NHL fans will remember the name Rob Klinkhammer if only for the uniqueness of his name.
The Lethbridge born and raised left winger played 193 games in the big leagues, most notably with Phoenix and Edmonton but also Chicago, Ottawa and Pittsburgh. The last two seasons he's been playing in the KHL, splitting time with Minsk Dynamo and Kazan Ak-Bars.
Klinkhammer has spent the majority of his professional career clinging on to bottom six roles, looking to bring energy to the game and his teammates in any way he can in his precious few shifts on the ice. He expects Korea will be no different.
“I think we’ve got depth, I think we’re built to work, be hard and physical and be a tough team to play against,” he said.
Klinkhammer also said being named to the Olympic team is a very surreal experience that has not really set in just yet.
“Once we land in South Korea and we get to the Olympic village, then it’ll probably hit me.”