Monday, December 2, 2013
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have assigned defenseman Rostislav Klesla to the Portland Pirates, the club’s American Hockey League affiliate (AHL).
The 31-year-old Klesla has recorded 1-2-3 with 10 penalty minutes (PIM) in 15 games with the Coyotes this season. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Novy Jicin, Czech Republic native has registered 48-110-158 with 606 PIM in 649 career NHL Games.
Klesla was originally drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round (fourth overall) in the 2000 Entry Draft.