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Oscar Fantenberg

Player Facts
  • Position
    D
  • Height
    6'0" / 184 cm
  • Weight
    209 lbs / 95 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Contract
    18/19

Fantenberg is a defenseman with a good all-around game and two-way ability. Rarely caught out of position defensively, he can also shoot the puck pretty well. Is very good one on one against opponents and plays the body on a regular basis. Is an agile skater, but could improve his speed.
- Erik K. Piri, EP (2015)

Brother: Victor Fantenberg
Father: Leif Fantenberg
Cousins: Joel Fantenberg, Daniel Johansson, Jakob Johansson

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2007-08 IF Troja-Ljungby J18 J18 Elit 15 1 1 2 24 |
IF Troja-Ljungby J20 J20 Elit 19 2 8 10 8 | Qualification 2 0 0 0 2
2008-09 IF Troja-Ljungby J18 J18 Elit 9 5 13 18 20 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0
IF Troja-Ljungby J20 SuperElit 36 10 16 26 30 |
IF Troja-Ljungby Allsvenskan 3 0 0 0 0 0 |
2009-10 HV71 J20 SuperElit 36 7 13 20 28 | Playoffs 2 1 0 1 2
HV71 SHL 3 0 1 1 0 0 |
IK Oskarshamn Allsvenskan 4 1 0 1 0 2 |
Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 3 0 0 0 2 |
2010-11 HV71 J20 SuperElit 25 8 7 15 12 | Playoffs 5 1 3 4 6
HV71 SHL 8 0 0 0 0 -1 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0 0
IF Troja-Ljungby Allsvenskan 8 2 1 3 8 -1 |
2011-12 HV71 J20 SuperElit 9 1 6 7 8 8 |
HV71 SHL 37 3 4 7 6 3 |
IF Troja-Ljungby Allsvenskan 13 1 3 4 2 -10 |
2012-13 HV71 SHL 28 3 11 14 12 8 |
Sweden EHT 3 0 2 2 0 -1 |
Sweden (all) International 3 0 2 2 0 -1 |
2013-14 HV71 “A” SHL 47 2 11 13 14 2 | Playoffs 8 0 2 2 22 2
2014-15 Frölunda HC SHL 50 2 7 9 38 8 | Playoffs 13 0 5 5 0 2
2015-16 Frölunda HC “A” SHL 43 4 13 17 14 7 | Playoffs 16 2 8 10 6 8
Sweden EHT 2 0 0 0 0 0 |
Sweden WC 8 0 1 1 2 3 |
Sweden (all) International 10 0 1 1 2 3 |
2016-17 HK Sochi KHL 44 3 20 23 22 -3 |
Sweden EHT 3 1 1 2 0 0 |
Sweden (all) International 10 2 4 6 0 9 |
2017-18 Los Angeles Kings NHL 27 2 7 9 11 2 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1 2 0
Ontario Reign AHL 25 1 12 13 8 1 | Playoffs 4 1 1 2 2 -3
2018-19 Los Angeles Kings NHL 9 0 0 0 0 -3 |
2018-19 NHL stats powered by NHL.com
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2010-11 HV71 ET 6 1 1 2 0 | Playoffs 3 2 0 2 2
2011-12 HV71 ET 6 0 0 0 0 |
2012-13 HV71 ET 5 1 3 4 2 |
2013-14 HV71 ET 4 0 1 1 0 |
2014-15 Frölunda HC Champions HL 9 1 0 1 33 1 |
2015-16 Frölunda HC Champions HL 10 1 7 8 0 4 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
NHL
Tue 13/11 Los Angeles Kings vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Sat 10/11 Los Angeles Kings vs Calgary Flames
Thu 08/11 Los Angeles Kings vs Minnesota Wild
Tue 06/11 Los Angeles Kings vs Anaheim Ducks
Sat 03/11 Los Angeles Kings vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Sat 20/10 Los Angeles Kings vs Buffalo Sabres
Thu 18/10 Los Angeles Kings vs New York Islanders
Mon 15/10 Los Angeles Kings @ Toronto Maple Leafs
Fri 05/10 Los Angeles Kings vs San Jose Sharks
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 25 1 12 13 0.52 8 1 | 4 1 1 2 0.50 2 -3
Allsvenskan 28 4 4 8 0.29 10 -9 |
Champions HL 19 2 7 9 0.47 33 5 |
EHT 8 1 3 4 0.50 0 -1 |
ET 21 2 5 7 0.33 2 0 | 3 2 0 2 0.67 2 0
International 23 2 7 9 0.39 2 11 |
International-Jr 3 0 0 0 0.00 2 |
J18 Elit 24 6 14 20 0.83 44 | 1 0 0 0 0.00 0
J20 Elit 19 2 8 10 0.53 8 | 2 0 0 0 0.00 2
KHL 44 3 20 23 0.52 22 -3 |
NHL 36 2 7 9 0.25 11 -1 | 4 0 1 1 0.25 2 0
SHL 216 14 47 61 0.28 84 27 | 39 2 15 17 0.44 28 12
SuperElit 106 26 42 68 0.64 78 8 | 7 2 3 5 0.71 8 0
WC 8 0 1 1 0.13 2 3 |
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
05/17/2018
05/17/2018 Extension Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings
05/04/2017
05/04/2017 Confirmed HK Sochi Los Angeles Kings
05/04/2016
05/04/2016 Confirmed Frölunda HC HK Sochi
03/14/2016
03/14/2016 Extension Frölunda HC Frölunda HC
04/03/2014
04/03/2014 Confirmed HV71 Frölunda HC
12/28/2012
12/28/2012 Extension HV71 HV71
02/11/2011
02/11/2011 Extension HV71 HV71
11/11/2010
11/11/2010 Loan HV71 J20 IF Troja-Ljungby
11/26/2009
11/26/2009 Loan HV71 J20 IK Oskarshamn
04/23/2009
04/23/2009 Confirmed IF Troja-Ljungby J20 HV71 J20
Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Frölunda HC

