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During the Oilers' playoff game, Oscar Klefbom recorded a greeting for the fans


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Sam Jones
May 30, 2024  (8:28)
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During the Oilers' playoff game, Oscar Klefbom recorded a greeting for the fans
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In a thrilling moment during the second period of game 4 at Rogers Place, the Edmonton Oilers fans received a stirring boost from an unexpected source.

Former Oiler and crowd favorite, Oscar Klefbom, appeared on the jumbotron with a rousing message for the spectators, sparking a frenzy in the stands.
The excitement unfolded as the game between the Oilers and the Dallas Stars was locked at a tense 2-2. The sight of Klefbom, whose career with the Oilers spanned from his draft year in 2011 until his early retirement in 2020, visibly electrified the crowd. His call to rally behind the team seemed to inject a new vigor into the atmosphere, reminiscent of his days on the ice when he was a pivotal figure for the team.
Drafted 19th overall by the Oilers, Klefbom's NHL journey was marked by his rapid ascent to become a fan favorite, highlighted by his dedicated play and significant contributions on the ice. Over his career, he played 378 games, scoring 34 goals and 122 assists, accumulating a total of 156 points. He was not only known for his offensive skills but also for his substantial average ice time of 22:49 per game, a testament to his role as a key player for Edmonton.
Sadly, his promising career was truncated by a major shoulder injury, leading to his decision to step away from professional hockey to focus on his health and a pain-free life.
Fueled by Klefbom's appearance and words, the Oilers showed renewed determination, pushing ahead to a 4-2 lead. Their performance in game 4 not only demonstrated their resilience but also their intent to even the series, setting the stage for a dramatic continuation of their playoff journey.
Oscar Klefbom's legacy continues to resonate with the Oilers and their fans, proving that his impact extends far beyond his active years on the roster. His timely message at Rogers Place is a reminder of the enduring bond between the team and its beloved players, past and present.
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