NHL Draft: Oscar Klefbom Picked By Edmonton Oilers At No. 19

With the 19th pick in the 2011 NHL Draft, the Edmonton Oilers selected Oscar Klefbom, a defenseman from Farjestads of the Swedish Elite League. Klefbom is a bit of a raw talent, and he's ranked 6th in the draft among European skaters by Central Scouting. He's a big guy, and rare in this draft in the fact that he doesn't need to add much bulk to his 6'3" frame, and also in the fact that he plays with a bit of an edge in his game.

The European players with that attribute tend to already call North America home, unlike Klefbom, who's still in Sweden. He's a great skater for his size and he has a pretty nice shot as well, although he leaves a bit to be desired as a power play quarterback.

For full coverage of the 2011 NHL Draft, stick with our 2011 NHL Draft StoryStream and our 2011 NHL Draft hub.  You can also find team-by-team coverage around our network of 34 hockey sites, where you can find player profiles, news and rumors. Be sure to check out our network-wide 2011 NHL Mock Draft as well.

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