Klatt told general manager Garth Snow last fall that the 2014-15 season would be his final one with the Islanders. He will continue to scout for the organization on a limited basis. Klatt has been with the Islanders since 2010 and took over running the Islanders' draft table after they let go of former assistant general manager Ryan Jankowski.
The ex-NHLer cited the amount of travel he has had to do as the reason for stepping down from his position with the Islanders.
“I’m away from home," Klatt said. "I’m away from my kids, my family. To this extent, I can’t do that anymore.”(Duluth News Tribune, May 7)
Under Klatt's direction the Islanders have drafted such players as Ryan Strome, Griffin Reinhart, Brock Nelson and Ryan Pulock.