09 April 2011

Klingberg Gets The Call From Atlanta

Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

The Atlanta Thrashers have recalled left wing Carl Klingberg from the Chicago Wolves.

Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves
The Atlanta Thrashers have recalled left wing Carl Klingberg from the Chicago Wolves.

KLINGBERG has tallied one goal and six penalty minutes in eight games with the Wolves since being assigned to the club on March 18. The 20-year-old forward recorded eight points (5G, 3A) in 49 games with the Swedish Elite League’s Vastra Frolunda and Timra IK prior to joining the Wolves, and added four points (3G, A) in six games to help Sweden to a fourth place finish at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championships.

Atlanta’s second choice, 34th overall, in the 2009 National Hockey League Entry Draft, KLINGBERG set professional career highs with six goals, seven assists and 13 points in 42 games with Vastra Frolunda last season. He also dished out five assists in four Sweden First Division contests with Boras. The Gothenburg, Sweden, native also potted one goal in five games to help his country capture the Bronze medal at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championships.

Overall, KLINGBERG registered 13 goals, 11 assists and 24 points in 101 career Swedish Elite League matchups with Vastra Frolunda and Timra IK, and recorded seven assists and 11 points in 12 career games with Boras, spanning two seasons (2008-10).

The Wolves host the San Antonio Rampage at the Allstate Arena tonight at 7 p.m., and conclude their 17th regular-season at home with a matchup against the Rockford IceHogs tomorrow at 3 p.m.

For more information, or tickets to the games, call 1-800-THE-WOLVES or visit chicagowolves.com.