Oscar Fantenberg is one of a surprising bunch of undrafted European defensemen who are breaking into the NHL this season. At 26, he is getting his first taste of North American ice with the L.A. Kings and AHL Ontario Reign.

Fantenberg is from Ljungby, a small town in the south of Sweden. He began his advanced development at home in 2007, in the IF Troja-Ljungby organization. At age 16, he split his first season between their 18U and 20U teams. The next year, he tore it up at both age levels, earning himself a 3-game stint with IF Troja-Ljungby’s men’s team, who played in the Allsvenskan (Sweden’s tier-2 pro league).

At the end of the 2008-09 season, Fantenberg signed with HV71, one of Sweden’s storied hockey franchises. His strong play with their 20U team earned him another 3 games in the pros, this time in the SHL. He also played 4 more games in the Allsvenskan while on loan from HV71 to nearby IK Oskarshamn, during which time he scored his first career pro goal.

HV71 would continue to loan Fantenberg to the Allsvenskan over the following two seasons, but only ever to his hometown team, IF Troja-Ljungby. He only played a total of 21 games on loan across both seasons, and split the brunt of his time between HV71’s pro team and their 20U squad. Then in 2012-13, at the age of 21, he stuck with the big club for a full campaign. A year later he was named one of the team’s alternate captains, already being recognized for his leadership qualities at a young age.

After two straight disappointing finishes with HV71, Fantenberg signed with Frölunda HC in April of 2014, who were on the rise at the time and appeared poised to win a championship. They did so two seasons later in 2015-16, with Fantenberg serving as an alternate captain and playing a crucial role as a reliable rearguard. His play also earned him a spot on Sweden’s World Championship roster that May.

All of this success brought Fantenberg to the next big step of his career: a one-year contract with HK Sochi of the KHL. The team came up just short of a playoff spot, finishing in 9th place in the Western Conference. But Fantenberg transitioned seamlessly to the KHL, and L.A.’s pro scouts clearly took notice of his abilities.

Fantenberg has looked very solid in his time in the NHL this year, and only seems to be building off his climb through the professional ranks. It seems likely that he will continue to grow into a reliable NHL defenseman.

(Peter Oundjian, EP 2018)

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