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Rostislav Klesla
position: Defenseman
Shoots: Left
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 215
Drafted: Columbus
Round: 1st
Draft Year: 2000
Overall: 4th
Born: 03/21/1982
Birthplace: Novy Jicin, CZE
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3/31/2004 DET000-10000
3/29/2004 @ BUF000-40000
3/27/2004 @ NSH000+12000
2/23/2004 @ SJS101+00000
2/21/2004 @ LAK000+00000
Career Notes
OHL All-Rookie Team (2000) Canadian Major Junior All-Rookie Team (2000) OHL First All-Star Team (2001) NHL All-Rookie Team (2002) Signed as a free agent by Vsetin (CzRep), September 17, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Hameenlinna (Finland), January 29, 2005. Missed majority of 2008-09 due to various injuries. Missed majority of 2009-10 due to groin injury vs. St. Louis, November 30, 2009. Traded to Phoenix by Columbus with Dane Byers for Scottie Upshall and Sami Lepisto, February 28, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Trinec (CzRep), September 21, 2012. Traded to Washington by Phoenix with Chris Brown and a 4th round choice in 2015 Entry Draft for Martin Erat and John Mitchell, March 4, 2014. Traded to Buffalo by Washington with Michal Neuvirth for Jaroslav Halak and Buffalo's 3rd round choice in 2015 Entry Draft, March 5, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Trinec (CzRep), June 25, 2014.