John Klingberg
John Klingberg
28-Year-Old DefensemanD
Dallas Stars
2019 Fantasy Outlook
A hand injury cost Klingberg six weeks early in the season, but when he was on the ice he was as productive as ever, putting together a scoring pace that would have resulted in 13 goals and 58 points over a full 82 games. The 26-year-old remains a key component in the Dallas offense, but he actually fell just below three minutes of ice time a night with the man advantage, as Miro Heiskanen's emergence gave coach Jim Montgomery another option on the point. Klingberg is still the top offensive threat on the blue line, though, and with the forward ranks getting beefed up with additional star power this offseason, his slick passes could be converted into even more assists this season. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a seven-year, $29.75 million contract extension with the Stars in April 2015.
Helps drive offense in loss
DDallas Stars
September 21, 2020
Klingberg dished out a pair of assists in a 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay in Game 2 on Monday. He also had three blocks, two PIM and one shot.
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Klingberg drew the primary assist on both Dallas goals. His power-play point shot was deflected by Joe Pavelski late in the second period to get the Stars on the board, and he made a perfect backdoor feed to Mattias Janmark for a tap-in early in the third. Klingberg has six helpers during a four-game point streak and has upped his playoff point total to 19 in 22 contests.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    22:10
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:33
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:18
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
24:04
3:39
1:07
2018–19
24:32
2:59
0:45
2019–20
22:10
2:33
0:18
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Running the point for an offense as top-heavy as Dallas' can pay some big dividends, and Klingberg cashed in last year to the tune of career high in assists, points and power-play points. The 25-year-old possesses elite vision and passing skills, which he uses to clear his own end effectively as well as provide golden opportunities for the likes of Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn to light the lamp. Last year's production may just be scratching the surface of what Klingberg's capable of as well, as despite a career-high 204 shots on goal he failed to score double-digit goals for the first time in three years, and his minuscule 3.9 percent shooting is due for some positive regression.
Although Klingberg wasn't able to match his offensive output from 2015-16, in many ways last year was the young blueliner’s best to date in the NHL. Despite skating big minutes for a team that allowed the second most goals in the league, he kept his plus-minus rating in the black, and his defensive play continues to improve as reflected in his career-best 117 blocked shots. Heading into his fourth season, Klingberg will be joined on the Stars’ top pairing by stay-at-home veteran Marc Methot, which should free him up to jump into the rush more often just as Methot’s former partner Erik Karlsson did. Expecting Karlsson-like numbers from Klingberg might be asking too much, but with the team adding offensive talent up front in the offseason as well, Klingberg could threaten the 60-point mark once again.
After busting into the NHL as an offensive juggernaut from the back end in his rookie year, Klingberg’s used his first full season to cement his status as one of the league’s elite blueliners with a 58-point campaign, good for fifth at his position. But even though he’s a power-play force, having racked up 22 points in those situations, Klingberg’s anything but a liability on his own end, as he posted a matching plus-22 rating. Considering the Stars were below average in both defense and goaltending, that accomplishment highlights just how impressive the Swede’s two-way game is – and just how great life can be when you get to feed the puck to superstars Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin. With six years left on the contract extension he signed in April of 2015, he’ll be providing Dallas (and fantasy owners) with great value from the blue line into the next decade.
Precious few rookie defensemen in the last couple decades -- and especially those without much of a draft pedigree -- have exploded onto the scene with a force approaching that of Klingberg's arrival in the NHL last season. After only 13 career games at the AHL level, the Swedish defenseman came up to Dallas and dominated almost from the word go, quickly growing into a clutch performer and an integral weapon on the Stars' power play. That's the role he'll occupy this year, and with a full 82-game slate, he should be able to improve on last seasons's numbers. While it'll be tough for him to maintain that very high 11.2 shooting percentage, Klingberg can reasonably be expected to increase the number of pucks he launches on goal this season, giving him a legitimate shot at double-digit markers again.
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Helpers in three straight contests
DDallas Stars
September 19, 2020
Klingberg recorded an assist in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Lightning in Game 1.
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Clutch pair of assists
DDallas Stars
September 14, 2020
Klingberg notched two power-play assists in Monday's 3-2 overtime win over the Golden Knights in Game 5.
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Produces power-play helper
DDallas Stars
September 12, 2020
Klingberg had a power-play assist and four hits in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Golden Knights in Game 4.
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Pots lone goal in Game 1
DDallas Stars
September 6, 2020
Klingberg scored a goal in Sunday's 1-0 win over the Golden Knights in Game 1.
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Assists on pair of goals
DDallas Stars
September 4, 2020
Klingberg registered two assists with one block and one hit in Friday's 5-4 overtime win over Colorado in Game 7.
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