Oliver Kylington
Oliver Kylington.jpg
Born 19 May 1997 (1997-05-19) (age 22)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 181 lb (82 kg; 12 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Calgary Flames
Stockton Heat (AHL)
Färjestad BK
NHL Draft 60th overall, 2015
Calgary Flames
Playing career 2013–present

Oliver Kylington (born May 19, 1997) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman who is is currently playing with the Stockton Heat in the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect for the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League (NHL).

He was drafted 60th overall by the Calgary Flames in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing CareerEdit

Oliver made his Swedish Hockey League debut as a 16-year-old playing with Färjestad BK during the 2013–14 season.

On January 10, 2014, having impressed at SHL level, he was signed to a two-year contract extension to remain with Färjestad BK. His KHL rights were attained by Avangard Omsk who drafted him 107th overall in the 2014 KHL Junior Draft.

In the midst of his second SHL season in 2014–15, Oliver was loaned by Färjestads to HockeyAllsvenskan team, AIK on November 10, 2014.

He produced 4 goals and 7 points (the most in the Allsvenskan by an under-18 player) in 17 games with AIK before returning to Färjestad to finish the season ranked in the top 10 European skaters to be eligible for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

On 13 May 13, 2015, with the intention of more playing time to further his development it was announced that Oliver had agreed to a two-year contract to return to AIK of the Allsvenskan.

Oliver was drafted in the second round, 60th overall, (a pick acquired via the Arizona Coyotes) by the Calgary Flames in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. On July 15, 2015, he signed a three-year entry level contract with the team.

On the direction of the Flames organization, he decided against continuing with AIK and remained in North America to be assigned to AHL affiliate, the Stockton Heat to begin the 2015–16 season.

On April 9, 2016, he made his NHL debut in a game against the Minnesota Wild.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2012–13 Södertälje SK J20 393101312 30110
2013–14 Färjestad BK J20 215162122 23030
2013–14 Färjestad BK SHL 322466 120222
2014–15 Färjestad BK J20 104372 60556
2014–15 Färjestad BK SHL 182354
2014–15 AIK Allsv 174376
2015–16 Stockton Heat AHL 47571214
2015–16 Calgary Flames NHL 10000
2016–17 Stockton Heat AHL 606212722 50110
SHL totals 50 4 7 11 10 12 0 2 2 2
NHL totals 1 0 0 0 0


Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2014 Sweden IH18 4th 5 1 2 3 2
2015 Sweden WJC18 8th 5 0 2 2 4
Junior totals 10 1 4 5 6

Personal LifeEdit

Oliver was born in Stockholm, Sweden and grew up in Sundbyberg in the urban area of Stockholm. He is of Eritrean descent.

His mother fled a civil war in Eritrea when she was a teenager and found refuge in Sweden. His parents met in Stockholm.

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