doesn't take full advantage of his size, and probably won't give you anything really significant in terms of power play value for an NHL club.

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I really liked him at the U-18, very good physical tools and as pointed out, he skates well and has the hockey IQ.

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A 2nd round pick for him is almost an automatic steal.

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From what I saw at the U-18s, Brodin is further along and currently better than Klefbom. I'd be a wee bit surprised to see Klefbom go before Brodin, and I don't expect Brodin to be off the board until after pick 15, likely in the 20ies.

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From what I saw at the U-18s, Brodin is further along and currently better than Klefbom. I'd be a wee bit surprised to see Klefbom go before Brodin, and I don't expect Brodin to be off the board until after pick 15, likely in the 20ies.
But the two are different styles, so if teams are in need or looking more at big, physical defenders, I wouldn't be shocked at all to see them snag Klefbom over Brodin.

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Klefbom is a very smart and for his size very smooth defenseman both in terms of skating and puck handling. Not as much so as his teammate Jonas Brodin, obviously, but he's got the bigger body to make up for it, perhaps making his potential even higher. He's not as safe a pick as Brodin is, and will most likely be picked after Brodin is gone. Mid-first for Brodin and late first for Klefbom is my guess.

Have we said this about a Swede in a while? Anyhow, doesn't take full advantage of his size, and probably won't give you anything really significant in terms of power play value for an NHL club.
The only reason why Brodin is farther along then Klefbom is because Klefbom as been use less. He's one of the best team in sweeden. Also you are correct that Klfbom is more of a DD compare to Brodin wich he's a Two way Defencement. But I see more of a upside from Klefbom. I would say that Brodin will be a late 1st and Klefbom will be a mid 2nd. Hopefully Detroit could pull a trick out of there bag and draft them in the 2nd round.

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He has been producing a lot of points for the national team, ppg this season. That should indicate that he is not a purely defensive d-man. In the few games I watched with him playing for Färjestad, he seemed to have offensive instincts. You don't think he could have a offensive upside as a NHL-er?

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Everything I've heard about Klefbom is he's an offensive defenseman with a nice upside. Now I'm hearing he's a big stay-at-home guy. I'm confused.

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I think he could be something close to Edler in the best case scenario.

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I think he could be something close to Edler in the best case scenario.

Hopefully Detroit select him in the 2nd round.

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He has been producing a lot of points for the national team, ppg this season. That should indicate that he is not a purely defensive d-man. In the few games I watched with him playing for Färjestad, he seemed to have offensive instincts. You don't think he could have a offensive upside as a NHL-er?
I believe it was 8 pts in 12 games

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(ISS Rankings)
Name#Aug#Sep#Oct#Nov#Dec#Jan#Feb#Mar#Apr#May
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins6222221111
Adam Larsson2333312222
Sean Couturier1111144433
Gabriel Landeskog11664433344
Douglas Hamilton-1010111189755
Mika Zibanejad30-----271496
Jonathan Huberdeau-----1913987
Ryan Murphy8945665568
Ryan Strome---12957679
Oscar Klefbom-1316-----2610
Sven Bärtschi----262426211211
Duncan Siemens1011118878101112
Joel Armia171915671112131013
Nathan Beaulieu27------231314
Rocco Grimaldi--3030232516182515
JT Miller---------16
Mark Scheifele--------2917
Connor Murphy-2627------18
Jonas Brodin--------3019
Mark McNeill---27151620151420
Jamie Oleksiak------25191521
Niclas Jensen22----1010111622
Alexander Khokhlachev-211318141514161823
Brandon Saad77795911121924
Victor Rask3557101424282025
David Musil44914131315172126
Ty Rattie19--25302021222327
Matthew Puempel128810121828302728
Zack Phillips--------2829
Brett Ritchie-25-------30
Tyler Biggs2830--28126817-
Daniel Catenacci232324-2929172022-
Dmitrij Jaskin--29191617192424-
Myles Bell--231517231825--
Colin Jacobs---2627282226--
Scott Mayfield---2221222327--
Joachim Nermark292426----29--
Nick Shore13-----29---
Tomas Jurco14141417222630---
Vladislav Namestnikov92021201921----
Matthew Nieto182222212027----
Rickard Rakell-----30----
Robbie Russo25-251318-----
Maxim Shalunov-16182424-----
Shane McColgan1517192325-----
Seth Ambroz5121216------
Patrick Koudys-292828------
Adam Clendening21151729------
Boone Jenner161820-------
Scott Harrington-27--------
Alan Quine-28--------
Michael St. Croix20---------
Garrett Meurs24---------
Anton Zlobin26---------
Nice to see ISS validating my sentiment that OK is a top fifteen prospect.

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Canucks will select him.

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Canucks will select him.
I don't think he'll last until the 30th pick ... another 'Matthias Ohlund' nevertheless, who has been a monster on the blueline during these playoffs for Tampa, along with fellow Swede, Victor Hedman.

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Canucks will select him.
I see the nucks, wings and possibly T Bay being in the Klefbom, Brodin sweepstakes.

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I see the nucks, wings and possibly T Bay being in the Klefbom, Brodin sweepstakes.
From what I saw at the U18 WC, I'd be surprised to see a team take Klefbom before Brodin.

Both do have some nice possibilities!

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