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Rostislav Klesla

Rostislav Klesla

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: March 21, 1982
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Novy Jicin, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: CBJ / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (4th overall)
2013-14: Tallied an assist at TOR, Dec. 19…Recalled from Portland (AHL), Dec. 19…Posted 1-1-2 in 6 games with the Pirates…Assigned to Portland (AHL), Dec. 2…Tallied an assist vs. COL, Nov. 21…Recorded an assist at STL, Nov. 12…Skated in 19:37 of ice time with 2 hits vs. VAN, Nov. 5…Scored a goal at ANA, Oct. 18…Made his season debut and skated in 15:13 of ice time with 3 hits at DET, Oct. 10.
 
2012-13: Posted 2-6-8 and 22 PIM in 38 games…Played in his 600th career NHL game at COL, Feb. 11…Ranked 4th on the team in blocked shots (60) and SH TOI/G (2:20)…Collected a career-high 4 assists at NSH, Mar. 28.
 
2011-12: Recorded 3-10-13 and 54 penalty minutes in 65 games…Led the team in blocked shots (150) and ranked 4th on the team in plus/minus (+13)…Ranked 5th on the team in TOI/G (19:21) and 2nd in SH TOI/G (2:45)…His 112 hits were second most on the team among all defensemen.
 
NOTES: Has also played for CBJ...Has blocked 816 shots over the last 9 seasons (2005-2013).
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.

I was in there icing my face as she was trying to push a baby out.

— Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf on going to the hospital with a facial laceration while his wife was in labor following Game 1 on Wednesday