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John Klingberg
John Klingberg
Defenseman  - DAL
Number: 3
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 180
Shoots: Right
Born: Aug 14, 1992  (Age 23)
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
Drafted: DAL / 2010 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 5th (131st overall) PROSPECT BIO
2014-15 SEASON

Was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team ... Split the season between Dallas and the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League (AHL) … Began the season with Texas, recording 12 points (4-8=12) in 10 games … Finished tied for fourth on Dallas with 40 points (11-29=40) in 65 games in his first season in the NHL, establishing new Dallas Stars records for most goals (11), assists (29) and points (40) in a single season by a rookie defenseman … Led all NHL rookie defenseman in assists and points, ranking fourth and seventh among all NHL rookies, respectively … Finished tied for second among rookie blueliners and 15th among all first-year skaters with 11 goals … Ranked third on the Stars with a +5 plus/minus rating … Was named the NHL’s Rookie of the Month in January … Tallied eight points (3-5=8) in his first eight NHL games, becoming the first defenseman in franchise history to record eight points in his first eight games … Recorded a five-game point streak (3-5=8) from Nov. 16 – 25, marking the first time in Dallas Stars history (since 1993-94) that a rookie defenseman earned points in five consecutive games … Made his NHL debut on Nov. 11 at Arizona … Recorded an assist (0-1=1) for his first career NHL point and added five blocked shots on Nov. 16 at Chicago … Registered two assists (0-2=2) for the first multi-point game of his NHL career on Nov. 18 vs. Carolina … Scored his first career NHL goal (1-0=1) on Nov. 20 vs. Arizona … Scored two goals (2-0=2), including his first career game-winning goal, on Jan. 13 vs. Ottawa … Posted a career-high four points (2-2=4) on Jan. 29 at Winnipeg, becoming the first rookie defenseman in franchise history to record four points in a game … Represented Sweden at the 2015 IIHF World Championship in the Czech Republic.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER: Represented Sweden at the 2015 IIHF World Championship in the Czech Republic … Paced Team Sweden and shared 10th amongst all tournament skaters with a +9 rating, while finishing second amongst team defensemen with six points (2-4=6) in seven games ... Was part of the gold medal-winning Swedish team at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship, registering three assists (0-3=3) in six games ... Also skated for Team Sweden at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship, posting two points (1-1=2) and a +2 rating in six tilts.


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