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Likely a long term project, Kjellberg possesses an NHL sized body but will have to develop his toolbelt before graduating within the Ranger’s system.


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June 2023 – Kjellberg is, as of this writing, listed without a team for 2023-24, after competing at the collegiate level for three seasons over the course of the past four years. He did not appear in any games during the 2020-21 season due to COVID. In 2019-20 and in 2021-22, the big Swede, 6-3 and 201 pounds, played for RPI of the NCAA, and during the 2022-23 season, for Northern Michigan University. In 2021-22, he posted 27 points in 43 games for RPI, and last season, 14 points in 32 games played for Northern Michigan. His signing rights with New York expire on August 15, 2024.  Brendan Ferry


July 2022 – Kjellberg will suit up for the NCAA’s Northern Michigan Wildcats in 2022-2023, after playing the past two seasons with RPI.  Kjellberg appeared in 75 games with RPI over the course of two seasons, posting a total of 13 goals and 25 assists during that span.  The 22-year-old Kjellberg, son of former NHLer Patric, a Rangers scout, aims to earn a pro contract with New York before his signing rights expire next summer.  Brendan Ferry


April 2020 – The 20-year-old Kjellberg made his D1 collegiate debut this year with RPI of the ECAC. After a transition year with Dubuque of the USHL, Kjellberg stepped up his game while playing with the Engineers, working his way into a top-two defensive pairing role by mid-season. His 11 points through 32 games don’t quite garner significant fantasy attention, but it certainly shines a different light on his file from previous years. He remains a long-shot to become an impactful NHL player, but with another three years of NCAA development, plenty can change. Brayden Olafson


March 2019 – 2018 sixth-round draft-pick and current Dubuque Fighting Saint defenseman has made a commitment to Rensselaer Polytechnic of the ECAC for the 2019-20 season. In his draft+1 campaign with the Fighting Saints, Kjellberg’s offensive game struggled – especially in relation to how he fared in the SuperElit. By committing to RPI, a notoriously weak Division I program, Kjellberg is strongly leading on that his education is equally, if not more important than his focus on hockey. While it’s certainly a testament to his maturity, it doesn’t bode well for his fantasy relevance. Brayden Olafson


June 2018 – The Ranger’s returned to the well yet again in the sixth round to select their final defenseman of the 2018 NHL Entry draft. Kjellberg played the majority of his draft season playing in Sweden’s U20 SuperElit league. His USHL rights are owned bu the Dubuque Fighting Saints which could provide a secondary development path for the left-hander to develop his skills on North American ice. Kjellberg was the tallest defender on his struggling Rogele squad despite being one of the youngest on the team. His offence is questionable, but his frame fits the mold of an NHL defender. Brayden Olafson

Fantasy Upside 2.5
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country SWE
Position D
Roster Type NCAA
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 17, 2000
Height 6‘3”
Weight 201 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 6; Overall: 163


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Falu IF J18 2J18 Div.11 0 00 0|        
 2014-2015 DalarnaTV-Pucken6 0 11 2|        
  Hedemora SK U16U16 Region28 5 1520 22|        
  Hedemora SK U16U16 SM2 0 00 0|        
  Hedemora SK J18J18 Div.14 1 23 2|        
 2015-2016 Rögle BK U16U16 Region1 0 00 0|        
  DalarnaTV-Pucken6 0 22 2|        
  Rögle BK U16U16 SM3 0 00 0|        
  Rögle BK J18J18 Region16 2 68 2|        
  Rögle BK J18J18 Nationell16 0 33 4|        
  Sweden U16 (all)International-Jr6 0 00 4|        
 2016-2017 Rögle BK J18J18 Region17 4 812 6|        
  Rögle BK J18J18 Nationell12 0 55 6|Playoffs3 0 11
  Rögle BK J20J20 Nationell21 1 67 0|Playoffs3 0 00
  Sweden U17 (all)International-Jr4 0 00 0|        
 2017-2018 Rögle BK J18J18 Region3 0 00 2|        
  Rögle BK J18J18 Nationell2 0 00 0|Playoffs5 0 33
  Rögle BK J20J20 Nationell43 4 59 24|Playoffs3 2 13
 2018-2019 Dubuque Fighting SaintsUSHL58 2 35 10|Playoffs6 0 00
 2019-2020 RPI (Rensselaer Polytech. Inst.)NCAA32 5 611 30|        
  Sweden U20 (all)International-Jr3 0 00 4|        
 2020-2021 RPI (Rensselaer Polytech. Inst.)NCAA0 0 00 0|        
 2021-2022 RPI (Rensselaer Polytech. Inst.)NCAA43 8 1927 16|        
 2022-2023 Northern Michigan Univ.NCAA32 4 1014 24|