John Klingberg
John Klingberg Stars 2016.jpg
Born 14 August 1992 (1992-08-14) (age 27),
Gothenburg, Sweden
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team
F. teams
Dallas Stars
Frölunda HC
Skellefteå AIK
Ntl. team Flag of Sweden 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 careerEdit

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]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Frölunda HC J20 2705532 51016
2010–11 Frölunda HC J20 133141729 7110116
2010–11 Borås HC Allsv 71012
2010–11 Frölunda HC SEL 2605510
2011–12 Kiekko-Vantaa Mestis 61450
2011–12 Jokerit SM-l 201238
2011–12 Skellefteå AIK SEL 161346 1604414
2012–13 Skellefteå AIK J20 10000
2012–13 Skellefteå AIK SEL 25112136 131348
2012–13 Texas Stars AHL 10000
2013–14 Frölunda HC SHL 5011172812 70442
2013–14 Texas Stars AHL 30114
2014–15 Texas Stars AHL 1048126
2014–15 Dallas Stars NHL 6511294032
2015–16 Dallas Stars NHL 7610485830 131342
2016–17 Dallas Stars NHL 8013364934
SHL totals 11713375034 361111224
NHL totals 2213411314796 131342
Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Sweden Sweden
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold 2012 Canada


Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Sweden WJC 4th 61120
2012 Sweden WJC Gold medal icon 60334
2015 Sweden WC 5th 72460
Junior totals 121454
Senior totals 72460

Awards and achievementsEdit

Award Year
Le Mat Trophy (Skellefteå AIK) 2013
All-Rookie Team 2015


  1. " - Statistik",, 21 September 2010. (Swedish) Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. 
  2. "Stars sign prospect John Klingberg". 'ESPN (2011-05-16). Retrieved on 2011-05-16.
  3. "Stars beat Coyotes 4-3 to snap a 7-game slide". (2014-11-11). Retrieved on 2014-11-12.
  4. "Arizona Coyotes at Dallas Stars" (2014-10-21).
  5. "John Klingberg". Retrieved 2 March 2016.

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