This moment occurred during Klein’s first full year with the Rangers. It may not seem like much but this moment shows what kind of player Klein was on the ice. The Rangers were up 4-0 against the Montreal Canadiens in the 3rd period. Former Rangers tough guy, Brandon Prust collided with Henrik Lundqvist shaking Lundqvist up a bit.
Kevin Klein didn’t hesitate to step in and stick up for his teammate. The two dropped their gloves and started exchanging punches. Klein was a warrior on the ice and he would always stick up for his teammates.
He wasn’t known for fighting but when the situation appeared, Klein would step right up to the challenge. Klein dropped the gloves eight times during his tenure with the Rangers.