2008-09: Klas Dahlbeck appeared in five games with the Gislaveds senior team in Division 1 (Sweden's third league) while skating for Vaxjo's U20 and U18 teams most of the season. He scored 1 goal with 1 assist and had 2 PMs in his stint with Gislaveds. In 15 games with Vaxjo U20 he scored 4 goals with 6 assists and had 8 PMs. Dahlbeck played 14 U18 games for Vaxjo and scored 4 goals with 5 assists and 6 PMs.
2009-10: Dahlbeck made his Elitserien debut, seeing limited ice time in six regular season and three playoff games for Linkoping, and was one of the key defenders for the club's U20 squad. He had no points or penalty minutes in his stint with the top club. In 39 games for Linkoping U20, which finished third in the Super Elit South Division, he scored 4 goals with 7 assists and had 8 PMs and scored 1 goal with 1 assist in six playoff games.
2010-11: Dahlbeck played his first season in the SEL with Linkoping, skating in 40 games and scoring 8 assists on the year. He ranked fourth among the team's defensemen with an average of 16:21 of ice time per night.
2011-12: In his second season in the Elitserien, Dahlbeck was one of six players to appear in all 55 games for Linkoping. He scored 2 goals with 2 assists and was plus-three with 20 penalty minutes; averaging 18:28 minutes of ice time. Linkoping failed to reach the playoffs, finishing 10th in the 12-team league.
A reliable defensive-defenseman, Dahlbeck is a smooth skater with excellent hockey sense. Though he does not produce many points, he is dependable with his breakout passes and a steady player in all three zones.
After signing an entry-level contract with Chicago, Dahlbeck could get ice time in the AHL with Rockford or return for another season in the Swedish Elite League with Linkoping. If he does transition to North America this season, he would likely be able to step right into the second or third pairing and penalty-killing unit in Rockford.