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Sam Klassen
Sam Klassen
Defenseman
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 202
Shoots: Left
Born: Jan 1, 1989
Birthplace: Watrous, SK, Canada
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Acquired: Signed by Rangers as an undrafted free agent on July 27, 2009
AHL CAREER
2010-11: Skated in three AHL contests with Connecticut. ... Made his AHL debut on Jan. 14 at Portland.

ECHL CAREER
2010-11: Made his professional debut with Greenville on Oct. 21 vs. Florida. ... Ranked third among Greenville defensemen in scoring with 17 points and three goals, and tied for second with 14 assists. ... Ranked second on the team in penalty minutes (80). ... Tallied his first professional point with an assist on Oct. 29 vs. South Carolina. ... Notched his first professional goal on Jan. 8 at Gwinnett. ... Posted his first professional multi-point performance with two assists on Dec. 19 at Gwinnett. ... Registered a four-game assist streak from Feb. 22 vs. Gwinnett to Feb. 27 at Wheeling (four assists). ... Led all Greenville defensemen and tied for seventh on the team with five points (two goals, three assists) in 11 playoff contests. ... Tied for fifth on the team in playoff goals and playoff assists. ... Notched a goal in back-to-back playoff contests on Apr. 6 at Elmira and Apr. 8 vs. Elmira.

JUNIOR CAREER
2009-10: Playing for the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League (WHL), he established career-highs in goals (3), assists (27), points (30), and plus-minus rating (plus-34). ... Ranked second among Saskatoon defensemen in assists and points. ... Tallied six multi-point efforts. ... Recorded a season-high, four-game assist streak from Dec. 19 vs. Prince Albert to Jan. 2 at Portland, registering six assists during the stretch. 2008-09: Established career-high in games played (72). ... Ranked fourth among Saskatoon defensemen in assists (18) and points (20). ... Ranked fourth on Saskatoon in penalty minutes (92) and finished seventh on team with plus-27 rating. ... Tied his career-high for assists in a game with three on Nov. 30 at Prince George. 2007-08: Established career-high in penalty minutes (103). ... Led Saskatoon in plus-minus rating (plus-5) and finished third in games played (71), fifth in assists (24) and fourth in penalty minutes. ... Tallied seven assists in an eight-game stretch from Nov. 13 against Brandon to Nov. 30 at Lethbridge. ... Recorded a career-high, four-game assist streak from Feb. 20 vs. Prince Albert to Feb. 26 vs. Lethbridge, collecting six assists over the span. 2006-07: Collected his first WHL point with an assist on the game-winning goal in the final minutes of regulation on Dec. 30, 2006, vs. Regina.

TIER II JUNIOR CAREER
2006-07: Appeared in 32 games with the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL). ... Recorded two goals and nine assists for 11 points, along with 74 penalty minutes.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
July 27, 2009 -- Signed with N.Y. Rangers as an undrafted free agent.