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Oliver Kylington

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Weight  82 kg
Height  1.83 m

Name  Oliver Kylington
Playing career  2013–present
Positions  Defenseman
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Born  May 19, 1997 (age 18) Stockholm, Sweden (1997-05-19)
NHL team (P) Cur. team Former teams  Calgary Flames Stockton Heat (AHL) Farjestad BK
NHL Draft  60th overall, 2015 Calgary Flames
Similar People  Rasmus Andersson, Robin Kovacs, Adrian Kempe, William Nylander, Michael Nylander

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Oliver Kylington (born 19 May 1997) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman. He 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). Kylington was born in Stockholm, Sweden, and grew up in Sundbyberg in the Stockholm urban area. He was drafted 60th overall by the Calgary Flames in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.


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Early life and playing career

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Kylington is of Eritrean descent. Oliver's 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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Kylington made his Swedish Hockey League debut as a 16-year-old playing with Färjestad BK during the 2013–14 season. On 10 January 2014, having impressed at SHL level, Kylington 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.

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In the midst of his second SHL season in 2014–15, Kylington was loaned by Färjestads to HockeyAllsvenskan team, AIK on 10 November 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 2015, with the intention of more playing time to further his development it was announced that Kylington had agreed to a two-year contract to return to AIK of the Allsvenskan.

Kylington 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 15 July 2015, he signed a three-year entry level contract with the team. On the direction of the Flames organization, Kylington 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 9 April 2016, Kylington made his NHL debut in a game against the Minnesota Wild.


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