Ken Northberg is the head goaltender for the 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 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.