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Rob Klinkhammer | Winger

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/12/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 214
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The Coyotes are still searching for a left winger to play with Martin Hanzal and Radim Vrbata, but coach Dave Tippett was impressed with how Rob Klinkhammer did in that role during Thursday's game.
"I thought Klink was really good, really solid, big heavy guy on the forecheck," Tippett said. "He came to play hard (Thursday), and that’s what our group has to do — feed off each line. They go out there and make sure we compete our hardest, make sure they’re on the right side of the puck, little things right and we’ll find a way to get points." The Coyotes lost the Thursday game in a shootout to the Colorado Avalanche. On the season, Klinkhammer has nine goals and nine assists in 56 games. Mar 1 - 11:00 AM

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Rob Klinkhammer has only two goals and three points in the Coyotes last 27 games.

That includes being a healthy scratch for four games but he got off to a great start with seven goals and 14 points in his first 31 contests so he does have some scoring ability at the NHL level. "I think I really needed it just to get away and reflect," Klinkhammer said. "I thought a lot a about my game and what I need to change and stuff. I think it was a good break for me, and I think I'll turn things around in the second half here."
Feb 24 - 8:04 AM

Rob Klinkhammer will get married during the Olympic break.

His best man will be Blackhawks forward Kris Versteeg. "You don't get a couple weeks off in the middle of the season often, so we (he and fiancée Jessica) just thought it'd be a good idea," Klinkhammer said. "We love it down here. It's kind of like home now. Just thought it'd be a cool wedding to have in the desert." Congratulations to both on the upcoming nuptials. Klinkhammer has nine goals and 17 points with a plus-seven rating this season.
Feb 9 - 8:17 AM

Rob Klinkhammer didn't practice on Monday because he was dealing with the flu.

Klinkhammer is questionable for Tuesday's contest as a result. He has seven goals and 14 points in 38 games this season.
Tue, Dec 31, 2013 10:08:00 AM

Rob Klinkhammer scored two goals and registered an assist in Phoenix's 6-3 win over the New York Islanders Thursday night.

It was a career-high three point night for Klinkhammer. He now has seven goals and seven assists in 31 games this season with a stunning plus 15 rating. Mikkel Boedker also scored twice in the game, while defenseman Keith Yandle had a goal and an assist for the Coyotes. Mike Ribeiro also had a strong game with a goal and two assists.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 12:56:00 AM

Rob Klinkhammer had a goal in Phoenix's 4-3 OT loss to Ottawa Tuesday night.

Klinkhammer scored his third goal in two games for the Coyotes and he was promoted to the first line on Tuesday. He now has a 23.1 shooting percentage and he is on his way to breaking his scoring record from last season. Mike Ribeiro and Radim Vrbata also tallied for the Coyotes while Antoine Vermette assisted on two goals.
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 04:34:00 AM

Rob Klinkhammer scored twice to lead the Phoenix Coyotes to a 5-3 win over Carolina Sunday.

Klinkhammer now has three goals in his last two games. He is a bottom-six forward so it's a nice streak for the 27-year-old who now has four points this season. He had 11 points in 22 games for the Coyotes in 2013 and finally signed a one-way contract in the off-season. He has little fantasy value but games like Sunday give his possible fantasy owners some food for thought.
Mon, Oct 14, 2013 10:20:00 AM

Rob Klinkhammer potted his first goal of the season in the Coyotes' 2-1 win over the Flyers.

Klinkhammer is nothing but a bottom-six forward for Phoenix right now. He has two points on the season after posting 11 in 22 games last season.
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 09:47:00 AM

Rob Klinkhammer signed a two-year, $1.25 million contract with the Coyotes.

Klinkhammer is coming off a one-year, two-way deal worth $650,000. The upside for him now is some job security on a one-way contract. He had five goals and 11 points in 22 NHL games, and he notched 44 points in 55 AHL games this season.
Fri, May 17, 2013 10:05:00 PM

Rob Klinkhammer returned to action Friday night for the Coyotes' 5-4 loss to the Avalanche.

He scored a goal and took for shots on Colorado's goalies in 14:52 of playing time. Klinkhammer has obviously recovered from his concussion. He should be fine for Saturday's season finale against the Ducks.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 02:14:00 AM

Rob Klinkhammer has a concussion and won't play Wednesday.

He logged nearly 13 minutes of ice time Monday night against Detroit and has 10 points, with 61 hits, in 20 games with the Coyotes this season.
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 05:11:00 PM

Rob Klinkhammer registered an assist in Phoenix's 3-1 win Wednesday.

Klinkhammer has four goals and nine points in 15 games this season. The 26-year-old might prove to be a diamond in the rough and is worth keeping an eye on in the early portion of the 2013-14 campaign.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 11:27:00 AM

Rob Klinkhammer scored a goal and an assist in the Phoenix Coyotes' 4-3 OT loss to the Minnesota Wild.

Klinkhammer has a two-game goal streak (plus an assist) going now. He's done so in just 19 minutes of ice time over the last two games, so it might be a little flukey. Great last name, though.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 12:03:00 AM

Rob Klinkhammer scored his first career goal in his first game with the Coyotes Saturday, a 2-1 win over Dallas.

Klinkhammer drew into the lineup when Matthew Lombardi was unable to go and the entire day was an adventure for him. "It was just a whirlwind," Klinkhammer said. "I’m loving every minute of it, though. I couldn’t ask for it to happen any better." Coach Dave Tippett praised Klinkhammer's effort, saying "He’s a solid player, strong on the wall. He gives you a good forecheck down there." Despite leading the Portland Pirates in scoring at the time of his call-up, don't expect him to provide enough offense to be fantasy-relevant this season.
Sun, Mar 10, 2013 08:15:00 AM

Rob Klinkhammer will draw into the Coyotes' lineup Saturday night.

With Matthew Lombardi sidelined with an upper-body injury, the 26-year-old will make his Coyotes debut. Klinkhammer has 44 points in 53 games in the AHL. It will be his 17th career NHL game.
Sat, Mar 9, 2013 08:18:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sam Gagner
2Antoine Vermette
3Martin Hanzal
4Joe Vitale
5Kyle Chipchura
LW1Mikkel Boedker
2Lauri Korpikoski
3Martin Erat
4Rob Klinkhammer
5Brandon McMillan
RW1Shane Doan
2B.J. Crombeen
3David Moss
4Alexandre Bolduc
5Jordan Szwarz
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Keith Yandle
3Zbynek Michalek
4Michael Stone
5David Schlemko
6Chris Summers
7Andrew Campbell
G1Mike Smith
2Devan Dubnyk