In the Terriers first edition of our Alumni Spotlight we look back to the 2018-2019 season and check in with #12 Branden Klatt from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Klatt joined the Terriers for his 20 year old season after spending time in the WHL with the Edmonton Oil Kings and his hometown team Moose Jaw Warriors.
During his time with the Terriers, Klatt was one of the best two way centers in the league, accumulating 28 goals, 37 assists for a total of 65 points in 57 games during the season. Klatt was matched up against teams top lines most of the time playing a shut down role. Klatt didn’t take long to bring leadership and experience to the Terriers, as he was a leader on and off the ice. Klatt spent time on the power play, picking up 9 powerplay goals, while he also relied on to kill penalties. He was never shy or afraid to stick up for his teammates when he needed to.
After junior hockey, Klatt decided to continue his hockey and educational career and is attending NAIT taking Occupational Health and Safety and is enrolled for next semester for his Bachelor of Technology starting next semester. During his time with NAIT’s mens ice hockey team he has picked up 7 goals, 11 assists for 18 points in 24 games during his rookie year. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has impacted his sophomore campaign this season.
Q and A with Branden Klatt
Favourite memory during your time with the Terriers?
Beating Nipawin in 7 games of the first round of playoffs in 2019
Toughest SJHL opponent and hardest rink to play in?
Nipawin for sure just so small and fans were insane
Favourite TV show or Movie?
Favourite Athlete of all time?
Favourite Meal or Food?
Breakfast scrambler from West Broadway Grill or deja vu in Moose Jaw
Love all types of music, and Old Dominion
Favourite Sport other than Hockey?
What are some of your hobbies?
Love to golf, read, play darts, hangout with my dog, and spend time with family and friends.
What are you up to these days?
I’m a student athlete for NAIT. I’m currently taking occupational health and safety and am enrolled for my Bachelor of Technology next semester. I also play for the NAIT’s men’s hockey team.
What are your plans for the next 3-5 years?
Graduate from the Bachelor of Technology program and start my career or I would possibly be interested in continuing my hockey career.
How did your time with the Terriers help get you to where you are today?
Gave me real life experiences such as my first serious job, a class three license with an air brake endorsement, and relationships that have made me who I am today. Also without my billets I wouldn’t be in the program and path that I am today so just would like to thank Darrin and Nicole Campbell.