Kyle Klubertanz

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Kyle Klubertanz
Kyle Klubertanz DIF.JPG
Born (1985-09-23) September 23, 1985 (age 31)
Madison, WI, USA
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 181 lb (82 kg; 12 st 13 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
EBEL team
Former teams
EHC Black Wings Linz
Portland Pirates
TPS
Djurgårdens IF
Hamilton Bulldogs
IFK Helsinki
KHL Medveščak Zagreb
Nürnberg Ice Tigers
Krefeld Pinguine
NHL Draft 74th overall, 2004
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Playing career 2008–present

Kyle Klubertanz (born September 23, 1985) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman who currently plays for EHC Black Wings Linz in the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL).

Playing career[edit]

Klubertanz was selected by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the 3rd round (74th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. After graduating from his four-year collegiate career with the University of Wisconsin, Klubertanz made his professional debut on a try-out contract with the Ducks AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates at the end of the 2007–08 season.

Unsigned from the Ducks, Klubertanz signed a one-year contract in the Finnish SM-liiga with TPS. The following season he moved within Europe to the Swedish Elite League to play with Djurgårdens IF, establishing himself with 32 points, he helped Djurgården to a silver medal finish.

On May 27, 2010, with NHL ambitions he signed a one-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens.[1] Klubertanz was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs for the duration of the 2010–11 season.

Without an opportunity given with the Canadiens on June 1, 2011, Klubertanz signed a two-year contract to return to Sweden with Djurgården.[2]

After a single season with KHL Medveščak Zagreb of the Kontinental Hockey League, Klubertanz opted to sign in Germany, in agreeing to two-year deal with the Nürnberg Ice Tigers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) on July 2, 2014.[3] When his contract was up, he joined fellow DEL side Krefeld Pinguine, signing on July 1, 2016.[4] In the following 2016–17 season, Klubertanz struggled to find his offensive game in Krefeld, collecting just 1 goal and 13 points in 47 games as the team languished at the bottom of the table. On February 15, 2017, Klubertanz was released from his contract in Krefeld and signed with neighbouring league the EBEL with EHC Black Wings Linz.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 60 8 26 34 74
2003–04 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 57 6 21 27 124
2004–05 Wisconsin Badgers WCHA 41 3 15 18 64
2005–06 Wisconsin Badgers WCHA 43 4 17 21 44
2006–07 Wisconsin Badgers WCHA 34 1 12 13 46
2007–08 Wisconsin Badgers WCHA 40 4 16 20 52 4 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Portland Pirates AHL 5 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2008–09 TPS SM-l 51 5 7 12 62 8 3 0 3 20
2009–10 Djurgårdens IF SEL 55 12 19 31 32 16 3 2 5 18
2010–11 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 76 10 22 32 46 20 0 10 10 22
2011–12 Djurgårdens IF SEL 55 7 13 20 42
2012–13 HIFK SM-l 41 5 20 25 30 7 1 2 3 8
2013–14 KHL Medveščak Zagreb KHL 18 0 2 2 14 3 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers DEL 52 11 19 30 38 8 1 3 4 2
2015–16 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers DEL 46 4 12 16 40 12 0 2 2 10
2016–17 Krefeld Pinguine DEL 47 1 12 13 58
2016–17 EHC Black Wings Linz EBEL 3 0 0 0 2 5 0 2 2 2
SHL totals 110 19 32 51 74 16 3 2 5 18

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA Rookie Team 2004–05
WCHA All-Tournament Team 2006 [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Le CH enrôle un défenseur américain" [CH enlists an American defender]. rds.ca (in French). 27 May 2010. Retrieved 9 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Klubertanz returning to Djurgården". difhockey.se (in Swedish). Djurgårdens IF. 2011-06-01. Retrieved 2011-06-01. 
  3. ^ "Ice Tigers verpflichten Kyle Klubertanz | Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers Nürnberg". www.icetigers.de. Retrieved 2016-02-14. 
  4. ^ "Kyle Klubertanz: Weltenbummler mit viel Erfahrung wechselt nach Krefeld". Krefeld Pinguine. Retrieved 2016-07-03. 
  5. ^ "WCHA Tourney History". WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 

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