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Carl Klingberg

Born:January 28, 1991Draft: 2009 Thrashers, 34th Overall
Hometown:Gothenburg, SwedenPosition:Right Wing
Known For:World Championship Gold MedalShoots:Right
National Team:SwedenCurrent Team:EV Zug

Carl Klingberg (January 28, 1991) is a Swedish ice hockey player currently under contract for the EV Zug of the Swiss National League (NL). Klingberg formerly played for the Frölunda HC program in Sweden, at the SHL, J18, and J20 levels. He was drafted by the now-defunct Atlanta Thrashers in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, however he appeared in just one game with the team while in Atlanta before their sale and relocation, becoming the Winnipeg Jets. Klingberg spent three more seasons with the organization, playing 12 games total, before moving back to Europe. He played one season in the KHL with the Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod before heading over to Switzerland. Klingberg has played for EV Zug from 2016 to 2022.

At the international level, Klingberg has represented his country on six occasions, playing in the World Junior Championship Under-18 (2009), World Junior Championship (2010, 2011), and World Championship (2017, 2021). He also represented Sweden at the 2018 Olympics, when the team finished 5th. Klingberg will attend his second Olympic Games in Beijing.

Carl Klingberg St. John's IceCaps
Carl Klingberg, St. John’s IceCaps (TheAHL, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

Carl Klingberg Statistics

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Achievements

  • J18 SM Silver Medal (2006-2007)
  • TV-Pucken Gold Medal (2006-2007)
  • Katrinelundsgymnasiet Athlete of the Year (2008-2009)
  • U20 WJC Bronze Medal (2009-2010)
  • World Championship Gold Medal (2016-2017)
  • Swiss Cup Winner (Zug) (2018-2019)
  • NL Champion (Zug) (2020-2021)

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