In the event that an 18 year old or 19 year old Player signs an SPC with a Club but does not play at least ten (10) NHL Games in the first season under that SPC, the term of his SPC and his number of years in the Entry Level System shall be extended for a period of one (1) year, except that this automatic extension will not apply to a Player who is 19 according to Section 9.2 by virtue of turning 20 between September 16 and December 31 in the year in which he first signs an SPC.
The same is true for the ELC Nemeth signed as a 19 year old. He won't turn 20 until February of next year. Klingberg won't turn 20 until August of next year. They'll both slide.
John Klingberg was just traded to Skelleftea AIK, so he will be playing in the Swedish Elite League from now. Skelleftea produced some good d-men prospects lately, such as Adam Larsson, Tim Erixon & David Rundblad, Petter Granberg. I think Klingberg has found a good environment.
Wow. Good for him I guess. But it was kinda foreseeable.
Jokerit GM Kekäläinen said Klingberg did not live up to his expectations in Finland. But they wanted to keep him one more year after this season. It was Klingberg's wish to move back to Sweden.
The Euro scouts just said how important it would be for him to spend time with Dallas at training camp to learn how to be a pro. Since he's going to miss the start of the SEL season, I wonder if they'll just bring him over to hang around the team and complete the last part of his rehab.