Garrett Klotz

#64LW,
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 235
Born:
Birth Place: Regina, Saskatchewan
Draft: 2007 3rd round (66th pick) by the
Shoots: L
  • End to End: Is it really a 2-player race atop the NHL draft?
    CSN Philly

    End to End: Is it really a 2-player race atop the NHL draft?

    As he met with general manager Grant Armstrong, Nolan Patrick had just finished an injury-marred junior season. The 18-year-old missed the WHL playoffs and was limited to 33 games because of two separate injuries. He underwent a sports hernia surgery the offseason prior, a major impediment to his summer training. He never quite "caught up to the year," as Armstrong put it. "I don't think he really ever got himself into a situation where he was 100 percent," the Brandon Wheat Kings GM said in a phone interview last week with CSNPhilly.com. But none of that was about to crack Patrick's confidence. "When we had our exit meetings, he told me he was going to play in the NHL," Armstrong said. "I wished

  • Broad Street Hockey

    Why I am a Flyers Fan

    It started when I was five years old. I used to wake up early and sneak into my parents’ bedroom to watch TV (they had the big one in their room). One day I was flipping through the channels and I happened to turn on "Sportsrise". I saw guys with sticks flying around on ice, shooting and passing a black disc to one another, slamming each other into boards and glass. For whatever reason it had my full attention, and from that moment on I would continue to tip toe into my parents’ room to watch what I soon realized to be highlights every morning of the Philadelphia Flyers. A year later I was in the car with my mom and grandparents on my way to meet my aunt for dinner in Voorhees. Towards the end

  • A look at former Rangers draft picks
    Blueshirt Banter

    A look at former Rangers draft picks

    Since the 2006 Draft the Rangers have drafted 68 prospects and 22 of those players have appeared in an NHL game. Of that group of 22 players, 14 have played in 40 or more games and of those 14 only six are still Blueshirts: J.T. Miller, Pavel Buchnevich, Brady Skjei, Jesper Fast, Derek Stepan and Chris Kreider. What do those numbers tell us? Developing prospects into NHL-caliber players is not easy. And a team that regularly trades away early picks is not doing itself in any favors. It’s also important to note the untimely death of Alexei Cherepanov who was the Rangers first round pick in 2007. Excluding Cherepanov the Rangers have taken five first round picks after the 2005 Draft. We can safely