The Spokane Chiefs have announced that former Memorial Cup and Stanley Cup Champion Jon Klemm has been named the Assistant Coach for the 2009-10 season. Klemm played 204 games as a Chief in a three season career that culminated with the 1991 Memorial Cup championship as a 20-year-old captain. The Cranbrook, BC native won a pair of Stanley Cups, 1996 and 2001, with the Colorado Avalanche in his 17-year pro career.
“We think the intangibles he brings to our organization, along with his NHL experience, are going to be great assets to our hockey team going forward,” Spokane Chiefs Head Coach Hardy Sauter said.
“This opportunity is an exciting one for me,” Klemm said. “I really started to think about coaching the last couple of years. After last year when I played in Germany, I knew it was going to be my last season but I knew I wanted to stay close to the game. Spokane came up right away and the opportunity was exciting.”
And look at this right here. What do number 57 and13 have in common? They both won a Memorial Cup when they were a Chief. Clearly, Drayson is in good company. Also OMG DR DRAY I MISS YOUUUUUU.