John Klingberg

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John Klingberg
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Klingberg in 2011
Born (1992-08-14) 14 August 1992 (age 24)
Gothenburg, Sweden
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Dallas Stars
Frölunda HC
Jokerit
Skellefteå AIK
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 131st overall, 2010
Dallas Stars
Playing career 2010–present

John Andersson Klingberg (born 14 August 1992) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted 131st overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Stars. He is the younger brother of Carl Klingberg.

Playing career[edit]

Klingberg started his career at an early age in Lerums BK; he was then signed as a youth to join the Frölunda HC program. He made his Elitserien debut for Frölunda HC on 21 September 2010, against AIK IF.[1]

On 16 May 2011, the Dallas Stars announced that they had signed Klingberg to a three-year entry level contract.[2] He was then loaned to the Finnish SM-liiga to play with Jokerit in the 2011–12 season before returning to Sweden midway through the campaign to Skellefteå AIK.

In the 2013–14 season, Klingberg opted to play on loan with Frölunda HC, and produced a career high 11 goals and 28 points in 50 games. After post-season elimination, Klingberg was assigned to the Stars' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Texas Stars, and played in three regular season games.

In his first full North American season in 2014–15, Klingberg remained with Texas to begin the year. After being recalled by the Stars, he made his NHL debut in a 4–3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on 11 November 2014.[3] Klingberg scored his first NHL goal on 20 November 2014, against Mike Smith of the Arizona Coyotes.[4] Klingberg finished first in points among all rookie defenceman in 2014–15 and was named to the NHL all-rookie team.[5]

Awards and achivements[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Frölunda HC J20 27 0 5 5 32 5 1 0 1 6
2010–11 Frölunda HC J20 13 3 14 17 29 7 1 10 11 6
2010–11 Borås HC Allsv 7 1 0 1 2
2010–11 Frölunda HC SEL 26 0 5 5 10
2011–12 Kiekko-Vantaa Mestis 6 1 4 5 0
2011–12 Jokerit SM-l 20 1 2 3 8
2011–12 Skellefteå AIK SEL 16 1 3 4 6 16 0 4 4 14
2012–13 Skellefteå AIK J20 1 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Skellefteå AIK SEL 25 1 12 13 6 13 1 3 4 8
2012–13 Texas Stars AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Frölunda HC SHL 50 11 17 28 12 7 0 4 4 2
2013–14 Texas Stars AHL 3 0 1 1 4
2014–15 Texas Stars AHL 10 4 8 12 6
2014–15 Dallas Stars NHL 65 11 29 40 32
2015–16 Dallas Stars NHL 76 10 48 58 30 13 1 3 4 2
SHL totals 117 13 37 50 34 36 1 11 12 24
NHL totals 141 21 77 98 62 13 1 3 4 2
Medal record
Representing  Sweden
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2012 Canada

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Sweden WJC 4th 6 1 1 2 0
2012 Sweden WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 0 3 3 4
2015 Sweden WC 5th 7 2 4 6 0
Junior totals 12 1 4 5 4
Senior totals 7 2 4 6 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hockeyligan.se - Statistik". Hockeyligan.se (in Swedish). 21 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Stars sign prospect John Klingberg". 'ESPN. 2011-05-16. Retrieved 2011-05-16. 
  3. ^ "Stars beat Coyotes 4-3 to snap a 7-game slide". newstimes.com. 2014-11-11. Retrieved 2014-11-12. 
  4. ^ "Arizona Coyotes at Dallas Stars". 2014-10-21. 
  5. ^ "John Klingberg". stars.nhl.com. Retrieved 2 March 2016.

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