Oscar Moller will play for Skellefte of the Swedish Elitserien next season. The news was first reported by hockey.expressen.se.
The 22-year-old forward excelled at the AHL level (23 goals, 50 points with Manchester) in 2010-11, but couldn’t consistently crack the Kings’ lineup for the third straight season. Moller had a goal and four points in 13 regular-season games and did not score during 10 minutes, 37 seconds of ice time in Game 2 of the first-round series against San Jose.
A second-round 2007 draft pick (52nd overall), the diminutive forward had 12 goals and 26 points in 87 games with the Kings. After this, the final season on Moller’s entry-level contract, Kings coach Terry Murray told reporters that there was nothing more Moller could have done to get more playing time –a sure sign of a dead end if there ever were one.
Moller was set to become a restricted free agent July 1 and the Kings will retain his NHL rights.