Rangers defenceman Kevin Klein announces retirement

New York Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein has signed with Zurich. (Mary Altaffer/AP)

New York Rangers defenceman Kevin Klein is retiring from the NHL after 13 seasons.

Originally a second-round pick of the Nashville Predators in 2003, Klein skated in 627 games with the Predators and Rangers.

The 32-year-old had 38 goals and 154 points in his NHL career, with a plus-22 rating and 185 penalty minutes.

Klein was limited to 60 games this past season due to back spasms and was a healthy scratch for all but one of the Rangers’ playoff games. He had one more season remaining on his contract with the Rangers at $2.9 million.


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