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[ALUMNI BIO] Kevin Klein

BIRTHDATE: December 13, 1984

HOW ACQUIRED: Klein was acquired by the Storm early in the 2003-04 season in exchange for Tyler Haskins and Colin Power in a trade with Toronto.

POST JR. CAREER: Following his junior career, Kevin would continue to play for Milwaukee (AHL), Rockford (UHL), Herlev Eagles (Denmark), Nashville (NHL), New York Rangers (NHL) and Zurich SC (NLA).

STATUS: Zurich SC, Swiss-A

POSITION: Defence

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Played in the 2002-03 CHL Top Prospects Game
  • OHL J.Ross Robertson Cup Champion with the Guelph Storm (2003-04)
  • OHL Third All-Star Team (2003-04)
  • 2x OHL All-Star (2002-03, 2003-04)
  • Holds the Storm record for Goals (10) and Points (21) by a defenceman¬†in the playoffs (Single Season)
  • Kevin was voted the Best Defensive Defenceman in the Western Conference in the 2004 OHL Coaches Poll and 2nd best in the Eastern Conference in the 2003 poll.
  • Silver Medalist with Team Canada at the 2003-04 IIHF World Jr. Championship
  • Guelph Storm Top Defenceman Award (2003-04)
  • Guelph Storm Leadership Award (2003-04)
  • Kevin’s 72 career OHL post-season games is a league record.

Drafted by the Nashville Predators in the 2nd round (37th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft

STATS:

Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 65 4 12 16 22 7 0 0 0 11
2004-05 Rockford IceHogs UHL 3 2 1 3 0
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 Nashville Predators NHL 13 0 2 2 6
2007-08 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 9 0 3 3 2
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 Nashville Predators NHL 47 3 11 14 9
2012-13 Herlev Eagles Denmark 8 1 2 3 29
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
2014-15 New York Rangers NHL 65 9 17 26 25 14 0 4 4 2
2015-16 New York Rangers NHL 69 9 17 26 19 5 0 1 1 7
2016-17 New York Rangers NHL 60 3 11 14 31 1 0 1 1 0
2017-18 Zurich SC NLA 45 10 12 22 60 17 3 9 12 16
2018-19 Zurich SC NLA 47 10 14 24 16
NHL Totals 627 38 116 154 185 73 4 15 19 27

OHL: Toronto/Guelph

NHL: Nashville/New York Rangers

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