Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jon Klemm
Born in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Jon Klemm played four years in the WHL with the Seattle Thunderbirds and Spokane Chiefs. He scored nine points in 15 games while helping the Chiefs win the Memorial Cup in 1991. That season the dependable rearguard was also named to the WHL West Second All-Star Team.

Undrafted, Klemm signed as a free agent with the Quebec Nordiques in May 1991 then spent most of his time in the AHL with the Halifax Citadels and Cornwall Aces while being recalled occasionally by the Nords. He remained with the franchise when it relocated to Colorado and was a valuable component of the defence corps when the team won the Stanley Cup in 1996. Between 1996-97 and 2000-01 he manned his position consistently, pushed forward for a few goals and won another Stanley Cup ring in 2001.

After ten seasons in the Quebec/Colorado organization, Klemm tested the free-agent market and signed on with the Chicago Blackhawks in the summer of 2001. Used mostly as a defenceman, Klemm is capable of playing the wing and was a durable player for the Hawks up until the early stages of the 2003-04 NHL season.

With the Blackhawks struggling, Klemm was dealt to the Dallas Stars in the early stages of the season. In three seasons with the Dallas Stars, Klemm would compete in 172 games and notch his 100 career NHL assists in the 2006-07 season.

In the summer of 2007, Klemm's stint in Dallas came to an end when the free agent defenceman signed a one-year contact with the Los Angeles Kings.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1986-87 Cranbrook Colts KIJHL 59 20 51 71 54
1987-88 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 68 6 7 13 24
1988-89 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 2 1 1 2 0
1988-89 Spokane Chiefs WHL 66 6 34 40 42
1989-90 Spokane Chiefs WHL 66 3 28 31 100 6 1 1 2 5
1990-91 Spokane Chiefs WHL 72 7 58 65 65 15 3 6 9 8
1990-91 Spokane Chiefs M-Cup 4 1 4 5 17
1991-92 Quebec Nordiques NHL 4 0 1 1 0 +2
1991-92 Halifax Citadels AHL 70 6 13 19 40
1992-93 Halifax Citadels AHL 80 3 20 23 32
1993-94 Quebec Nordiques NHL 7 0 0 0 4 -1
1993-94 Cornwall Aces AHL 66 4 26 30 78 13 1 2 3 6
1994-95 Cornwall Aces AHL 65 6 13 19 84
1994-95 Quebec Nordiques NHL 4 1 0 1 2 +3
1995-96 Colorado Avalanche NHL 56 3 12 15 20 +12 15 2 1 3 0
1996-97 Colorado Avalanche NHL 80 9 15 24 37 +12 17 1 1 2 6
1997-98 Colorado Avalanche NHL 67 6 8 14 30 -3 4 0 0 0 0
1998-99 Colorado Avalanche NHL 39 1 2 3 31 +4 19 0 1 1 10
1999-00 Colorado Avalanche NHL 73 5 7 12 34 +26 17 2 1 3 9
2000-01 Colorado Avalanche NHL 78 4 11 15 54 +22 22 1 2 3 16
2001-02 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 4 16 20 42 -3 5 0 1 1 4
2002-03 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 70 2 14 16 44 -9
2003-04 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 19 0 1 1 20 +6
2003-04 Dallas Stars NHL 58 2 4 6 24 +10
2004-05
2005-06 Dallas Stars NHL 76 4 7 11 60 -3 5 1 0 1 0
2006-07 Dallas Stars NHL 38 1 2 3 24 0 1 0 0 0 2
2007-08 Los Angeles Kings NHL 22 0 0 0 10 -5
2007-08 Manchester Monarchs AHL 41 0 6 6 38 +2
2008-09 Straubing Tigers Germany 51 4 12 16 93
NHL Totals 773 42 100 142 436 105 7 7 14 47


WHL West Second All-Star Team (1991) Signed as a free agent by Quebec, May 14, 1991. Transferred to Colorado after Quebec franchise relocated, June 21, 1995.
Missed majority of 1998-99 due to knee injury vs. Phoenix, November 10, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 1, 2001. Traded to Dallas by Chicago with NY Rangers' 4th round pick (previously acquired, Dallas selected Fredrik Naslund) in 2004 NHL Draft for Stephane Robidas and Dallas' 2nd round pick (Jakub Sindel) in 2004 NHL Draft, November 17, 2003. Spent majority of 2006-07 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, August 20, 2007.
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