Klingberg hopes to re-sign with Stars
"At the end of the day, I always want to stay here," Klingberg said, according to NHL.com's Taylor Baird. "This is the only team I've been talking to, obviously. With (Stars general manager Jim Nill), and on our side, we've been trying to find different ways to get it done. Year length, money-wise, just trying to get something we're both happy with."
Klingberg just wrapped up the final season of a seven-year deal he inked with Dallas in 2015. He was the subject of trade rumors throughout the past season, but nothing came to fruition. The 29-year old said in January that he didn't feel "appreciated" by the team.
The blue-liner collected six goals and 41 assists in 74 games this season while ranking third on the team with 22:13 minutes of ice time per game.
Nill indicated that he would love for Klingberg to remain a Star.
"John has an opportunity to be a free agent, and I don't blame him," Nill said. "He's got to look after his family. He'll see what the market is, and we'll see what the market is and get a feel for that and see if it's a fit for both parties. It all depends on term and money. He knows where we're at, I know where he's at."
Klingberg has spent all eight seasons of his career with the Stars since being drafted in the fifth round in 2010. He's amassed 71 goals and 303 assists in 552 career games.
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