Defenseman Oliver Kylington returns to the Stockton Heat after playing 7 games for Team Sweden during the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championships. Kylington had 4 points, all assists, tied sixth among all defenseman in the tournament.
Following Tuesday's game in San Jose, Flames TV caught up with Heat defenseman Oliver Kylington to talk about his development and his excitement heading into the World Juniors.
Oliver Kylington may be missing some games for the Heat at the end of 2016 but the tremendous honor of playing in the prestigious World Junior Championships to represent Team Sweden is a dream come true for the 19-year-old pro.
Heat defenseman Oliver Kylington has been named to Sweden's World Junior Championship roster. His selection to the roster could mean the defenseman will go represent his country in co-hosted in Montreal and Toronto starting December 26.
Kristen Odland of the Calgary Sun discusses prospect Oliver Kylington's development as a defenseman here in North America after just one season fine-tuning his game in the AHL.
The Flames drafted a pair of Swedish defenseman seven spots apart in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft that they hope will develop into the backbone of the future blueline, however that future could be here sooner than you think with the talents of Rasmus Andersson and Oliver Kylington.
The youngest player to play for the Heat and youngest player to make his NHL debut for the Calgary Flames as an AHL call-up talks about his first pro season in North America, what he learned about living by himself in a new country, and the prospects of talking Swedish with fellow Flames second rounder, Rasmus Andersson in 2016-17.