3 Potential Free-Agent Destinations for John Klingberg

Defenseman John Klingberg had a crazy season in 2022-23. After waiting out free agency, Klingberg signed a one-year deal with the Anaheim Ducks and knew a trade was coming eventually. A move to the Minnesota Wild later, things didn't work out and the Wild were bounced in the first round. Klingberg hits free agency once again this summer and you can bet he's going to accept a multi-year contract instead. Here's where the right-handed d-man may end up:

Detroit Red Wings

The Red Wings have had interest in Klingberg in the past and could see him as a solid second-pair blueliner behind Moritz Seider. The Wings have the money to easily fit Klingberg in long term and there's expected to be mutual interest from the player here. Klingberg could provide some secondary offense in Detroit and another veteran voice in the dressing room. This match makes a ton of sense from both sides.

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres will be looking for some more offense from their defense next season and Klingberg could be a nice addition in northern New York. Buffalo has close to $20 million in cap space to work with this summer and look for the team to contact Klingberg about his contract demands. The team is close to contending and will be in play for several big-name free agents.

Ottawa Senators

The Senators will be in the market for help on their right side of their blue line this summer. Klingberg's offensive game could do wonders in Ottawa and give them another weapon to increase the effectiveness of the power play. The Sens have the resources to sign Klingberg and are expected to make multiple moves this summer to increase their chances at getting back into contention. An up and coming team that will be on the radar of several free agents this July. 

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