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Kevin Klein

29-Year-Old Defenseman – New York Rangers

2014-15 NHL Stats

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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 a goal and an assist in Monday's 5-4 win over Minnesota.

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Kevin Klein NHL Stats
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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 9 2 1 3 2 7 8 25.0 1 0 18:45 0 0 0 0:07 14 15
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Time On Ice Stats

18:45

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Kevin Klein was on the ice for 18:45.

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 18:45 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
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's first goal of the year was the game-winner in overtime Tuesday against the Devils.

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Klein (face) practiced with the team Monday, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

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Klein received stitches on his chin after being struck by a puck in Sunday's game against the Sharks, Jim Cerny of the Rangers' official website reports.

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

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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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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.