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Czech Rep. Rostislav Klesla
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Last added: Chris Coleman
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Dragan Umicevic 47 14 50 64
2. Daniel Ciampini 48 28 31 59
3. Brian Lebler 50 33 18 51
4. Braden Christoffer 46 19 32 51
5. William Rapuzzi 48 20 30 50
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
39
Height
6'3" / 191 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
216 lbs / 98 kg
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Contract
-
Highlights
1-time U20 WJC Gold Medal 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 Czech U20 38 11 18 29 87 | Playoffs 8 2 2 4 0
Czech Republic 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
Czech Republic U20 WJC-20 7 3 4 7 4 8 |
2001-02 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 75 8 8 16 74 -6 |
Czech Republic WC 7 1 2 3 2 0 |
Czech Republic (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 Vsetinska hokejova Czech 41 7 17 24 136 3 |
HC Novy Jicin Czech3 2 0 1 1 2 |
HPK SM-liiga 9 1 2 3 12 0 | Playoffs 10 0 2 2 12 0
Czech Republic (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 |
Czech Republic WC 4 1 0 1 8 -2 |
Czech Republic (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 Ocelari Trinec Czech 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 Ocelari Trinec “C” Czech 41 5 8 13 44 11 | Playoffs 16 0 3 3 16 0
Czech Republic (all) International 2 0 0 0 29 -2 |
2015-16 HC Ocelari Trinec “C” Czech 33 1 6 7 16 0 |
2016-20 Did not play |
2020-21 HC Samson Ceske Budejovice Czech4 - - - - - |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2004-05 Czech Republic EHT 3 0 0 0 4 |
2014-15 HC Ocelari Trinec “C” Champions HL 6 0 1 1 22 3 |
Czech Republic EHT 2 0 0 0 29 -2 |
2015-16 HC Ocelari Trinec Champions HL 6 2 1 3 4 3 |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2017-18 HC Vitkovice Czech Development Coach From 2018-01-25.
2018-19 HC Vitkovice Czech Development Coach
2019-20 HC Vitkovice Czech Development Coach
HC Vitkovice Czech Asst. Coach From 2019-06, temporarily, replaced Pavel Trnka.
2020-21 HC Vitkovice Czech Development Coach
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
Czech 4 133 13 32 45 0.34 226 21 | 1 16 0 3 3 0.19 16 0
Czech U20 1 38 11 18 29 0.76 87 - | 1 8 2 2 4 0.50 0 -
Czech3 1 2 0 1 1 0.50 2 - | 0
Czech4 1 - - - - - - - | 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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Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
08/26/2020
08/26/2020 Confirmed Retired HC Samson Ceske Budejovice
06/25/2014
06/25/2014 Confirmed Buffalo Sabres HC Ocelari Trinec
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 Arizona Coyotes Washington Capitals
09/21/2012
09/21/2012 Confirmed Arizona Coyotes HC Ocelari Trinec
02/28/2011
02/28/2011 Confirmed Columbus Blue Jackets Arizona 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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