Kyle Klubertanz
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Kyle Klubertanz

Hometown:

Madison Wisconsin

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1985-09-23

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2004

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

Free Agent signing, 2010

Weight:

178 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

Attends the University of Wisconsion. Played for the United States at the 2003 U-18 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships in Russia. Klubertanz played in the 2003-04 USHL All-Star Game and was named to the 2003-04 First All-Star Team.

2009-10: Klubertanz skated in the SEL for the first time, playing for Djurgardens IF Stockholm. In 55 games, Klubertanz would score 12 times and add 199 assists, for good measure.

Talent Analysis
A smooth-skating blueliner with plenty of offensive potential, Klubertanz also has a fiesty attitude. Despite his average size, he doesn't back down and plays with a chip on his shoulder. His greatest attribute is his puckmoving skills. He also sees the ice extremely well and is excellent at reading the play. His time in the college system should be devoted to developing his potential further as well as improving his defensive play. He also needs to get stronger to continue to play his style.

A third round draft choice in 2004 and a wizard at moving the puck, Klubertanz is still very much a project. He has plenty of offensive potential and could be a future powerplay quarterback if all goes well. His size may hold him back from being a top pairing blueliner, but his drive and hard work could ensure that he does get a regular roster spot.
Future

Klubertanz was originally drafted by the Anaheim Ducks but was mot re-signed.  Played in Europe, then signed a free agent contract with Montreal in 2010.

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