Transfers 12.07.2013

The Bear den welcomes defenceman Klubertanz

Klubertanz played the last season with HIFK (SM-liiga).

American Kyle Klubertanz is the new defenceman in KHL Medveščak Zagreb's lineup for the 2013/2014 season.
 
“Kyle is a very good all-around defenseman who can be counted on to play in all situations. He has played 4 out of his 5 pro seasons in the Swedish and Finnish league and has played at a very high level. He brings a very polished game to Zagreb and is looking forward to the jump to the KHL”, said  Medveščak's director of athletics Aaron Fox.
 
Kyle Klubertanz was born in 1985 in Madison (Wisconsin , USA). Before heading off to college, he played two seasons in the junior USHL with the Green Bay Gamblers (117 games, 61 points), while in 2003 he played in the U18 World Championship with team America. In 2004 he was the 74th pick at the Anaheim Ducks' NHL draft, and that same year he enrolled at Wisconsin University where he spent four seasons playing on their NCAA hockey team.
 
Klubertanz made his debut as a professional player in the 2007/2008 season playing for the Ducks' AHL affiliates the Portland Pirates. However, he decided to develop his career on international ice already in the following season and signed a contract with Finnish TPS, while in 2009/2010 he donned the jersey of Swedish primary leaguers Djurgarden with whom he made it to the SHL finals and won a silver medal. After that he returned to North America and spent the 2010/2011 season with the Hamilton Bulldogs (Montreal Canadiens AHL affiliates), while in 2011/2012 he found himself on Djurgarden's roster once again. He played the last season with HIFK (SM-liiga).
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