2001-02 – Chad Klassen, the Spokane Chiefs first choice in the WHL bantam draft, played only 32 games in his rookie season in the league due to an injury. He had a solid debut with the club scoring five goals and adding five assists.
2002-03 – In his first full season with the Chiefs Klassen showed his offensive talents with 15 goals and 44 points in 69 games. In 11 playoff games he netted three goals and five points. Klassen was also honoured by being named player-of-the-week during the 2002-03 campaign.
2003-04 – Klassen’s best season to date was in 2003-04 where he posted 35 goals, a tie for most on the Chiefs with Brad Schell. His 91 points were second-best on the team and good for sixth-best in the league. He went scoreless in four postseason games for Spokane. Klassen’s solid play on the ice was noticed when he was named to the WHL’s Western Conference second all-star team.
2004-05 – His offensive totals may have taken a dive, but Klassen still managed to lead the Chiefs in scoring with 27 goals and 64 points in 69 games. His strong play saw him named as the Chiefs’ player of the year and once again named to the WHL’s Western Conference second all-star team. He also played for Team WHL at the ADT Canada-Russia Challenge and was the only undrafted player on the squad.
2005-06 – Klassen got off to a strong start with the Chiefs in 2005 with 14 goals and 43 points in 40 games. Midway through the season Klassen was involved in a multi-player deal that saw him head to the Saskatoon Blades. If the trade was hard on Klassen he didn’t show it on the ice, scoring 13 goals and 32 points in 28 games. His combined 48 assists were highest on the Blades and his 75 points were second only to San Jose prospect Devin Setoguchi.
Klassen is an offensive player who is strong on the puck and does not shy away from battling for the puck in front of the net.
Klassen remains unsigned but could sign in a pro league as a free agent.