Jon Klemm

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Jon Klemm
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Born (1970-01-08) January 8, 1970 (age 44)
Cranbrook, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Quebec Nordiques
Colorado Avalanche
Chicago Blackhawks
Dallas Stars
Los Angeles Kings
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1991–2009

Jonathan Darryl Klemm (born January 8, 1970) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League. He is currently serving as the assistant coach for the Spokane Chiefs, a Western Hockey League team, based from Spokane, Washington.

Playing career[edit]

After winning the Memorial Cup in 1991 as a Spokane Chief, Klemm signed as a free agent with the Quebec Nordiques on May 14, 1991. Klemm spent the next four years predominately with Nords affiliates, the Halifax Citadels and the Cornwall Aces of the AHL before the Nords relocated to become the Colorado Avalanche. Klemm played his first full season in the NHL in the Avalanche's inaugural season in 1995-96, helping the Avs win their first Stanley Cup. Klemm spent the next 5 seasons firmly entrenched in the Avalanche defense corps, helped the Avalanche to their second Stanley Cup victory in the 2000–01 season.

With 10 years served in the Quebec/Colorado franchise and ranking second in all-time games played by Avalanche defensemen, Klemm left as a free agent and signed with the Chicago Blackhawks on July 1, 2001.[1] Klemm was used in a larger role for the Blackhawks and played in a career high 82 games in the 2001–02 season, recording 20 points. In his third season with the rebuilding Blackhawks, Klemm was traded to the Dallas Stars for Stephane Robidas on November 17, 2003.[2]

After the 2004 NHL lockout, Jon helped the Stars return to the playoffs for the 2005–06 season, before losing at the hands of former team, the Avalanche, in the Western Conference Quarterfinals. In the 2006–07 season, Klemm was re-signed by the Stars on a club option on June 28, 2006.[3] Klemm spent the majority of the season as a healthy reserve, however his final assist helped him reach a milestone 100 assists for his career. His assist coincidentally came on Mike Modano's milestone 500th goal in a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on March 13, 2007.[4]

On August 20, 2007, Klemm signed for the Los Angeles Kings as a free agent.[5] However prior to the 2007–08 season, on September 28, 2007, he was assigned to the Kings' AHL affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, where he served as captain.[6][7] In the 2008–09 season he played his final year of professional hockey in the German DEL for the Straubing Tigers.

On April 1, 2009 Klemm officially retired from the professional ranks. On May 26, 2009, Klemm returned to his junior team, the Spokane Chiefs, when he was named assistant coach for the 2009–10 season.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

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Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1987–88 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 68 6 7 13 24
1988–89 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 2 1 1 2 0
1988–89 Spokane Chiefs WHL 66 6 34 40 42
1989–90 Spokane Chiefs WHL 66 3 28 31 100 6 1 1 2 5
1990–91 Spokane Chiefs WHL 72 7 58 65 65 15 3 6 9 8
1991–92 Halifax Citadels AHL 70 6 13 19 40
1991–92 Quebec Nordiques NHL 4 0 1 1 0
1992–93 Halifax Citadels AHL 80 3 20 23 32
1993–94 Cornwall Aces AHL 66 4 26 30 78 13 1 2 3 6
1993–94 Quebec Nordiques NHL 7 0 0 0 4
1994–95 Cornwall Aces AHL 65 6 13 19 84
1994–95 Quebec Nordiques NHL 4 1 0 1 2
1995–96 Colorado Avalanche NHL 56 3 12 15 20 15 2 1 3 0
1996–97 Colorado Avalanche NHL 80 9 15 24 37 17 1 1 2 6
1997–98 Colorado Avalanche NHL 67 6 8 14 30 4 0 0 0 0
1998–99 Colorado Avalanche NHL 39 1 2 3 31 19 0 1 1 10
1999–00 Colorado Avalanche NHL 73 5 7 12 34 17 2 1 3 9
2000–01 Colorado Avalanche NHL 78 4 11 15 54 22 1 2 3 16
2001–02 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 4 16 20 42 5 0 1 1 4
2002–03 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 70 2 14 16 44
2003–04 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 19 0 1 1 20
2003–04 Dallas Stars NHL 58 2 4 6 24
2005–06 Dallas Stars NHL 76 4 7 11 60 5 1 0 1 0
2006–07 Dallas Stars NHL 38 1 2 3 24 1 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Manchester Monarchs AHL 41 0 6 6 38
2007–08 Los Angeles Kings NHL 22 0 0 0 10
2008–09 Straubing Tigers DEL 51 4 12 16 93
NHL totals 773 42 100 142 436 105 7 7 14 47

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coaches change but Hawks stay the same". ESPN. 2001-07-23. Retrieved 2009-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Hawks, Stars swap defensemen". ESPN. 2003-11-17. Retrieved 2009-08-04. 
  3. ^ "Stars pick up option of best shot blocker". ESPN. 2006-06-28. Retrieved 2009-08-04. 
  4. ^ "Modano scores 500th career goal in Stars' win". ESPN. 2007-03-13. Retrieved 2009-08-04. 
  5. ^ "Kings sign two-time cup winner Klemm". Los Angeles Kings. 2007-08-20. Retrieved 2009-08-04. 
  6. ^ "Kings assign Klemm". Los Angeles Kings. 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2009-08-04. 
  7. ^ "Klemm named Monarchs captain". Los Angeles Kings. 2007-11-02. Retrieved 2009-08-04. 
  8. ^ "Klemm named assistant coach". Spokane Chiefs. 2009-05-26. Retrieved 2009-08-04. [dead link]

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