Oilers sign defenseman Oscar Klefbom to seven-year extension

Saturday September 19th, 2015

The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenseman Oscar Klefbom to a seven-year extension, the team announced Sunday. 

TSN reports the contract will pay the 22-year-old Klefbom an average of more than $4 million annually as the Oilers commit to their former first-round pick long term.

Klefbom, a native of Karlstad, Sweden, was selected by the Oilers with the 19th pick of the 2011 draft. He recorded two goals and 18 assists in 60 games last season.

Klefbom competed internationally for Sweden at the senior level at the World Championships in May, with a goal and three assists in eight games.

MUIR: Training camp storylines to watch

Jeremy Woo

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.