Geese signal John Klingberg to one-year, $7M contract

One of many prime names left on the free-agent market has come off the board.

In keeping with Kevin Weekes, the Anaheim Geese have signed defenseman John Klingberg to a one-year contract price $7 million.

This signing comes just some days after Frank Seravalli reported that Klingberg had parted methods along with his longtime agent Peter Wallen and switched his illustration to Newport Sports activities Administration. Wallen was Klingberg’s agent when he inked a seven-year, $29.75M contract with the Dallas Stars again in 2015.

Klingberg got here into unrestricted free company for the primary time in his NHL profession this summer time as one of many prime names on the open market. The puck-moving defender scored 47 factors over 74 video games with the Stars final season and racked up 374 factors in 552 video games over eight seasons in Dallas all instructed.

That is the second splash that the Geese have made this summer time, as additionally they inked middle Ryan Strome to a five-year, $25 million earlier in the summertime. Signing Klingberg and Strome at a mixed $12 million yearly will assist the Geese attain the wage cap ground in 2022-23.

For Klingberg, this case is pretty paying homage to what occurred with Taylor Corridor a number of years again. He couldn’t discover the massive, multi-year deal he was searching for and wound up taking a one-year cope with the Buffalo Sabres. He was traded from Buffalo to the Boston Bruins on the 2021 commerce deadline and wound up signing there long run.

Klingberg is popping 30 years previous in August and may have one other crack at discovering a long-term contract as a free agent subsequent summer time.

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