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Kevin Klein

30-Year-Old Defenseman – New York Rangers

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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 d...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 199   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 dished out two helpers, went plus-2, collected two PIM, blocked two shots and laid four hits in Friday's Game 4 victory over the Lightning.

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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
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#3 Right Defenseman
  1. Dan Girardi  DTD
  2. Dan Boyle
  3. Kevin Klein
  4. Chris Summers
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Time On Ice Stats

18:29

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Kevin Klein was on the ice for 18:29.

0:07

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Kevin Klein was on the ice for 0:07 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 18:48 0:03
2013-14 15:01 0:13
2014-15 18:29 0:07

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Kevin Klein 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
May 29 TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 16:36 0:00
May 26 at TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 18:49 0:00
May 24 TB 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 17:03 0:55
May 22 at TB 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 2 17:43 0:00
May 20 at TB 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 19:17 0:05
May 18 TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 19:20 0:00
May 16 TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 20:03 0:00
May 13 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 24:01 0:00
May 10 at WAS 0 1 1 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 5 18:07 0:00
May 8 WAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 20:05 0:00
May 6 at WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 19:11 0:00
May 4 at WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 18:26 0:00
May 2 WAS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 2 19:44 0:00
Apr 30 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 6 0 18:47 0:11
Apr 24 PIT Did Not Play
Apr 22 at PIT Did Not Play
Apr 20 at PIT Did Not Play
Apr 18 PIT Did Not Play
Apr 16 PIT Did Not Play
Apr 11 at WAS Did Not Play
Apr 9 OTT Did Not Play
Apr 7 at NJ Did Not Play
Apr 6 CLS Did Not Play
Apr 4 NJ Did Not Play
Apr 2 at MIN Did Not Play
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Mar 31 at WPG Did Not Play
Mar 29 WAS Did Not Play
Mar 28 at BOS Did Not Play
Mar 26 at OTT Did Not Play
Mar 24 LA Did Not Play
Mar 22 ANH Did Not Play
Mar 21 at CAR Did Not Play
Mar 18 CHI Did Not Play
Mar 15 FLA Did Not Play
Mar 14 at BUF Did Not Play
Mar 11 at WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 18:36 0:08
Mar 10 at NYI 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 17:40 0:04
Mar 8 at CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 3 21:35 0:00
Mar 4 at DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 17:30 0:00
Mar 2 NSH 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 3 20:50 0:00
Feb 28 at PHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 2 14:20 0:00
Feb 26 ARI 0 0 0 -1 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 14:51 0:00
Feb 24 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 19:59 0:01
Feb 22 CLS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 20:38 0:00
Feb 20 at BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 19:01 0:07
Feb 19 VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 2 22:14 0:00
Feb 16 at NYI 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 2 3 19:01 0:00
Feb 14 at ARI 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 6 2 22:48 0:00
Feb 12 at COL 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 21:48 0:00
Feb 10 at TOR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 0 18:43 0:00
Feb 8 DAL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 19:30 0:06
Feb 7 at NSH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 18:20 0:00
Feb 4 BOS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 4 18:43 0:17
Feb 2 FLA 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 4 20:00 0:00
Jan 31 CAR 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 20:09 0:00
Jan 29 MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 19:54 0:00
Jan 27 at NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 19:11 0:57
Jan 20 OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 17:19 0:00
Jan 18 at PIT 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 2 18:07 0:00
Jan 16 at CLS 0 1 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 15:40 0:00
Jan 15 at BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 2 20:49 0:23
Jan 13 NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 20:25 0:00
Jan 10 at SJ 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 18:10 0:06
Jan 8 at LA 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 5 4 15:44 0:00
Jan 7 at ANH 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 4 2 17:29 0:07
Jan 3 BUF 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 21:15 0:00
Dec 31 at FLA 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 19:24 0:00
Dec 29 at DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 18:37 0:00
Dec 27 NJ 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 18:03 0:01
Dec 23 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 4 20:52 0:27
Dec 21 CAR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 18:12 0:00
Dec 20 at CAR 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 5 0 21:11 0:04
Dec 16 at CGY 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 19:01 0:04
Dec 14 at EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 16:09 0:00
Dec 13 at VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 18:49 0:00
Dec 8 PIT 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 2 1 18:55 0:05
Dec 6 at DET 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 2 4 15:52 0:08
Dec 1 TB 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 0 18:43 0:47
Nov 29 PHI 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 7 3 18:26 0:00
Nov 28 at PHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 14:36 0:53
Nov 26 at TB 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 15:55 0:00
Nov 23 MON 0 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 0 15:39 0:00
Nov 21 at BUF Did Not Play
Nov 19 PHI 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 2 0 17:51 0:00
Nov 17 TB 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 18:39 0:00
Nov 15 at PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 18:28 0:07
Nov 13 COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 18:00 0:14
Nov 11 PIT 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 4 21:45 0:02
Nov 9 EDM 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 19:56 0:00
Nov 8 at TOR 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 7 20:09 0:18
Nov 5 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 18:21 0:00
Nov 3 STL Did Not Play
Nov 1 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 1:14 0:00
Oct 27 MIN 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 3 23:19 0:00
Oct 25 at MON 0 0 0 -1 5 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 1 15:24 0:15
Oct 21 at NJ 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 15:27 0:00
Oct 19 SJ 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 21:26 0:00
Oct 16 CAR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 20:02 0:19
Oct 14 NYI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 17:42 0:00
Oct 12 TOR 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 4 21:45 0:18
Oct 11 at CLS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 16:14 0:09
Oct 9 at STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 17:25 0:00

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

Klein assisted on Chris Kreider's first goal of the game in Sunday's Game 6 victory over the Rangers.

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Klein (arm) has been activated from IR and will return to the lineup for Thursday's Game 1 of the Rangers' second-round series with the Capitals.

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Klein (arm) said that he is ready to go in advance of the second round of the NHL playoffs.

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Klein (arm) will not play in Friday's Game 5 against the Penguins, Pat Leonard of the NY Daily News reports.

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Coach Alain Vigneault indicated that Klein (arm) is "50-50" for Friday's Game 5 against the Penguins, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

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Klein (arm) won't return to the lineup for Wednesday's Game 4 against the Penguins, NHL.com's Dan Rosen reports.

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Klein (arm) will not play Monday against the Penguins, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.

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Klein (arm) participated in the Rangers' optional morning skate Saturday, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.

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Klein (arm) was not at practice Friday, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports. He will not play in Saturday's Game 2 and is yet to be cleared to practice with the team.

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Klein (arm) remains sidelined in advance of Thursday's playoff opener against the Penguins, the Rangers' official site reports.

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Klein (arm) is not expected to play in Thursday's playoff opener against the Penguins, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.

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Klein (arm) did not practice Tuesday, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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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.