Oscar Möller

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This article is about the hockey player Oscar Möller. For the footballer, see Oscar Möller (footballer).
Oscar Möller
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Born (1989-01-22) January 22, 1989 (age 25)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 177 lb (80 kg; 12 st 9 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
SHL team
Former teams
Skellefteå AIK
Los Angeles Kings
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 52nd overall, 2007
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2006–present

Oscar Möller (born January 22, 1989) is a Swedish professional ice hockey right winger who currently plays for Skellefteå AIK of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).

Playing career[edit]

Möller began his junior hockey career in his native Sweden with Spånga IF IK and Djurgårdens IF. He moved to North America for his draft year in 2006–07 to play major junior in the Western Hockey League (WHL) for the Chilliwack Bruins. Producing at a point-per-game pace with 69 points in 68 games, he was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the second round, 52nd overall, of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He returned to the Bruins for one more season and improved to 83 points, earning him a spot on the WHL West First All-Star Team.[1] In the off-season, on April 22, 2008, the Los Angeles Kings signed Möller to a three-year, entry-level contract.[2]

He began playing with the Kings in 2008–09 and scored his first career NHL goal on October 20, 2008 against Peter Budaj in a 4–3 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.[3] Midway through his rookie season, the Kings lent him to Team Sweden for the 2009 World Junior Championships.[4] However, Möller fractured his clavicle during the tournament and was unable to make an immediate return to the Kings' lineup.

On May 19, 2011, after completing his entry-level contract with the Kings and with his NHL rights still retained, Möller signed a two-year contract to return to Sweden with Skellefteå AIK of the Elitserien.[5] Möller scored his first Elitserien goal in the league premier against Färjestads BK on September 15, 2011.[6]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for  Sweden
Ice hockey
World Championships
Bronze 2014 Minsk
World Junior Championships
Silver 2009 Canada
Silver 2008 Czech Republic
IIHF U18 Championships
Bronze 2007 Finland

In his second year of major junior, Möller represented Sweden at the 2008 World Junior Championships in the Czech Republic. He contributed 5 points in 6 games as Team Canada defeated Sweden in the gold medal game 3–2 in overtime. The following year, Möller was lent to Sweden's under-20 team by the Los Angeles Kings to compete in his second World Junior Championships in Ottawa.[4] He was chosen as team captain for Sweden but was kept from a second gold medal game against Team Canada due to a fractured clavicle, suffered against Russia during the tournament.[7] Despite not playing in the final, he earned another silver medal as Sweden was defeated 5–1.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Chilliwack Bruins WHL 68 32 37 69 50 5 0 3 3 6
2007–08 Chilliwack Bruins WHL 63 39 44 83 42 4 2 1 3 4
2007–08 Manchester Monarchs AHL 2 0 1 1 0
2008–09 Los Angeles Kings NHL 40 7 8 15 16
2008–09 Manchester Monarchs AHL 8 2 3 5 6
2009–10 Manchester Monarchs AHL 43 15 18 33 20 16 2 5 7 0
2009–10 Los Angeles Kings NHL 34 4 3 7 4
2010–11 Manchester Monarchs AHL 59 23 27 50 34
2010–11 Los Angeles Kings NHL 13 1 3 4 2 1 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Skellefteå AIK SEL 54 14 17 31 6 19 7 8 15 8
2012–13 Skellefteå AIK SEL 28 18 8 26 2 13 5 5 10 2
2013–14 Skellefteå AIK SHL 48 27 18 45 14 14 5 13 18 2
NHL totals 87 12 14 26 22 1 0 0 0 0

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2007 Sweden WJC18 3rd 6 1 4 5 20
2008 Sweden WJC 2nd 6 3 2 5 0
2009 Sweden WJC 2nd 6 1 3 4 4
2014 Sweden WC 3rd 10 3 6 9 4
Junior totals 18 5 9 14 24
Senior totals 10 3 6 9 4

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
WHL
West First All-Star Team 2008 [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "WHL Western Conference All-Star Team". WHL. Retrieved April 15, 2008. [dead link]
  2. ^ "KINGS SIGN OSCAR MOLLER". National Hockey League. Retrieved April 22, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Smyth's goals lead Avalanche over Kings". USA Today. 2008-10-21. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  4. ^ a b "Oscar goes to ... world jrs.". The Province. 2008-12-18. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  5. ^ "Möller klar för två år" [Möller signed for two years] (in Swedish). Skellefteå AIK. 2011-05-19. Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  6. ^ Lindbäck, Anna (16 September 2011). "Debutanterna glänste mest i Skellefteå". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 23 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "Oscar Moller: fractured clavicle". 2009-01-09. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 

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