January 7, 1977 |
Bad Tölz, West Germany
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)|
|EC Bad Tölz
Sportbund DJK Rosenheim
DEG Metro Stars
Klaus Kathan got the Hockey settled in his hometown EC Bad Tolz. There, standing center in the 1994/95 season for the first time in the senior team squad, with whom he henceforth in the first League South play. In the following three years, during which he was on the ice for Bad Tolz, the right-hander completed 103 league games in which he 80 points scorer was able to achieve. During the current season 1996/97, the attacker moved to the capital Berlin in the German Ice Hockey League, where he could henceforth reach the play-offs squads that belonged to the tribe with his new employer. In the play-off semi-finals the team lost with 1:3 games against local rivals Berlin Polar Bears, the then 20-year-old was used in all four games and has scored two goals.
Following Kathan stormed two years for the Star Bulls Rosenheim and moved to a two-year stop at the Kassel Huskies of the Adler Mannheim, however, however he received a few injuries. In the first season for the Eagles, the striker broke his wrist. In the second season meningitis prevented him from operations in the DEL. Correspondingly low yield was also Kathans points in two seasons: the attacker could obtain only 4 total results.
For the 2004/05 season Kathan moved within the League to the DEG Metro Stars, where he was able to repeat earlier successes. In his first season at DEG, the striker scored 20 goals and set up eight hits in 52 games ago, a year later he came up with 28 goals and 20 assists in 52 games. On 26 February 2006 Kathan achieved in the extension of the Cup final against Adler Mannheim the decisive goal to 2:1, which the MetroStars brought the first championship title since 1996. In addition to the victory of the DEB Cup of Bavarian-born could move his team into the play-off final of 2006. After a 4-2 victory in a best-of-seven series against the Hamburg Freezers and a 3-2 victory in a best-of-five -round tie against rivals Rhine duration Kölner Haie his team lost the final with 0:3 games against the polar bear Berlin .
At the end of the season 2007/08, his contract was not renewed at DEG, so he signed a contract at Premier League rivals Hannover Scorpions signed. In the Lower Kathan met his long-time strike partner Vikingstad gates, with whom he worked for four years already active at the Düsseldorf EC in a forward line. In the season 2009/10 Kathan was German champion with the Hannover Scorpions.
For the season 2011/2012 Kathan changes to league rivals EHC Munich. On October 14, 2012, Kathan completed its anniversary game, he reached the fourth player and first Bayer the magic mark of 900 DEL games.