Stars Select: John Klingberg (5th round, 131st overall)

John Klingberg
Team: Västra Frölunda HC 
Born: August 14, 1992
Hometown: Lerum, Sweden
Height: 6 foot
Weight: 157 pounds
Position: defenseman
Shoots: right

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Why the Stars drafted him:

Another Swedish defenseman who is more of an offensive minded player than defensive but does play solid in his own end.  He does need to bulk up more but that will most likely come with time.  Overall mobility and puck movement is his strong points.  More than likely he caught the attention of Stars officials as they monitored Phillp Larsen's progres over in the SEL.  John is the brother of Atlanta Thrashers forward prospect Carl.

 

A second opinion:

Kari Takko, Stars head Europe scout:

He started to come on in the second half last season. His attributes are a lot like Philip Larsen.

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