European Skater
HEIGHT: 6' 3"
Weight: 205
Born: 01/28/1991
Mid Term Rank: 7
Nationality: Swedish
Club: Frolunda Jr.
League: SWE-JR.
• Playing for the Frolunda Junior team for the bulk of the season in 2008-09, Klingberg recorded 26 points (13-13-26) in 35 games, while also appearing in 10 Elite League games for Frolunda, recording three points (2-1-3).

• Represented Team Sweden at the 2009 Under-18 World Championships, often playing on a line with fellow top ranked Swedish prospects Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson (No. 2) and Jacob Josefson (No. 3), recording four points (2-2-4) in six games.

• His hockey career started at the age of four at a Lerum hockey school, playing on his first hockey team with the Lerum BK.

• Klingberg patterns his game after Washington’s Alex Ovechkin – “I play with intensity, speed and I can hit and produce”.

• His most memorable hockey moment was travelling to Vancouver with the Under-17 National team and the most memorable hockey moment he has watched was when Sweden defeated Finland 6-5 at the 2004 World Cup after Finland had a 5-1 lead.

• He credits his parents and his grandfather for having the most influence on his career – “they have driven me to the rinks and supported me. They taught me to aim for the top”.


NHL Player: Alex Ovechkin
Shootout Move: “My Secret”
Movie: Miracle
TV Show: Family Guy
Video Game: God of War, NHL, FIFA
Actor: Denzel Washington
Music Group: U2
Pump-up Song: Techno, rock
Pre-game meal: Spaghetti and meat