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Kevin Klein

Kevin Klein  #8

New York Rangers  Defenseman
NUMBER: 8 BIRTHDATE: December 13, 1984  (AGE 30)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Kitchener, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 202 DRAFTED: NSH / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 2nd   (37th overall)
Last Game: Recorded 1 shot on goal, registered 1 hit, and was credited with 1 takeaway in 22:09 of ice time on 11/28 vs. PHI BLUESHIRT BULLETS: - Leads NYR defensemen in EVG (13), shooting percentage (10.5%), and OTG (2), is tied for 1st in GWG (5), ranks 2nd in goals (13), points (38), plus/minus rating (+39), and hits (202), and ranks 4th in assists (25) since he made his NYR debut on 1/23/14 - Is tied for 5th in the NHL - and is tied for 1st among NHL defensemen - in plus/minus rating (+35), and is tied for 6th among NHL defensemen in EVG (12) since 2014-15 2015-16: - Is tied for 9th in the NHL in plus/minus rating (+11) - Is tied for 2nd among NHL defensemen in plus/minus rating and is tied for 8th in EVG (3) - Leads NYR in average even strength ice time (18:06), ranks 2nd in average ice time (21:02) and plus/minus rating, and is tied for 5th in GWG (1) - Leads NYR defensemen in EVG and is tied for 1st among NYR defensemen in goals (3) and GWG
Signed as a free agent by Herlev (Denmark), November 14, 2012. Traded to NY Rangers by Nashville for Michael Del Zotto, January 22, 2014.
Quote of the Day

We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
World Cup of Hockey 2016