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Carl Klingberg
Born January 28, 1991 (1991-01-28) (age 30)
Gothenburg, Sweden
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Winnipeg Jets
St. John's IceCaps (AHL)
Atlanta Thrashers
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 34th overall, 2009
Atlanta Thrashers
Playing career 2008–present

Carl Klingberg (born on January 28, 1991) is a Swedish professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the St. John's IceCaps in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Playing Career[]

Carl was drafted in the second round (34th overall) by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

After having finished the season with Timrå, he joined the Thrashers' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate the Chicago Wolves.

On March 19th, Carl made his AHL debut on March 19 in a 3–4 loss against the Oklahoma City Barons and scored his first goal on March 27th in a 2–3 loss against the Rockford Icehogs.

On April 10th, he was called up by the Thrashers to make his NHL debut in their last game of the season (and the franchise's last game as the Thrashers) against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

In the off-season, the Thrashers were sold and relocated to Winnipeg, Manitoba, where they became the second incarnation of the Winnipeg Jets.

Carl's goal was to start the season with the Jets in the NHL, but on September 30th, he was assigned to the Jets' AHL affiliate the St. John's IceCaps.

He scored a goal in the IceCaps 4–1 win in their premiere game against the Providence Bruins.

He scored the IceCaps first goal on home ice, and another two for a hattrick in the IceCaps 6–2 win against the Hamilton Bulldogs and another two goals in a 4–3 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers a few days later to start the season with six goals in six games.

After having scored nine goals and 16 points in 20 games, Carl was called up to the Jets where he played six games in the NHL before being reassigned back to the IceCaps after the Jets had acquired forward Antti Miettinen off waivers.

Career Statistics[]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Frölunda HC J20 2 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Frölunda HC J20 35 13 13 26 34 2 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Borås HC Swe.1 8 4 2 6 2
2008–09 Frölunda HC SEL 10 2 1 3 0
2009–10 Borås HC Swe.1 4 0 5 5 2
2009–10 Frölunda HC SEL 42 6 7 13 16 7 0 0 0 2
2010–11 Frölunda HC SEL 38 2 1 3 12
2010–11 Timrå IK SEL 11 3 2 5 2
2010–11 Chicago Wolves AHL 8 1 0 1 6
2010–11 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2011–12 St. John's IceCaps AHL 66 15 22 37 39 12 1 1 2 0
2011–12 Winnipeg Jets NHL 6 0 0 0 4
2012–13 St. John's IceCaps AHL 66 11 12 23 40
SEL totals 101 13 11 24 30 7 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 7 0 0 0 4

International Statistics[]

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Sweden WJC U18 6 2 2 4 0
2010 Sweden WJC 5 1 0 1 2
2011 Sweden WJC 6 3 1 4 4
Junior int' totals 67 32 24 56 97

International Play[]

Medal record
Competitor for  Sweden
Men's ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Bronze 2010 Saskatoon

Personal Life[]

Carl is the eldest of three brothers: John (born in 1992), who was drafted 131st overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Dallas Stars and Olle (born in 1997). Both brothers are active hockey players as defenceman).

He started playing hockey at an early age for Lermus BK.

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