|HOME TOWN:||Langley, BC|
HOW HE GOT HERE: Acquired in August 2019 from the Kansas City Mavericks in exchange for D Derek Pratt and D Garrett Cecere
CONTRACT STATUS: Maine Mariners
The Mariners added Klimek in August of 2019, acquiring his rights in a trade with the Kansas City Mavericks, and signing him to a contract one week later. Klimek appeared in 66 of Kansas City’s 72 games in 2017-18 as a rookie, leading the team in +/- with a +14 rating. At the University of Northern Michigan, he was an alternate captain, and totaled 43 points over four seasons. Klimek played junior hockey with the BCHL’s Surrey Eagles and the USHL’s Dubuque Fighting Saints. He also led all BCMML defensemen in scoring in 2011-12 while playing for the West Valley Hawks.