Kevin Klein

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Kevin Klein
Kevin Klein.jpg
Born (1984-12-13) December 13, 1984 (age 29)
Kitchener, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
New York Rangers
Nashville Predators
NHL Draft 37th overall, 2003
Nashville Predators
Playing career 2004–present

Kevin Klein (born December 13, 1984) is a professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Klein was drafted by the Predators in the 2nd round, 37th overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He played 4 years of junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League; three with the Toronto St. Michael's Majors, and one with the Guelph Storm. Following junior hockey, he played the majority of the next three seasons with the Milwaukee Admirals.

During the 2006–07 season on January 26, 2007, Klein scored his first NHL goal with the Predators against the Chicago Blackhawks.

On July 16, 2008, Klein signed a two-year, $1.3 million contract with the Predators.[1] He played a total 63 games with the Predators in the 2008–09 season.

In the following 2009-10 season, Klein played his first full season with the Predators, recording 2 goals, 16 assists, for 18 points in 81 games.

In September 2012, The Nashville Predators signed Klein to a five-year, $14.5 million contract. Klein responded by scoring 3 goals and handing out 11 assists for 14 points in 47 games during the 12-13 campaign.

On January 22, 2014, Klein was traded by the Predators to the New York Rangers for defenseman Michael Del Zotto.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 Kitchener Minor Hockey OHF 54 12 29 41 40
2000–01 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 58 3 16 19 21 18 0 5 5 17
2001–02 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 68 5 22 27 35 15 2 7 9 12
2002–03 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 67 11 33 44 88 17 1 9 10 8
2003–04 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 5 0 1 1 2
2003–04 Guelph Storm OHL 46 6 23 29 40 22 10 11 21 12
2004–05 Rockford Icehogs UHL 3 2 1 3 0
2004–05 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 65 4 12 16 22 7 0 0 0 11
2005–06 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 76 10 32 42 31 21 3 7 10 31
2005–06 Nashville Predators NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 70 5 15 20 67 4 1 0 1 0
2006–07 Nashville Predators NHL 3 1 0 1 0
2007–08 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 9 0 3 3 2
2007–08 Nashville Predators NHL 13 0 2 2 6
2008–09 Nashville Predators NHL 63 4 8 12 19
2009–10 Nashville Predators NHL 81 1 10 11 27 6 0 2 2 4
2010–11 Nashville Predators NHL 81 2 16 18 24 12 1 2 3 6
2011–12 Nashville Predators NHL 66 4 17 21 4 10 2 2 4 2
2012–13 Herlev DEN 8 1 2 3 29
2012–13 Nashville Predators NHL 47 3 11 14 9
2013–14 Nashville Predators NHL 47 1 2 3 21
2013–14 New York Rangers NHL 30 1 5 6 0 25 1 3 4 6
NHL totals 433 17 71 88 110 53 4 9 13 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Predators re-sign Klein to 2-year deal". nhl.com. 2008-07-16. Retrieved 2008-10-27. 
  2. ^ "Michael Del Zotto traded to Predators, Kevin Klein to Rangers". CBS Sports. 2014-01-22. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 

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