American-born defenceman Kyle Klubertanz has signed a one-year deal with the Habs and this probably isn’t the most exciting signing Montreal has ever done. With apologies to Klubertanz.
Klubertanz, 24, played last season in Djurgardens of the Swedish Elite League where he tallied 31 points in 55 games. Before that he played a season in Finland (12 points in 51 games) and five games in the AHL with the Portland Pirates where he had no points whatsoever. Although numbers aren’t a good gauge of a defenceman.
Really, I have no idea if this is a great addition or not. Maybe it is.
He’s also not the biggest defenceman in the world, standing somewhere between 5’10 and 6 feet, and weighs 190 pounds. By comparison, we feel Marc-Andre Bergeron is a small defenceman, and Bergeron is the same height and 7 pounds heavier.
Chances are, this is the Hamilton Bulldogs’ newest defenceman. Or maybe he’ll blossom into the new Doug Harvey!