It looks like in 2012, a Finnish player making over 70,000 euro pays 29.75% in national income tax plus another 16.25% - 21.75% in municipal tax. So a player is probably losing about 50% of their income.
Since the AHL and NHL affiliate are in Texas, he'd only lose 28% to 33% (Wikipedia) depending on how creative they get with gross income (most people in his tax break only pay around 20%) as well as how many if any NHL games he gets in (up too a max of 35% if he plays several NHL games).
It doesn't really matter, but I was just curious if a guy jumping from Finland to the AHL was taking a major cut in pay.
Klingberg almost seems like an agitating defenseman.
Hopefully he'll unite with Nemeth down the road here in Dallas. I even think they could make a great pair eventually.
Getting him out of Finland is looking like the right move. I don't think he was wrong to give it a try in the first place as Frolunda is notorious for not giving young players much responsibility, but it just didn't work out.
Absolutely. I see Klingberg as a long-term project, which is quite rational, giving the fact that defensemen need some time to mature. Even if it didn't work out, I'm sure it was a great experience for him, being away from his native country for the first time, by himself. Learn to cope with setbacks. There's lots of potential. He made tons of defensive errors, but still Jokerit wanted to keep him for another year. It was his decision to go back. So there's still a lot of hope that Klingberg can form a great defense with Nemeth & Oleksiak in Dallas one day. Jokipakka's high-end potential isn't as great as with the other three prospects, but you also need those kinds of players in a team.
I'm pretty sure that article covered everything. However the condensed version is two of their top players (including the captain/leading scorer) were dismissed from the team after being charged with sexual assault. A third top player on the team left the school in December to join the QMJHL.