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Kevin Klein

29-Year-Old Defenseman – New York Rangers

2013-14 NHL Stats

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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 registered four points and plus-7 rating in 25 postseason games.

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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

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Kevin Klein – Playing Time Overview

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Time On Ice Stats

15:01

Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Kevin Klein was on the ice for 15:01.

0:13

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Kevin Klein was on the ice for 0:13 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2011-12 19:56 0:18
2012-13 20:25 0:10
2013-14 18:48 0:03
2013-14 15:01 0:13

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Kevin Klein 2013-14 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Jun 18 at LA Did Not Play
Jun 16 LA Did Not Play
Jun 13 at LA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 3 20:24 0:00
Jun 11 LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 10:53 0:00
Jun 9 LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 10:07 0:00
Jun 7 at LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 6 0 17:25 0:00
Jun 4 at LA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 0 11:58 0:00
May 31 at MON Did Not Play
May 29 MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 10:22 0:00
May 27 at MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 11:55 0:00
May 25 MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 13:40 0:00
May 22 MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 13:12 0:00
May 19 at MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 12:21 0:00
May 17 at MON 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 4 14:26 1:13
May 13 at PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 13:47 0:00
May 11 PIT 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 9:12 0:00
May 9 at PIT 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 1 13:02 0:00
May 7 PIT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 12:59 0:00
May 5 PIT 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 13:01 0:00
May 4 at PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 15:50 0:47
May 2 at PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 13:24 0:00
Apr 30 PHI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 13:00 0:00
Apr 29 at PHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 17:44 0:00
Apr 27 PHI 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 12:07 0:00
Apr 25 at PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 3 12:32 0:00
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Apr 22 at PHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 4 12:50 0:06
Apr 20 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 3 9:51 0:00
Apr 17 PHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 2 16:06 0:49
Apr 12 at MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 3 21:10 0:24
Apr 10 BUF 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 16:59 0:00
Apr 8 CAR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 15:45 0:00
Apr 5 OTT 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 13:50 0:00
Apr 3 at COL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 3 16:58 0:00
Apr 1 at VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 12:05 0:00
Mar 30 at EDM 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 12:37 1:33
Mar 28 at CGY 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 12:09 0:00
Mar 26 PHI 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 17:08 0:00
Mar 24 PHO 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 11:45 0:00
Mar 22 at NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 12:23 0:00
Mar 21 at CLS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 14:55 0:00
Mar 18 at OTT 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 17:16 0:00
Mar 16 SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 11:31 0:09
Mar 14 at WPG 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 18:03 0:03
Mar 13 at MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 14:33 0:38
Mar 11 at CAR 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 2 3 15:13 0:00
Mar 9 DET 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 14:47 0:00
Mar 7 at CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 13:07 0:00
Mar 5 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 12:20 0:00
Mar 2 BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 5 18:32 0:00
Mar 1 at PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 14:14 0:00
Feb 27 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 15:37 0:00
Feb 7 at PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 13:13 0:11
Feb 6 EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 13:19 0:00
Feb 4 COL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 17:55 0:00
Jan 31 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 13:02 0:00
Jan 29 at NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 15:29 0:06
Jan 26 at NJ 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 19:01 0:17
Jan 23 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 15:46 0:00
Jan 21 NYI Did Not Play
Jan 19 WAS Did Not Play
Jan 18 at OTT Did Not Play
Jan 16 DET Did Not Play
Jan 14 TB 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 16:34 0:00
Jan 12 PHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 13:00 0:00
Jan 10 DAL Did Not Play
Jan 8 at CHI Did Not Play
Jan 6 CLS Did Not Play
Jan 4 at TOR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:16 0:00
Jan 3 at PIT Did Not Play
Dec 31 at FLA Did Not Play
Dec 29 at TB Did Not Play
Dec 27 at WAS 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 2 14:32 0:00
Dec 23 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 17:33 0:00
Dec 22 MIN Did Not Play
Dec 20 NYI Did Not Play
Dec 18 PIT Did Not Play
Dec 15 CGY Did Not Play
Dec 12 CLS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 3 23:09 0:00
Dec 10 NSH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 18:26 0:00
Dec 8 WAS Did Not Play
Dec 7 NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 2 0 21:10 0:18
Dec 5 at BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 2 18:46 0:07
Dec 2 WPG Did Not Play
Nov 30 VAN Did Not Play
Nov 29 at BOS Did Not Play
Nov 27 at FLA 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 16:39 0:00
Nov 25 at TB 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 21:40 0:00
Nov 23 at NSH 0 0 0 -1 5 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 16:12 0:00
Nov 21 at DAL 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 6 0 20:50 0:00
Nov 19 BOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 18:30 0:10
Nov 17 LA Did Not Play
Nov 16 at MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 20:20 0:19
Nov 12 NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 3 23:26 0:00
Nov 10 FLA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 19:22 0:11
Nov 7 at CLS Did Not Play
Nov 6 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 4 19:37 0:00
Nov 4 ANH Did Not Play
Nov 2 CAR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 5 23:30 0:00
Oct 31 BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 18:54 0:00
Oct 29 at NYI Did Not Play
Oct 28 MON Did Not Play
Oct 26 at DET 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 19:25 0:00
Oct 24 at PHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 1 21:10 0:05
Oct 19 at NJ 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 4 20:42 0:02
Oct 16 at WAS Did Not Play
Oct 12 at STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 22:33 0:05
Oct 10 at ANH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 18:06 0:00
Oct 8 at SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 21:52 0:00
Oct 7 at LA Did Not Play
Oct 3 at PHO 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 16:19 0:00

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

Klein logged an assist during Sunday's 3-1 win over Pittsburgh in Game 6.

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Klein registered four hits and two blocked shots in Thursday's 4-1 win over Philadelphia.

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Klein scored his first goal -- and point -- as a Ranger in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to Carolina.

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Klein has yet to register a point in seven games since joining the Rangers.

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Klein was traded to the Rangers on Wednesday in exchange for Michael Del Zotto, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.

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Klein is currently out with an unspecified illness, the Tennessean reports.

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Klein scored his first goal of the season in Friday's 4-1 loss to Dallas.

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Klein (lower body) will return to the lineup Thursday against the Hurricanes, Nick Cole of The Tennessean reports.

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Klein will miss at least two weeks with a lower-body injury, Josh Cooper of The Tennessean reports.

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The Predators announced Saturday that Klein is currently dealing with a lower-body injury, Joshua Cooper of The Tennessean reports.

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Klein has just a single assist in 22 games this season, however he still ranks fourth on the team in ice time with 20:34 per game.

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Klein has zero points through six games so far this season for the Preds, along with a minus-2 rating.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.