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John Klingberg opens up about why he chose to take a 1-year contract and why he chose the Ducks


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Josh tupper
August 8, 2022  (5:56 PM)
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John Klingberg took the hockey world by surprise when he elected to sign a one-year deal with the Anaheim Ducks. Many believed after he'd fired his agent and joined Newport Sports, that he'd be looking for a major payday. That payday never materialized though.

Klingberg's previous agent had informed him to turn down an 8-year contract with a cap hit of $7,250,000 from the Stars. Instead, his agent advised him they could get the Stars to increase their offer to the range of $8,000,000 per season. That offer never came.
Klingberg ultimately settled on a one-year deal with a $7,000,000 cap hit instead or $51,000,000 less than he was offered.
Now Klingberg has opened up about why he chose the Ducks and how he sees next year going.
Going into free agency, we were looking for a long term, that's not a secret. The market is what it is right now and we had to switch up the tactics a little bit. It's a different market now. That's kind of where we're at, and I understand that. So, it's just going to be up to me to have a good year, to help the team win and help myself to put myself in a good situation moving forward.

With (Trevor) Zegras and Troy Terry, what they did last year, I think that's exciting for the future. If you look at the signings they (made) in free agency as well, with Ryan Strome and Frank Vatrano, I think those are two really good signings. If you look at their D corps with Drysdale I think it's very exciting too. He's young and it looks like he can have a real bright future in the league.

Klingberg will be re-entering the free agent market next season, unless he finds a permanent home with the Ducks. It'll be interesting to see if Klingberg and his agent take a new approach to a potential extension in the future.
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John Klingberg opens up about why he chose to take a 1-year contract and why he chose the Ducks

Will John Klingberg ever make up the money he lost out on?

No, he won't make $51,000,000 again8267.8 %
Yes, he'll have a good year and cash in3932.2 %
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