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John Klingberg  #3

Dallas Stars  Defenseman
NUMBER: 3 BIRTHDATE: August 14, 1992  (AGE 22)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Gothenburg, Sweden
WEIGHT: 180 DRAFTED: DAL / 2010 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 5th   (131st overall)    Prospect Bio
Registered nine points (3-6=9) in his first 12 career NHL games * Points in six of his last eight games (3-6=9), saw his five-game point streak snapped on 11/28 vs. MIN * Made his NHL debut on 11/11 at ARI, posting a +1 rating, three hits and one blocked shot in 18:32 TOI * Recorded a team-high 25:29 TOI and registered one shot on 11/15 vs. MIN * Earned his first NHL point with an assist and recorded a game-high five blocked shots in 25:28 TOI on 11/16 at CHI * Scored his first career NHL goal and added three hits on 11/20 vs. ARI * Notched two assists on 11/18 vs. CAR for his first career multi-point game * Was recalled from Texas (AHL) on 11/10 * At time of recall, ranked second among AHL defensemen and AHL rookies with 12 points (4-8=12) in 10 games
Quote of the Day

I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday