Oscar Moller

Sheng Peng

2015-08-28

Moller

Oscar Moller, C

Shoots: R

Height: 5-10

Weight: 186

Born: 1989-01-22

Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden

Drafted: 2007 by Los Angeles, 52nd overall

 

 

Observations:

August 2015- Moller continues to impress overseas. He led Gagarin Cup runner-up Ak Bars in postseason goals, was third on the team in regular season scoring, and was one of Sweden's better players in the 2015 World Championships. Despite his 5-10 frame, he's certainly an NHL-level player, but so far, it's been far more profitable to star overseas than fight for an uncertain NHL role. It appears that the Kings' forward depth would have to bottom out or LA would have to trade his rights for the 26-year-old to try his hand at North America again. Sheng Peng

June 2014- Möller followed up a 45-point performance (27-18-45) in 48 games with Skelleftea AIK in the Swedish Hockey League by posting big numbers in the World Championships last month. Although credited with a goal he said he never touched in the Bronze Medal game, he finished with nine points (3-6-9) in 10 games. He returned to Sweden and it looked as if he would end his career there. It appears he has again caught the attention of the Kings who are impressed with improvements in passing, play away from the puck and decision making with the puck. He is 25 now but with 87 games of NHL experience, if he gets another chance the adjustment time should be quick. Pete Richmire

March 2013 – Moller has found his game again, playing in the SEL. His production is up to the point-per-game range on a deep Skelleftea team. However, his intention is play 2013-14 in Sweden. Probably time to write him off, if you haven't already. – Dobber

June, 2012 – After being rushed from junior, Moller had just 26 points in 87 games over parts of three seasons with the Los Angeles Kings before heading back home.  In an interview done at the start of the season, Moller did state that his intention is to one day return to the NHL.  In his final season in North America, he spent most of his time with Manchester of the AHL where he posted 50 points in 59 games.  He has enough skill to make it full time in the NHL, and his grit will allow him to assume multiple roles in the lineup.  He may give it another shot at some point but only if he is assured some minutes at the NHL level.  That may not happen for a few years though. Eric Daoust

 

Fantasy Outlook: D-

Moller appears to be a bit of tweener, not good enough to secure a top-six NHL role and not ideal for bottom-six work.

 

Footage:

Oscar Moller 2014-15 KHL highlight reel

{youtube}r71Ch_5gevE{/youtube}

Buy the latest Fantasy Prospects Report here.

{source}
<iframe src="http://www.eliteprospects.com/iframe_player_stats_small.php?player=5504" width="100%" height="300" scrolling="yes" frameborder="0" ></iframe>
{/source}