John Klingberg's error cost him tens of millions

Talk about a costly mistake!



The season for veteran Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman John Klingberg is over, as it was announced earlier in the week that he'll be undergoing hip surgery and will be unavailable for the remainder of the 2023-24 schedule. 

Klingberg, who agreed to a one-year contract with the Leafs over the summer after having taken a one-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks the previous offseason, recently fired his agent after it was revealed that he was advised to turn down a massive contract offer from the Dallas Stars. 

Klingberg reportedly had an offer on the table from the Stars that would have paid him a reported average of $7 million a year over eight years, but it was rejected. 

Yikes. Talk about a blunder from Klingberg, who is now facing an uncertain future in the National Hockey League after the announcement of undergoing season-ending surgery. He clearly made a bet on himself by signing a one-year "prove it" style deal with the Ducks last year that resulted in a trade to the Minnesota Wild at the Trade Deadline, and only a one-year contract offer in the summer. 

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