Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Lloyd Klein
Jim Lloyd Klein was known by both Jim or Lloyd during his career, but also by the nickname of "Dede."

The left-winger had a well-earned reputation as a goal scorer in the Prairie Hockey League when he led the circuit in goals three years in a row before the big forward made the leap to the National Hockey League in 1928.

Despite playing just eight games for the Boston Bruins that year, he managed to get his name engraved on the Stanley Cup when the team went on to win the trophy, without him playing a game, that spring in the playoffs. The next two years were spent in the minors but he resurfaced with the Bruins during the 1931-32 when he suited up for five more games. When he fou8nd himself back in the minors when the 1932-33 began, it was clear he didn't fit into the team's long-term plans. Midway through that year the Bruins dealt him to the New York Americans where his NHL career was resurrected.

"Dede" scored four points in 15 games that year with the Americans to close out that season, but the next year he was an NHL regular for the first time in his career. Klein finished third on the team in goals with 13 while posting a career best 22 points. Despite his scoring success, he split the next campaign between New York and the minors but was back as a regular for the 1935-36 season. However, he was unable to tack advantage of the opportunity when he struggled to score with just four goals in 42 games. Over the next two years he spent just 17 games in the NHL with the rest of his time spent in the minors. The three games with the Americans he suited up for in 1937-38 proved to be his last in the big leagues.

For most of the next eight seasons Klein was a big scorer in the American Hockey League. In 1942-43 he led the league in playoff goals and points while leading the Buffalo Bisons to the Calder Cup Championship. The following season the Bisons repeated their feat, but Klein's scoring dipped to just five points instead of the 15 he posted the year before.

During the 1945-46 season Klein left the AHL and joined the Pacific Coast Hockey League, then returned to his hometown of Saskatoon to play Senior hockey then returned to the PCHL for one final campaign in 1947 before retiring from the game.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1924-25 Saskatoon Wesleys N-SJHL 7 5 1 6 4 1 0 1 0
1925-26 Saskatoon Wesleys N-SJHL 12 19 0 19 4 7 0 7 2
1925-26 Saskatoon Wesleys M-Cup 6 10 2 12 2
1926-27 Saskatoon Wesleys N-SJHL 6 6 1 7 17 2 3 0 3 2
1926-27 Saskatoon Wesleys M-Cup 4 8 1 9 11
1927-28 Saskatoon Sheiks PrHL 27 15 6 21 33
1928-29 Boston Bruins NHL 8 1 0 1 5
1928-29 Minneapolis Millers AHA 9 1 1 2 2
1928-29 Providence Reds Can-Am 1 0 0 0 2
1929-30 Philadelphia Arrows Can-Am 32 13 0 13 46 2 1 0 1 4
1930-31 Syracuse Stars IHL 32 19 3 22 34
1930-31 Boston Cubs Can-Am 10 7 3 10 12 8 7 1 8 32
1931-32 Boston Bruins NHL 5 1 0 1 0
1931-32 Boston Cubs Can-Am 37 22 19 41 19 5 4 2 6 6
1932-33 Boston Cubs Can-Am 28 15 15 30 30
1932-33 New York Americans NHL 15 2 2 4 4
1933-34 New York Americans NHL 48 13 9 22 34
1934-35 New York Americans NHL 29 7 3 10 9
1934-35 New Haven Eagles Can-Am 15 10 10 20 16
1935-36 New York Americans NHL 42 4 8 12 14 5 0 0 0 2
1935-36 Rochester Cardinals IHL 4 3 1 4 0
1936-37 New York Americans NHL 14 2 1 3 2
1936-37 New Haven Eagles IAHL 12 6 8 14 6
1936-37 Cleveland Barons IAHL 25 6 7 13 8
1937-38 New York Americans NHL 3 0 1 1 0
1937-38 Pittsburgh Hornets IAHL 43 11 21 32 10 2 2 0 2 2
1938-39 Hershey Bears IAHL 49 17 15 32 32 5 0 1 1 4
1939-40 Hershey Bears IAHL 17 4 3 7 0
1939-40 Syracuse Stars IAHL 35 12 18 30 8
1940-41 Buffalo Bisons AHL 50 12 23 35 20
1941-42 Buffalo Bisons AHL 55 20 22 42 20
1942-43 Buffalo Bisons AHL 52 22 42 64 11 9 5 10 15 0
1943-44 Buffalo Bisons AHL 47 23 22 45 22 9 1 4 5 0
1944-45 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 56 30 36 66 27
1945-46 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 8 1 5 6 2
1945-46 Hollywood Wolves PCHL 33 24 12 36 14 12 10 6 16 8
1946-47 Saskatoon Quakers WCSHL 35 12 17 29 30 3 1 1 2 2
1947-48 Tacoma Rockets PCHL 46 28 27 55 32 5 0 1 1 0
NHL Totals 164 30 24 54 68 5 0 0 0 2


Traded to NY Americans by Boston for Tommy Filmore, February 12, 1933. Traded to Cleveland (IAHL) by NY Americans for Les Cunningham, January 14, 1937.