* Keving was drafted 37th overall by the Nashville Predators
* Played for 4 years in the Ontario Hockey League
* In 2004, Kevin won a silver medal with Team Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships
Now a defenseman with the Nashville Predators, residents of Waterloo Region will remember when Kevin Kleinís hockey career began to take off.
Born in Kitchener, Kevin played for 4 years in the Ontario Hockey League: three years with the Toronto St. Michaelís Majors (where he was an alternate captain) and one with the Guelph Storm (2004) who won the Memorial Cup that year.
Also in 2004, Kevin was a member of the silver-medal winning Team Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships.
In 2003, he had been drafted 37th overall by the Nashville Predators.
He played with the Milwaukee Admirals for most of two seasons before being called up to the NHL team. Since then, heís made his mark and become a solid member of the team.
In the 2008-2009 season, Kevin tied for 5th among rookie defensemen for goals (4) and 12th in points (12).
The 2010-2011 season was even better: Kevin posted a career high in points (18) and assists (16) while playing 81 games for the second season in a row. He averaged just over 20 minutes of ice time per game.
Kevin is married to his lovely wife and they have one son.