(Video) First NHL Goal: Klingberg nets beauty in win over Coyotes

By Ken McKenna
John Klingberg - Dallas Stars

Photo: Dallas Stars rookie defenseman John Klingberg, shown holding the puck from his first NHL goal, played for Frolunda in the SHL in 2013-14 before moving to North America for a 3-game stint with the AHL’s Texas Stars (courtesy of Glenn James/NHLI via Getty Images)


Dallas Stars rookie defenseman John Klingberg started a three-goal, third period outburst for his club by netting his first NHL goal in a 3-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes.

Klingberg’s goal came off of a face-off in the Coyotes end, with Ales Hemsky pushing the puck back to Klingberg, who then stepped around Coyotes’ forward Mikkel Boedker and fired a shot that beat goaltender Mike Smith glove side to tie the game at one.

The 22-year-old Klingberg, who was named the first star in the Stars’ win, is in his first full season in North America after coming over from Sweden upon the completion of his 2013-14 season. He began the 2014-15 season with the Texas Stars, notching 12 points (4G, 8A) in 10 games for the Stars’ AHL farm team before receiving his call-up to Dallas on November 9th.

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