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Ken Northberg is the head goaltender for the 16px-Knightslogo.png Kimberly Knights, and has been since the team's foundation during the 2004-2005 Season. He has played the most games of any active goaltender in the league as of the 2015-2016 Season.

During the 2012-2013 Season, Ken was selected as a finalist along with Henrik Turok and Thom Timothy, coming 2nd in voting. During the same season, he helped the Kimberly Knights win their first ever SHL Cup, defeating the 16px-Bblogo.png Benton Bruisers 4-2. At the same time, he won the Canadian Leaf Trophy for playoffs MVP, and finished second for the Veiled Heart Trophy, which was won by Anton Vadilev. He had a 1.74 GAA throughout the entire playoffs and a 96.8% save percentage, including 6 shutouts.

Ken is known for his athletic sense of goaltending, as well as being a goalie with a remarkable amount of endurance. He is known to be highly passionate about his position, saying that when he played 35 games in a season, he essentially called it "a ripoff". During the 2015-2016 Season, Ken played in his 500th game, and was the first goalie to ever do so.

During the end of the 2016-2017 Season, Ken signed a one-year contract, and it is suggested it will be the final season for him in the SHL. Ken's goal besides "hopefully winning another cup" is getting the elusive 300 wins and playing 600 games, if possible. Ken finished the season with a 20-14-6 record, and 301-22-72 all time, being the third goaltender behind Buck Kampra and Grant Martin to net 300 wins.

Ken announced his retirement on April 12th, 2018.

StatsEdit

Year GP W L OT GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN
16px-Knightslogo.png 2004-2005 45 21 20 4 108 1564 1456 93.1% 2.37 1 2731
16px-Knightslogo.png 2005-2006 45 22 19 4 100 1521 1421 93.4% 2.19 2 2742
16px-Knightslogo.png 2006-2007 45 25 16 4 93 1488 1395 93.8% 2.04 6 2738
16px-Knightslogo.png 2007-2008 45 22 15 5 99 1502 1403 93.4% 2.17 3 2741
16px-Knightslogo.png 2008-2009 45 19 17 9 100 1477 1377 93.2% 2.17 5 2766
16px-Knightslogo.png 2009-2010 45 22 19 4 98 1477 1379 93.4% 2.13 5 2755
16px-Knightslogo.png 2010-2011 45 26 15 4 96 1498 1402 93.6% 2.12 6 2721
16px-Knightslogo.png 2011-2012 45 20 17 8 99 1505 1406 93.4% 2.17 6 2740
16px-Knightslogo.png 2012-2013 45 30 13 2 89 1436 1347 93.8% 1.93 8 2768
16px-Knightslogo.png 2013-2014 40 20 15 5 92 1486 1394 93.8% 2.27 1 2434
16px-Knightslogo.png 2014-2015 35 20 12 3 84 1204 1120 93.0% 2.38 2 2122
16px-Knightslogo.png 2015-2016 35 16 11 8 73 1220 1147 94.0% 2.04 4 2152
16px-Knightslogo.png 2016-2017 40 18 16 6 85 1422 1337 94.0% 2.08 5 2452
16px-Knightslogo.png 2017-2018 40 20 14 6 113 1533 1420 92.6% 2.74 6 2470
Total 595 301 222 72 1256 20333 19077 93.8% 2.07 60 36332