Oscar Klefbom is starting to feel comfortable in his new surroundings.

The Edmonton Oilers defenceman suited up in his eighth NHL game Tuesday with the San Jose Sharks in town.

In each progressive game, the former first round pick is looking better.

“Yeah, absolutely I feel more comfortable,” Klefbom said, prior to the contest. “Obviously, it’s a pretty big adjustment from the American Hockey League, so the first five games or so, I tried to play a good defensive game and tried not to make any mistakes.

“But the last two games, I feel like I have more time than I first thought I did and I can make some plays with the puck as well. I am feeling more comfortable.”

Selected 19th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Klefbom is expected to be a big part of the Oilers future.