January 22, 1989 |
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||177 lb (80 kg; 12 st 9 lb)|
Los Angeles Kings
|NHL Draft||52nd overall, 2007
Los Angeles Kings
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. In the off-season, on April 22, 2008, the Los Angeles Kings signed Möller to a three-year, entry-level contract.
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. Midway through his rookie season, the Kings lent him to Team Sweden for the 2009 World Junior Championships. 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. Möller scored his first Elitserien goal in the league premier against Färjestads BK on September 15, 2011.
|Competitor for Sweden|
|World Junior Championships|
|Silver||2008 Czech Republic|
|IIHF U18 Championships|
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. 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. Despite not playing in the final, he earned another silver medal as Sweden was defeated 5–1.
Regular season and playoffs
|2008–09||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||40||7||8||15||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||34||4||3||7||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||13||1||3||4||2||1||0||0||0||0|
Awards and honours
|West First All-Star Team||2008|||
- "WHL Western Conference All-Star Team". WHL. Retrieved April 15, 2008.[dead link]
- "KINGS SIGN OSCAR MOLLER". National Hockey League. Retrieved April 22, 2008.
- "Smyth's goals lead Avalanche over Kings". USA Today. 2008-10-21. Retrieved 2009-01-12.
- "Oscar goes to ... world jrs.". The Province. 2008-12-18. Retrieved 2009-01-12.
- "Möller klar för två år" [Möller signed for two years] (in Swedish). Skellefteå AIK. 2011-05-19. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
- Lindbäck, Anna (16 September 2011). "Debutanterna glänste mest i Skellefteå". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 23 September 2011.
- "Oscar Moller: fractured clavicle". 2009-01-09. Retrieved 2009-01-12.