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.