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John Klingberg
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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
Leads Stars defensemen with 39 points (11-28=39) and ranks second with 28 assists this season * Registered nine points (3-6=9) in his first 12 career NHL games * Made his NHL debut on 11/11 at ARI, posting a +1 rating, three hits and one blocked shot in 18:32 TOI * 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 * Notched two assists on 11/18 vs. CAR for his first career multi-point game * Scored two goals for his first career multi-goal game on 1/13 vs. OTT * Notched two points (1-1=2), including the game-winning goal, on 1/29 at OTT * Recorded a career-high four points (2-2=4) on 1/31 at WPG, becoming the first rookie defenseman in Stars franchise history to record four points in a game * Scored his first career OT winner on 3/28 at VAN * Was named the NHL's Rookie of the Month in January
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I definitely think going back down helped me, I had a lot of confidence down there, I played a lot of minutes and I think that helped me a lot. With the 37 games up here, that gave me experience as well. I know what it takes to play in the NHL and now it's time for me to show that I'm capable of being a full-time NHL player.

— Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl on finishing the 2014-15 season in juniors after playing 37 games with Edmonton to begin the season