January 28, 1991 |
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
St. John's IceCaps (AHL)
|NHL Draft||34th overall, 2009
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.
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. He made his AHL debut on March 19 in a 3–4 loss against the Oklahoma City Barons, and scored his first goal on March 27 in a 2–3 loss against the Rockford Icehogs. 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.
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, but on September 30 he was assigned to the Jets' AHL affiliate the St. John's IceCaps. Klingberg scored a goal in the IceCaps 4–1 win in their premier game against the Providence Bruins. 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, 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. After having scored nine goals and 16 points in 20 games Klingberg was called up to the Jets, 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.
Regular season and playoffs
|2011–12||St. John's IceCaps||AHL||66||15||22||37||39||12||1||1||2||0|
|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|
|Competitor for Sweden|
|Men's ice hockey|
|World Junior Championships|
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