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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: 199 DRAFTED: NSH / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 2nd   (37th overall)
ENTERING THE 2015-16 SEASON: - Leads Rangers defensemen in EVG (10) and OTG (two), ranks second in goals (10), points (32), GWG (four), hits (162), and plus/minus rating (plus-28), and is tied for third in assists (22) since he made his Rangers debut on Jan. 23, 2014 2014-15 NOTES: - Established career-highs in goals (nine), points (26), GWG (four), EVG (nine), plus/minus rating (plus-24), and OTG (two), and tied a career-high in assists (17) - Tied for 14th in the NHL and ranked fourth among NHL defensemen in plus/minus rating - Was the only NHL defenseman who ranked in the top five in EVG (nine), plus/minus rating, and GWG at the time of his injury on Mar. 11 - Led Rangers defensemen in goals, points, plus/minus rating, and GWG at the time of his injury - Established playoff career-highs in assists (four) and SOG (21), and tied a playoff career-high in points (four) - Tied for fifth on the Rangers and tied for first among team defensemen in primary assists (three) in the playoffs
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That's today's game. That's one of the things you have to deal with when you're a championship team. Guys are going to earn more money based on their performance and what they've achieved, [and] deservedly so. [Saad] falls into that category.

— Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville on Brandon Saad, who was traded by Chicago to the Columbus Blue Jackets this offseason