Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Julian Klymkiw
Netminder Julian Klymkiw played but 19 minutes for the New York Rangers in 1958-59. He was best known as a solid amateur in Manitoba and Ontario during his eight-year career.

The native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, played with the Brandon Wheat Kings of the MJHL from 1951 to 1953. During his last year he led the league with 23 wins and posted an impressive 3.36 goals-against average. In 1953-54 he played 57 games for three different IHL teams then went back to Brandon for a year of senior hockey.

Klymkiw eventually worked at becoming a trainer while strapping on the pads occasionally with the WHL's Winnipeg Warriors. By the late 1950s he landed the assistant trainer's job with the Detroit Red Wings and served as the team's practice goalie. His short spell in the NHL came about on October 12, 1958 when he was loaned by the Wings to the Rangers when Gump Worsley was knocked out of the game early in the third period of a 3-0 Detroit win.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1951-52 Brandon Wheat Kings MJHL 16 8 8 0 0 4.13
1952-53 Brandon Wheat Kings MJHL 36 23 11 1 1 3.36 4 0 4.50
1953-54 EHL Roving Goaltender EHL 57 1 4.19
1954-55 Brandon Regals MHL-Sr. 24 2 3.96
1955-56
1956-57 Winnipeg Warriors WHL 4 2 2 0 0 5.00
1956-57 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds NOHA 33 1 4.03
1957-58 Winnipeg Warriors WHL 3 0 2 1 0 2.67
1957-58 Winnipeg Maroons Al-Cup 1 1 0 0 0 2.00
1958-59 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 0 6.32
1959-60
1960-61
1961-62 Warroad Lakers OMSHL 1 0 3.00
1961-62 Winnipeg Maroons Al-Cup 2 0 3.82
1962-63 Winnipeg Maroons SSHL 6 0 4.17
1962-63 Winnipeg Maroons Al-Cup 10 0 3.44
1963-64 Winnipeg Maroons X-Games
1964-65 Winnipeg Maroons SSHL 2 0 4.00
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0 6.31


Served as a roving goaltender for EHL (Troy-Louisville-Grand Rapids) for 1953-54 season. Detroit's assistant trainer/practice goaltender loaned to NY Rangers to replace injured Gump Worsley in 3rd period, October 12, 1958. (Detroit 3, NY Rangers 0).