In the leadup to PyeongChang 2018, forward Rob Klinkhammer played for Team Canada at the Channel One Cup, Karjala Cup, and Sochi Hockey Open in 2017. He has played 193 NHL games for the Chicago Blackhawks (2010-11), Ottawa Senators (2011-12), Arizona Coyotes (2012-15), Pittsburgh Penguins (2014-15), and the Edmonton Oilers (2014-16). He moved to the KHL for the 2016-17 season, playing with Minsk Dynamo. After starting the 2017-18 season in Minsk, he joined Ak-Bars Kazan. Klinkhammer played his junior hockey in the WHL from 2003 to 2007, suiting up for the Lethbridge Hurricanes, Seattle Thunderbirds, Portland Winter Hawks and Brandon Wheat Kings. He began his professional career with the AHL’s Norfolk Admirals in 2007-08 after going undrafted by an NHL team.
A little more about Rob…
Getting into the Sport: Started playing hockey at age 5 after watching his father play and enjoying spending time with him at the rink… Outside Interests: Enjoys family time, golf, hiking, and outdoor summer sports… Odds and Ends: Nicknamed The Colonel because his last name is similar to Colonel Klink from Hogan’s Heroes… As a junior, spent his off-season digging trenches for a natural gas company…
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