January 1, 1989 |
Watrous, SK, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)|
Hartford Wolf Pack
Sam Klassen (born January 1, 1989) is a former Canadian-German professional ice hockey defenceman who last played with the Hamburg Freezers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). He retired after the 2015-16 season. Klassen holds dual citizenship in Canada and Germany.
On July 27, 2009, the New York Rangers signed Klassen as a free agent to a three-year entry-level contract. Throughout the duration of his contract with the Rangers, Klassen was assigned to American Hockey League affiliate, the Connecticut Whale. Swinging between the Whale and ECHL’s Greenville Road Warriors, Klassen played 114 AHL games and 131 ECHL contests between 2010 and 2013. In December 2013, he joined the Hartford Wolf Pack on a Professional Tryout (PTO) deal and moved on to fellow AHL team Portland Pirates in March 2014.
On July 17, 2014, Klassen agreed to his first contract abroad, signing a two-year contract with German club, the Hamburg Freezers of the DEL. He retired from professional ice hockey at the end of the 2015-16 season.
Awards and honours
|SJHL Champion with the Humboldt Broncos||2006–07|||
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- "Rangers agree to terms with blueliner Klassen". New York Rangers. 2009-07-27. Retrieved 2009-07-27.
- Pack, Hartford Wolf. "Hartford Wolf Pack :: Wolf Pack Sign Sam Klassen to PTO". www.hartfordwolfpack.com. Retrieved 2016-02-15.
- "Pirates recall Justin Weller from Gwinnett; Sign Sam Klassen to PTO • Portland Pirates". Portland Pirates. Retrieved 2016-02-15.
- "Freezer agree to terms with Canadian Klassen" (in German). Hamburg Freezers. 2014-07-17. Retrieved 2014-07-17.
- "Offizielle Homepage der Hamburg Freezers". www.hamburg-freezers.de. Retrieved 2016-03-17.
- "SJHL Champions". eliteprospects.com. 2012-03-04. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
- Sam Klassen's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Sam Klassen's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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