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The Dallas Stars Have A Seven-Year Contract Extension With John Klingberg

Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports the AAV is $4.25M.

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed defenseman John Klingberg to a seven-year contract extension. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Klingberg, 22, appeared in 65 games this season as a rookie for Dallas posting 40 points (11-29=40). He led all NHL rookie defensemen in assists and points, and was second in goals. Amongst all rookies, he finished fourth in assists, seventh in points and seventh in even-strength points (28).

His record-setting season saw him establish new Dallas Stars records for most goals, assists and points in a single season by a rookie defenseman. His eight points (3-5=8) in his first eight NHL games, made him the first defenseman in franchise history to record eight points in his first eight games. Also, his five-game point streak (3-5=8) from Nov. 16 - 25, marked the first time in Dallas Stars history (since 1993-94) that a rookie defenseman earned points in five consecutive games. Additionally, he was named the NHL Rookie of the Month for January, posting 13 points (5-8=13) in 13 games played.

"John is a very special player, possessing a creativity and skill level that few in this League can match," said Nill. "He fits in perfectly with where our core is at age-wise and his impact on our team was felt immediately. We expect him to build off of his rookie season and continue his development towards becoming an elite all-around defenseman."

He began the season with Texas, Dallas' top development affiliate of the American Hockey League, posting 12 points (4-8=12) in 10 games played.

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound native of Gothenburg, Sweden was selected by Dallas in the fifth round (131st overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft.

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alwaysaurie's avatar

That’s a lot of money.

Congratulations to Klingberg.

Posted by alwaysaurie on 04/17/15 at 11:05 AM ET

dreamsofhope's avatar

Lots of money for sure but buying two years of his UFA status was a gamble, but probably a good one. This kid is a player, for sure

Posted by dreamsofhope from Colorado on 04/17/15 at 11:55 AM ET

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