Klingberg will play in the 2018 IIHF World Championships for Team Sweden. Klingberg fired 204 shots on goal and converted just eight times (3.9 percent), but he made up for it with another great season of setting up his teammates, as he notched 59 assists. The 25-year-old didn't miss a game, and he was also a top-tier option with the man advantage as well, posting 23 points on the power play.
Klingberg posted a goal, an assist and a plus-3 rating in a 4-1 victory over the Wild on Saturday. It was his first multi-point game with a goal since Jan. 6. Goals have been hard to come by for Klingberg this season, but he still has a career-high 64 points because of 56 helpers. Klingberg has accomplished that and a career-best 196 shots on net despite a career-low eight goals. Sure, owners would rather him score more, but it's hard to argue with the other production, and next season, Klingberg should return to scoring double-digit goals after his shooting percentage balances out.
Klingberg posted two assists, two shots, and a plus-2 rating during Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Capitals. Klingberg continues to pace NHL defensemen not named John Carlson with seven goals and 61 points in 74 games. Marching towards a likely Norris Trophy nomination at season's end, the 25-year-old Swede is one of the more gifted offensive defensemen in the league and should be one of the first blueliners off the board in 2018-19 fantasy drafts.
Klingberg logged an assist and finished with a minus-1 rating in Sunday's loss to Winnipeg. With the assist, Klingberg took his season total for points to 59, which bests the mark of 58 he set during the 2015-16 campaign. The smooth-skating blueliner began the season on a torrid pace, scoring 48 points through the first 49 games, but his game has tumbled since. In the 24 contests since, Klingberg has a single goal to go along with 11 points. While this level of production is still respectable for a defenseman, Klingberg shouldn't be considered a top fantasy option at the moment.
Klingberg has become the first defenseman to record 50 points this season, the Dallas Morning News reports. Klingberg assisted on Mattias Janmark's power-play goal in the second period of Dallas' 6-1 victory over the Wild on Saturday to earn his 50th point. The young blueliner now has seven assists in his last six games, leading all defenseman in points in 2017-18 (Brent Burns is second with 42). With 28 games left, it's all but guaranteed that the Swedish defender will obliterate his career-high mark of 58 points.
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