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Wade Klippenstein
Position left winger
Shot left
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
220 lb (100 kg)
Teams Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks (NCAA)
Greensboro Monarchs (ECHL)
Cornwall Aces (AHL)
Dayton Bombers (ECHL)
Alaska Gold Kings (WCHL)
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born May 5th 1970,
Boissevain, Manitoba
NHL Draft 232nd overall, 1990
Quebec Nordiques
Pro Career 19901996

Wade Klippenstein (b. May 5 1970 in Boissevain, Manitoba, Canada) is a former left winger who had a brief professional career in the American Hockey League, ECHL and WCHL.

Klippenstein was drafted by the Quebec Nordiques late in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft before playing three seasons with the Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. While he failed to crack the Nordiques' roster after he graduated, he did however play 27 games with the Cornwall Aces of the AHL, Quebec's farm team, in 1993-94. He also played for the Greensboro Monarchs and the Dayton Bombers of the ECHL, as well as for the Alaska Gold Kings of the WCHL. His pro career was however short-lived, and in 1996, Klippenstein retired as a player.

Coaching careerEdit

Klippenstein turned to coaching soon after retireing. In 1997-98, Klippenstein joined the Saskatoon Blades as assistant-coach. His stay lasted a single season; he had to wait until 2000 before returning to his coaching duties, this time with the Prince Albert Raiders. After one season as an assistant there, he was named head coach following Donn Clark's firing 16 games into the 2001-02 WHL season. Klippenstein finished the season as head coach and returned the next season, only to be fired at his turn 30 games into the season, with a 11-14-2 record.

Klippenstein returned in 2004-05 as assistant with his former Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks. He spent three years there, then made a WHL return in 2007 as an assistant with the Prince George Cougars.

Career statisticsEdit

Flag of Canada
Season Team League Regular season Playoffs
1990-91 Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks NCAA 35 22 11 33 72          
1991-92 Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks NCAA 33 12 13 25 108          
1992-93 Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks NCAA 36 29 22 51 48          
1993-94 Greensboro Monarchs ECHL 4 0 0 0 0          
1993-94 Cornwall Aces AHL 27 3 5 4          
1994-95 Dayton Bombers ECHL           2 0 1 1 0
1995-96 Alaska Gold Kings WCHL 6 5 1 6 8          


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