LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have signed free agent defenseman Jon Klemm
to a one-year contract, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced Monday. Per club policy, terms of the agreement were not announced.
Klemm, 37, a two-time winner of the Stanley Cup (2001 and 1996) and a veteran of 14 NHL seasons, played with Dallas this past season. He’s also skated with Chicago and Colorado/Quebec during his NHL career and in 751 career regular season games, he has 142 points (42-100=142), 426 penalty minutes and a plus-78 rating. In 105 career playoff games, he has 14 points (7-7=14), 47 penalty minutes and a plus-17 rating.
This past season, Klemm, who recorded three points (1-2=3) and 24 penalty minutes in 38 regular season games with the Stars, earned an assist on the 500th career NHL goal scored by Mike Modano vs. Philadelphia on March 13, 2007. The assist marked his 100th career NHL assist. He also recorded zero points and two penalty minutes in one playoff game with the Stars while making his ninth career postseason appearance.
Klemm won his first Stanley Cup with the Marc Crawford-coached Avalanche in 1996, and he posted a plus-7 rating while appearing in 22 postseason games for the Avalanche in 2001, helping the Cup Champions win their second title in six years. A 6-2, 205-pound native of Cranbrook, British Columbia, Klemm has averaged 67 games played, four goals, 13 points and a plus-7 rating during each of his 11 full seasons in the NHL. He was originally signed by Quebec as a free agent on May 14, 1991.
Prior to turning pro, Klemm played with both Seattle and Spokane in the Western Hockey League (WHL) from 1987-91, and he was a member of the Spokane club that won the Memorial Cup championship in 1991.