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Kevin Klein

31-Year-Old Defenseman – New York Rangers

2015-16 NHL Stats

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2015-16 NHL Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Klein shocked the hockey world with an offensive breakout in 2014-15, setting career highs with nine goals (more than he'd scored in any other two seasons of his career combined) and 26 points to go with a sparkling plus-24 rating, making him a fantasy darling off the waiver...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 202   DOB: 12/13/1984   BORN: Kitchener, Ontario   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #37 Overall in 2003   Show ContractHide Contract

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Kevin Klein Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $14.5 million extension with Nashville in September of 2012.

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Klein scored his fourth goal of the season in a 2-1 win over the Devils on Monday.

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Kevin Klein NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 20 2 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2006-07 21 3 1 0 1 3 0 2 50.0 0 0 0 0 0
2007-08 22 13 0 2 2 -3 6 14 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2008-09 23 63 4 8 12 -2 19 41 9.8 0 0 12:40 1 0 1 0:26 56 49
2009-10 24 81 1 10 11 -13 27 67 1.5 0 0 19:56 0 0 0 0:12 101 147
2010-11 25 NHL NSH 81 2 16 18 9 24 99 2.0 0 0 20:48 0 0 0 0:16 128 173
2011-12 26 NHL NSH 66 4 17 21 -8 4 91 4.4 2 0 19:56 0 1 1 0:18 84 151
2012-13 27 NHL NSH 47 3 11 14 -1 9 54 5.6 0 0 20:25 0 0 0 0:10 66 89
2013-14 28 NHL NSH 47 1 2 3 -11 21 49 2.0 0 0 18:48 0 0 0 0:03 75 94
2013-14 28 NHL NYR 30 1 5 6 4 0 24 4.2 0 0 15:01 0 0 0 0:13 36 43
2014-15 29 NHL NYR 65 9 17 26 24 25 76 11.8 4 0 18:29 0 0 0 0:07 126 115
2015-16 30 NHL NYR 40 4 7 11 14 13 37 10.8 1 0 19:58 0 1 1 0:30 65 83
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Time On Ice Stats

19:58

Average Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Kevin Klein was on the ice for 19:58.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Kevin Klein was on the ice for 0:30 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 15:01 0:13
2014-15 18:29 0:07
2015-16 19:58 0:30

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Kevin Klein
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
2016-2Feb 8 NJD 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 18:44 2:26
2016-2Feb 6 @PHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 19:23 0:10
2016-2Feb 4 MIN Did Not Play
2016-2Feb 2 @NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 2 18:00 0:19
2016-1Jan 25 BUF 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 4 20:01 0:00
2016-1Jan 24 @OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 3 18:39 2:02
2016-1Jan 22 @CAR 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 23:00 1:10
2016-1Jan 19 VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 19:29 0:00
2016-1Jan 17 @WAS Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 16 @PHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 6 19:11 0:00
2016-1Jan 14 @NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 19:34 0:15
2016-1Jan 11 BOS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 4 25:50 0:00
2016-1Jan 9 WAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 19:37 0:47
2016-1Jan 5 DAL 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 17:15 0:00
2016-1Jan 2 @FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 16:35 0:07
2015-12Dec 30 @TAM 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 15:41 0:29
2015-12Dec 28 @NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 2 20:18 0:00
2015-12Dec 22 ANA Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 20 WAS Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 18 @WPG Did Not Play
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2015-12Dec 17 @MIN Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 15 EDM Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 12 @CGY Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 11 @EDM Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 9 @VAN Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 6 OTT Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 3 COL Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 2 @NYI Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 30 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 2:22 0:00
2015-11Nov 28 PHI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 22:09 0:54
2015-11Nov 27 @BOS 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 2 22:43 1:50
2015-11Nov 25 MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 20:40 0:00
2015-11Nov 23 NAS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 6 20:34 0:41
2015-11Nov 21 @FLA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 19:01 0:00
2015-11Nov 19 @TAM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 19:15 0:00
2015-11Nov 15 TOR 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 6 26:05 2:04
2015-11Nov 14 @OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 2 22:04 0:00
2015-11Nov 12 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 4 20:38 0:03
2015-11Nov 10 CAR 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 0 22:46 0:06
2015-11Nov 7 @ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 5 19:25 0:34
2015-11Nov 6 @COL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 3 23:00 1:01
2015-11Nov 3 WAS 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 3 21:11 1:07
2015-10Oct 30 TOR 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 19:17 0:03
2015-10Oct 25 CGY 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 3 19:47 0:00
2015-10Oct 24 @PHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 3 22:11 0:00
2015-10Oct 22 ARI 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 19:23 0:00
2015-10Oct 19 SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 19:37 0:00
2015-10Oct 18 NJD 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 20:43 0:00
2015-10Oct 15 @MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 2 18:46 0:40
2015-10Oct 13 WPG 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 22:16 3:19
2015-10Oct 10 CLM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 22:05 0:00
2015-10Oct 9 @CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 21:21 0:00
2015-10Oct 7 @CHI 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 5 1 20:12 0:00

Kevin Klein: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Klein (thumb) is expected to play in Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon.

