COLOGNE, Germany -- John Klingberg is hoping for a golden finish to head into his summer on a high note.
Klingberg, who had 13 goals, a career high, and 49 points in 80 games with the Dallas Stars this season, is chasing a first-place finish with Sweden at the 2017 IIHF World Championship in Cologne, Germany through May 21.
It's an experience he jumped at the chance to have.
"I knew we had a chance to get a real good team together," said the 24-year-old blueliner. "I know a lot of guys from before and I had a chance to play against them pretty late into the season. We were kind of talking when we were playing against each other…(Victor) Hedman and (Oliver) Ekman-Larsson and the Carolina guys (Eddie Lack, Elias Lindholm, Victor Rask) asked if I was going.
"'I think I'm going, are you going?' 'Yeah.'