Hockey Insider Links John Klingberg to the Seattle Kraken

The Anaheim Ducks are going to be one of the busiest selling teams ahead of the March 3 trade deadline. This includes their pending free agents, along with players with term as general manager Pat Verbeek continues to rebuild his entire roster from the ground up. One player you can 100% expect to see trade - defenseman John Klingberg.

Klingberg signed a one-year deal with the Ducks for $7 million late in the offseason and it turned some heads around the league. It was obviously from the jump, Klingberg was a prime trade candidate in 2022-23. 

As far as trade destinations go, hockey inside Pierre LeBrun recently linked Klingberg to the up and coming Seattle Kraken, and had this to say:

The sizzling Kraken have won eight straight and have a real shot at the playoffs in Year 2 of their existence. They’ve also got draft capital to spend if they want to add before the deadline — three second-round picks in this year’s draft, for example. I know Klingberg has struggled this season, but I think he’s worth a flyer, given his body of work. I like the idea of the Kraken adding Klingberg’s offensive skills and puck-moving ability to the back end. My sense is the Ducks want a first-round pick for Klingberg, but I don’t think based on his play they’ll be able to get it — although I’ve been wrong before. Like I said, the Kraken have three second-round picks

Klingberg has recorded 13 points in 36 games for the Ducks and has seen his numbers dip from the previous seasons he was having as a member of the Dallas Stars. Klingberg's career high was 67 points back in 2017-18.

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