Carl Klingberg

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Carl Klingberg
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Born (1991-01-28) January 28, 1991 (age 23)
Gothenburg, Sweden
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Winnipeg Jets
St. John's IceCaps (AHL)
Atlanta Thrashers
NHL Draft 34th overall, 2009
Atlanta Thrashers
Playing career 2008–present

Carl Klingberg (born January 28, 1991) is a Swedish professional ice hockey forward. He is currently playing for the St. John's IceCaps in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Early life[edit]

Klingberg was born on January 28, 1991, in Gothenburg, Sweden, and started playing ice hockey at an early age for Lerums BK. He has two younger brothers, both of whom are active hockey players as defencemen; John born 1992 who was drafted 131st overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Dallas Stars, and Olle, born 1997, who is playing with Frölunda J18.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Klingberg was drafted in the second round, 34th overall, by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. After having finished the season with Timrå, Klingberg joined the Thrashers' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate the Chicago Wolves.[2] He made his AHL debut on March 19 in a 3–4 loss against the Oklahoma City Barons,[3] and scored his first goal on March 27 in a 2–3 loss against the Rockford Icehogs.[4] Klingberg was called up by the Thrashers to make his NHL debut in their last game of the season—and the franchise's last game as the Thrashers—on April 10 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.[5]

In the off-season the Thrashers were sold and relocated to Winnipeg, Manitoba, where they became the second incarnation of the Winnipeg Jets. Klingberg's goal was to start the season with the Jets in the NHL,[6] but on September 30 he was assigned to the Jets' AHL affiliate the St. John's IceCaps.[7] Klingberg scored a goal in the IceCaps 4–1 win in their premier game against the Providence Bruins.[8] He scored the IceCaps first goal on home ice, and another two for a hattrick in the IceCaps 6–2 win against the Hamilton Bulldogs,[9] and another two goals in a 4–3 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers a few days later to start the season with six goals in six games.[10] After having scored nine goals and 16 points in 20 games Klingberg was called up to the Jets,[11] where he played six games in the NHL before being reassigned back to the IceCaps, after the Jets had acquired forward Antti Miettinen off waivers.[12]

Klingberg scored his first NHL goal on April 11, 2014 against Karri Ramo of the Calgary Flames.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Frölunda HC J20 2 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Frölunda HC J20 35 13 13 26 34 2 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Borås HC Swe.1 8 4 2 6 2
2008–09 Frölunda HC SEL 10 2 1 3 0
2009–10 Borås HC Swe.1 4 0 5 5 2
2009–10 Frölunda HC SEL 42 6 7 13 16 7 0 0 0 2
2010–11 Frölunda HC SEL 38 2 1 3 12
2010–11 Timrå IK SEL 11 3 2 5 2
2010–11 Chicago Wolves AHL 8 1 0 1 6
2010–11 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2011–12 St. John's IceCaps AHL 66 15 22 37 39 12 1 1 2 0
2011–12 Winnipeg Jets NHL 6 0 0 0 4
2012–13 St. John's IceCaps AHL 66 11 12 23 40
2013–14 St. John's IceCaps AHL 65 22 21 43 42 21 3 5 8 14
2013–14 Winnipeg Jets NHL 3 1 0 1 0
SHL totals 101 13 11 24 30 7 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 10 1 0 1 4
Medal record
Competitor for  Sweden
Men's ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Bronze 2010 Saskatoon

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Sweden WJC U18 5th 6 2 2 4 0
2010 Sweden WJC Bronze medal icon.svg 5 1 0 1 2
2011 Sweden WJC 4th 6 3 1 4 4
Junior totals 17 6 3 9 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=93232
  2. ^ Bodin, Uffe (2011-03-07). "Säsongen fortsätter för Klingberg". HockeySverige (in Swedish). Retrieved 2011-10-24. 
  3. ^ Bodin, Uffe (2011-03-20). "Klingberg AHL-debuterade som förlorare". HockeySverige (in Swedish). Retrieved 2011-10-24. 
  4. ^ Bodin, Uffe (2011-03-28). "Klingberg spräckte nollan". HockeySverige (in Swedish). Retrieved 2011-10-24. 
  5. ^ Bodin, Uffe (2011-08-24). "Rensade luften med Frölunda". HockeySverige (in Swedish). Retrieved 2011-10-24. 
  6. ^ Winther, Ola (2011-09-06). "Klingberg trivs i sin nya hemstad". HockeySverige (in Swedish). Retrieved 2011-10-24. 
  7. ^ Campbell, Tim (2011-10-01). "Club makes 4 tough cuts; Noel shows Trotz who's boss". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 2011-10-24. 
  8. ^ Pettersson, Robert (2011-10-08). "Klingberg öppnade med mål". HockeySverige (in Swedish). Retrieved 2011-10-24. 
  9. ^ Bodin, Uffe (2011-10-16). "Hattrick av Calle Klingberg". HockeySverige (in Swedish). Retrieved 2011-10-24. 
  10. ^ Pettersson, Robert (2011-10-23). "Klingberg fortsatt målhet". HockeySverige (in Swedish). Retrieved 2011-10-24. 
  11. ^ "The Jets call up forward Carl Klingberg". Global News. 2011-11-30. Retrieved 2011-12-17. 
  12. ^ Tait, Ed (2011-12-16). "Miettinen looks forward to 'normal life' in Winnipeg". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 2011-12-17. 
  13. ^ http://www.thescore.com/nhl/articles/2998086-carl-klingberg-scored-his-first-nhl-goal-in-friday-s-win-over-the-flames

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