|Born||January 28, 1991 |
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
St. John's IceCaps (AHL)
|NHL Draft||34th overall, 2009|
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[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
|2011–12||St. John's IceCaps||AHL||66||15||22||37||39||12||1||1||2||0|
|2012–13||St. John's IceCaps||AHL||66||11||12||23||40||—||—||—||—||—|
International Statistics[edit | edit source]
|Junior int' totals||67||32||24||56||97|
International Play[edit | edit source]
|Competitor for Sweden|
|Men's ice hockey|
|World Junior Championships|
Personal Life[edit | edit source]
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.