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Czechia Rostislav Klesla

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Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Gabriel Klassen 2 6 0 6
2. Jhett Larson 2 3 2 5
3. Adam Kydd 1 1 4 5
4. Kooper Gizowski 2 1 4 5
5. Hunter Mayo 2 3 1 4
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
40
Height
6'3" / 191 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
216 lbs / 98 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Contract
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Highlights
1-time U20 WJC Gold Medal 1
1-time CHL Top Draft Prospect Award 1
1-time NHL All-Rookie Team 1
1-time OHL First All-Rookie Team 1
1-time OHL First All-Star Team 1
1-time U20 WJC All-Star Team 1
1-time U20 WJC Best Defenseman 1

Klesla is a very physical, defensive defenseman. Has solid hockey sense and positional skills.
Doesn't score as many points as he possibly could. Also, he is rather prone to injury.

Brother: Vitezslav Klesla

Team Staff profile of Rostislav Klesla also available
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1997-98 HC Slezan Opava U20 Czechia U20 38 11 18 29 87 - | Playoffs 8 2 2 4 0 -
Czechia U16 (all) International-Jr - - - - - - |
1998-99 Sioux City Musketeers USHL 54 4 12 16 100 - | Playoffs 5 2 0 2 2 -
1999-00 Brampton Battalion OHL 67 16 29 45 174 3 | Playoffs 6 1 1 2 21 -3
2000-01 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 8 2 0 2 6 -1 |
Brampton Battalion OHL 45 18 36 54 59 22 | Playoffs 9 2 9 11 26 3
Czechia U20 WJC-20 7 3 4 7 4 8 |
2001-02 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 75 8 8 16 74 -6 |
Czechia WC 7 1 2 3 2 0 |
Czechia (all) International 9 1 3 4 2 - |
2002-03 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 72 2 14 16 71 -22 |
2003-04 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 42 2 11 13 27 -16 |
2004-05 Vsetínská hokejová Czechia 41 7 17 24 136 3 |
HC Nový Jičín Czechia3 2 0 1 1 2 - |
HPK SM-liiga 9 1 2 3 12 0 | Playoffs 10 0 2 2 12 0
Czechia (all) International 3 0 0 0 4 - |
2005-06 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 51 6 13 19 75 -4 |
2006-07 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 75 9 13 22 105 -13 |
Czechia WC 4 1 0 1 8 -2 |
Czechia (all) International 6 1 0 1 10 - |
2007-08 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 82 6 12 18 60 7 |
2008-09 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 34 1 8 9 38 2 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1 0 0
2009-10 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 26 2 6 8 26 -7 |
2010-11 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 45 3 7 10 26 10 |
Phoenix Coyotes NHL 16 1 0 1 12 -6 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 7 -2
2011-12 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 65 3 10 13 54 13 | Playoffs 15 2 6 8 4 -2
2012-13 HC Oceláři Třinec Czechia 18 0 1 1 30 7 |
Phoenix Coyotes NHL 38 2 6 8 22 0 |
2013-14 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 25 1 3 4 24 -3 |
Portland Pirates AHL 21 3 6 9 16 8 |
2014-15 HC Oceláři Třinec “C” Czechia 41 5 8 13 44 11 | Playoffs 16 0 3 3 16 0
Czechia (all) International 2 0 0 0 29 -2 |
2015-16 HC Oceláři Třinec “C” Czechia 33 1 6 7 16 0 |
2016-20 Did not play |
2020-21 HC Samson České Budějovice Czechia4 1 0 0 0 0 - |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2004-05 Czechia EHT 3 0 0 0 4 - |
2014-15 HC Oceláři Třinec “C” Champions HL 6 0 1 1 22 3 |
Czechia EHT 2 0 0 0 29 -2 |
2015-16 HC Oceláři Třinec Champions HL 6 2 1 3 4 3 |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2017-18 HC Vítkovice Czechia Development Coach From 2018-01-25.
2018-19 HC Vítkovice Czechia Development Coach
2019-20 HC Vítkovice Czechia Development Coach
HC Vítkovice Czechia Asst. Coach From 2019-06, temporarily, replaced Pavel Trnka.
2020-21 HC Vítkovice Czechia Development Coach
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 1 21 3 6 9 0.43 16 8 | 0
Champions HL 2 12 2 2 4 0.33 26 6 | 0
Czechia 4 133 13 32 45 0.34 226 21 | 1 16 0 3 3 0.19 16 0
Czechia U20 1 38 11 18 29 0.76 87 - | 1 8 2 2 4 0.50 0 -
Czechia3 1 2 0 1 1 0.50 2 - | 0
Czechia4 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 - | 0
EHT 2 5 0 0 0 0.00 33 -2 | 0
International 4 20 2 3 5 0.25 45 -2 | 0
International-Jr 1 - - - - - - - | 0
SM-liiga (Liiga) 1 9 1 2 3 0.33 12 0 | 1 10 0 2 2 0.20 12 0
NHL 13 654 48 111 159 0.24 620 -46 | 3 23 2 7 9 0.39 11 -4
OHL 2 112 34 65 99 0.88 233 25 | 2 15 3 10 13 0.87 47 0
USHL 1 54 4 12 16 0.30 100 - | 1 5 2 0 2 0.40 2 -
WC 2 11 2 2 4 0.36 10 -2 | 0
WJC-20 1 7 3 4 7 1.00 4 8 | 0
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
David Výborný (F) 2000-2008 8 Columbus Blue Jackets, Czechia, Czechia, Czechia (all)
Rick Nash (F) 2002-2011 8 Columbus Blue Jackets
Radim Vrbata (F) 2000-2021 7 Arizona Coyotes, Czechia (all), Czechia U20, HC Samson Ceske Budejovice
Jody Shelley (F) 2000-2008 7 Columbus Blue Jackets

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Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
08/26/2020
08/26/2020 Confirmed No team HC Samson České Budějovice
06/25/2014
06/25/2014 Confirmed No team HC Oceláři Třinec
03/08/2014
03/08/2014 Confirmed Buffalo Sabres Unknown
03/05/2014
03/05/2014 Confirmed Washington Capitals Buffalo Sabres
03/04/2014
03/04/2014 Confirmed Phoenix Coyotes Washington Capitals
09/21/2012
09/21/2012 Confirmed Phoenix Coyotes HC Oceláři Třinec
02/28/2011
02/28/2011 Confirmed Columbus Blue Jackets Phoenix Coyotes
10/03/2009
10/03/2009 Extension Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets
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Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 1999, 1 #4 overall by Brampton Battalion in the CHL Import Draft

Cult/Star player for Brampton Battalion

Cult/Star player for Columbus Blue Jackets

Cult/Star player for Sioux City Musketeers

Career transactions
- 2011-02-28 • Traded to the Phoenix Coyotes for Scottie Upshall and Sami Lepistö
- 2009-10-03 • Signed to a four-year contract extension by the Columbus Blue Jackets
- 2006-04-18 • Signed to a four-year contract extension by the Columbus Blue Jackets
- 2005-08-15 • Re-signed to a one-year contract by the Columbus Blue Jackets
- 2005-01-29 • Signed to a lockout contract by HPK
- 2004-09-17 • Signed to a lockout contract by HC Vsetin
- 2004-06-10 • Re-signed to a one-year contract by the Columbus Blue Jackets

Other memorable dates
- 2000-10-12 • Scored his first NHL goal (vs. Calgary Flames vs. Mike Vernon)
- 2000-10-07 • Made his NHL debut (vs. Chicago Blackhawks)

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