NHL Ducks sign D John Klingberg to one-year contract

The Anaheim Ducks signed free agent defenseman John Klingberg to a one-year contract on Friday.

Financial terms were not disclosed by the team, but multiple media outlets reported it is worth approximately $7 million.

“We are extremely excited to add John to our group,” Ducks general manager Pat Verbeek said. “John is a gifted player who can quarterback a power play and give us needed scoring from the blueline. He also adds veteran leadership and character to our team.”

Klingberg, who turns 30 next month, had 47 points (six goals, 41 assists) in 74 games last season with the Dallas Stars. The offensive-minded defenseman also recorded a career-worst minus-28 rating.

He had 374 points (71 goals, 303 assists) and 213 penalty minutes in 552 games over eight seasons with the Stars.

Dallas drafted Klingberg in the fifth round in 2010, and he made the All-Star Game in 2018.

–Field Level Media

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