Forward Evan Klein was drafted by the Spirit in the fourth round, 75th overall of the 2020 OHL Under-17 Priority Selection. On May 1, 2020, Klein signed an OHL Standard Player Agreement and Education Package with the Spirit. Klein is coming off of a team-leading, 41-point season for his hometown Waterloo Wolves Minor Midget team. The 6’2, 192-pound left wing had 23 goals and 18 assists last season in 30 games. That 41-point total was eighth-best in the entire ALLIANCE Hockey (Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario). Below are 21 questions with Evan for Spirit fans to get to know a little more about him.
This feature will continue throughout the off-season to highlight some of the newly signed or acquired Spirit players.
Name: Evan Klein
1) Do you have a Nickname(s)?- Kleiner
2) Where were you born? – Toronto
3) Do you have any siblings (brother/sister, age,)? – Only child
4) Do you have any pets (kind/name)? – No Pets
5) What’s your most memorable hockey moment? – Winning the Toyota Cup and going to Japan
6) Who is your favorite NHL Player and why? – Sidney Crosby because he is a good overall player who is respected around the league.
7) Why did you choose the Number you did? – Had good vibes and a new number for a new start in my life. And it’s a sick number.
8) Who’s your favorite NHL Team? – Pittsburgh
9) What’s your favorite sport other than hockey? – Mountain Biking
10) What are some of your hobbies? – Mountain Biking
11) What’s your favorite TV/Netflix Show? – Lucifer
12) What’s your favorite movie? – Water Boy
13) Who’s your favorite Band/Artist? – J. Cole
14) What’s your favorite Restaurant? – The Works
15) What’s your go to pre-game meal? – Chicken and Broccoli
16) Do you speak any other languages? – None
17) What’s your biggest fear? – Being Alone
18) Who has been the most influential person in your life? – My parents
19) If you could hang out with one celebrity (dead or alive) who would it be? – Kevin Hart
20) If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? – South Island, New Zealand because its very unique and is a site to see
21) If you were stuck on a deserted island, what three (3) things would you bring with you? – Trailer, knife & lighter