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Klein (thumb) could return to the lineup for Saturday's game against the Flyers.

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Klein (thumb) skated with his teammates in practice Thursday morning, the New York Daily News reports.

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Klein suffered a fractured thumb in Tuesday's game against the Devils and is out indefinitely.

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Klein logged an assist in Monday’s 6-3 victory over the Sabres.

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As expected, Klein (thumb) took line rushes during pregame warmups, indicating he will play Tuesday against the Canucks, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.

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Klein (thumb) will be a game-time decision Tuesday against the Canucks.

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Klein (thumb) will not play Sunday against the Capitals.

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Klein will be a game-time decision for Sunday's contest due to a sore thumb.

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Klein handed out a pair of assists and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 6-2 win over Dallas.

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Coach Alain Vigneault indicated Monday that Klein (oblique) will return for the evening's game against the Predators.

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Klein (oblique) is expected to rejoin the lineup Monday against the Predators

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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2014-15

Of the organization's acquisitions last season, the 29-year-old Kitchener native will probably remain the most overlooked. Received in a trade for the slumping Michael Del Zotto, the right-handed Klein quietly filled a void and solidified head coach Alain Vigneault's third defensive pairing. Although his exit from Nashville certainly helped clean up his minus-11 rating through 47 games, he's never going to be accused of pitching in offensively and will spend most of the fantasy season in the free agent pool. Should an injury to one or more of the team's right-handed defenseman occur, Klein could certainly see his fantasy status change, but it's not very likely.

2013-14

Klein is a workhorse blueliner who eats a lot of minutes (third on the Preds in time-on-ice last year with 20:25 per game), but is more of a stay-at-home type whose specialties are killing penalties and blocking shots. That said, he can still contribute a little on the score sheet (53 points over the past three season), so he could be worth a look in deeper formats in the later rounds of your fantasy drafts.

2012-13

Despite posting a career-high 21 points in 66 games last season, Klein was often overlooked as an important part of the Predators defense – not surprising when you play alongside the likes of Shea Weber and Ryan Suter. However, Klein led the team with 151 blocked shots last season and was also strong in the playoffs with four points in 10 games – more than Weber and the same number as Suter. Klein also plays on Nashville’s top penalty killing unit and he stays out of the box, as evidenced by his four penalty minutes last season. With Suter now plying his trade in Minnesota, Klein may see an opportunity for an even bigger role this season.

2011-12

Klein had a career year last season with two goals and 16 helpers, averaging over 20 minutes per night for the Preds. However, he is regarded as more of a stay-at-home defenseman rather than a scorer. His value lies in his ability to kill penalties and block shots, two stat categories that are not rewarded in the majority of fantasy leagues.

2010-11

The good news is, Klein averaged 19:55 in ice time last season, an increase of more than seven minutes per game over last year's average (12:39). Unfortunately, Klein's offensive totals (1G, 10A) didn't see the same kind of jump, which isn't surprising considering he is more of a stay-at-home type of defenseman who is counted on more for keeping the puck out of his own net, rather than putting it in the other team's. He also had a team-worst minus-15 rating last year, which doesn't add to his fantasy attractiveness. Unless you're in a specialty league that awards for blocked shots (he led the team with 147 last season), Klein is a guy you want to stay away from.

2009-10

Klein saw his first significant action in the NHL last season, playing 63 games and scoring 12 points. He's only 24, so there is still room for improvement for Klein. However, with the defensive talent that Nashville has, getting power play time is pretty unlikely and he probably won't be able to make significant contributions this season.

2008-09

Klein was the odd-man-out in Nashville's defense corps last season. He appeared in only 13 games. Hopefully, that will change in 2008-09. Klein should have no problem nailing down a roster spot this season and playing his first full season with the Predators. His minor league resume suggests that a 25 to 30-point campaign is entirely possible.

2007-08

Klein has been trying to secure a full-time roster spot with the Predators for the last couple seasons. He has managed to play a handful of games only in a relief role. Klein is a solid defenseman with decent offensive skills but the crowded blue line in Nashville will likely relegate him to another season of play at Milwaukee of the AHL.

2006-07

Klein played in one NHL game last season during some injury relief for the Predators. We expect Klein to spend the full 2006-07 season at AHL affiliate Milwaukee and to only be possibly called upon for injury relief duty for the Predators this season.

2005-06

Second-round choice in 2003 is still learning the pro game, but has shown flashes of his talent in the past -- including a tremendous 10 goal, 21 point effort for Guelph in the OHL playoffs the year he was drafted. He's probably a few seasons away from the NHL, however.