Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Trent Klatt
Since joining the NHL in 1991-92, Trent Klatt has been a solid two-way right-winger with three different teams. He has proven to be proficient as a penalty killer and on the power play while finding himself in the penalty box infrequently.

Born in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, Klatt starred at Ossea High School in 1988-89 scoring 63 points in 22 games. He was chosen 82nd overall by the Washington Capitals in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. After being drafted, Klatt spent three years at the University of Minnesota where he scored 65 goals and was a team leader. Before he had a chance to wear a Capitals sweater, Klatt was traded to the Minnesota North Stars in June 1991. He joined his new team for a game late in 1991-92 after the college season ended.

Klatt started the 1992-93 season in the minors then scored 23 points in 47 games after being recalled by Minnesota. He stayed with the franchise when it was relocated to Dallas and proved to be a solid forechecker with a bit of offense. In December 1995 he was traded to Philadelphia and the next season scored 24 goals and was a key figure for the Flyers when they reached the 1997 Stanley Cup final.

In 1997-98, Klatt scored 42 points and played in all 82 games for Philly. He was traded to Vancouver early the next year, playing in 73 games for the speedy Canucks. Klatt continued to provide sound defence and timely scoring for Vancouver when they enjoyed a fine regular season in 2000-01 and played the eventual Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche tough in the first round.

After a successful season in 2000-01, the Canucks were soaring in 2001-02, however, an injury plagued season limited Klatt to a mere 34 games. Looking to rebound in 2002-03, Klatt went on to score 29 points on the strength of 16 goals before being acquired by the Los Angeles Kings in the summer of 2003.

Following a lock out year in 2004-05, Klatt retired from the game of hockey in the summer of 2005.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1986-87 Osseo Orioles High-MN 22 9 27 36
1987-88 Osseo Orioles High-MN 22 19 17 36
1988-89 Osseo Orioles High-MN 22 24 39 63
1988-89 St. Paul Vulcans USHL
1989-90 University of Minnesota WCHA 38 22 14 36 16
1990-91 University of Minnesota WCHA 39 16 28 44 58
1990-91 United States WJC-A 8 6 6 12 6
1991-92 University of Minnesota WCHA 41 27 36 63 76
1991-92 Minnesota North Stars NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 2
1992-93 Minnesota North Stars NHL 47 4 19 23 38 +2
1992-93 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 31 8 11 19 18
1993-94 Dallas Stars NHL 61 14 24 38 30 +13 9 2 1 3 4
1993-94 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 6 3 2 5 4
1994-95 Dallas Stars NHL 47 12 10 22 26 -2 5 1 0 1 0
1995-96 Dallas Stars NHL 22 4 4 8 23 0
1995-96 Michigan K-Wings IHL 2 1 2 3 5
1995-96 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 49 3 8 11 21 +2 12 4 1 5 0
1996-97 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 76 24 21 45 20 +9 19 4 3 7 12
1997-98 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 82 14 28 42 16 +2 5 0 0 0 0
1998-99 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
1998-99 Vancouver Canucks NHL 73 4 10 14 12 -3
1998-99 United States WC-A 6 3 0 3 0
1999-00 Vancouver Canucks NHL 47 10 10 20 26 -8
1999-00 Syracuse Crunch AHL 24 13 10 23 6 +13
2000-01 Vancouver Canucks NHL 77 13 20 33 31 +8 4 3 0 3 0
2001-02 Vancouver Canucks NHL 34 8 7 15 10 +9
2002-03 Vancouver Canucks NHL 82 16 13 29 8 +10 14 2 4 6 2
2003-04 Los Angeles Kings NHL 82 17 26 43 46 +2
2004-05
NHL Totals 782 143 200 343 307 74 16 9 25 20


Minnesota High School Player of the Year (1989) Traded to Minnesota by Washington with Steve Maltais for Shawn Chambers, June 21, 1991. Transferred to Dallas after Minnesota franchise relocated, June 9, 1993. Traded to Philadelphia by Dallas for Brent Fedyk, December 13, 1995. Traded to Vancouver by Philadelphia for Vancouver's 6th round choice (later traded to Atlanta - Atlanta selected Jeff Dwyer) in 2000 Entry Draft, October 19, 1998.
Missed majority of 2001-02 due to abdominal injury vs. Ottawa, November 20, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, July 7, 2003. Officially announced retirement, September 12, 2005.