7/11/17 | Klein was on the NHL Network on Monday and said:
"Mentally, the grind of a season, 13 years I have done it both in the AHL and NHL it was the right time for myself and my family. I feel I can still play at a high level, it's just that when your heart isn't fully in it, for me, it's pretty obvious that I needed a change and something new."
On what is next, "lots of family time, traveling. I have a lot of interests, I'll most likely be involved in some business that I have and I might apprentice at a garage and really fine tune my mechanic skills. I got lots of stuff that I really want to do."
On his time with the Rangers, "I knew a few of the guys on the team, didn't take me too long to adjust. A quiet leadership role and this came kind of naturally and when you have a few guys you have played and battled it makes you feel at home. It was a perfect fit for me, I didn't want to leave Nashville and I was a little surprised but when you put on that Rangers uniform, that was one of the most fun times I have ever had. It was great for my career and something I will definitely never forget."