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Petr Klima
Petr Klima
Right Wing
Number: 85
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 190
Shoots: Right
Born: Dec 23, 1964
Birthplace: Chaomutov, Czech Republic
Drafted: DET / 1983 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 5th (86th overall)
Petr Klima was a multi-talented but enigmatic forward who could play both wings. He was a fast skater with a quick release and superior puck handling skills whose inconsistent play cost him superstardom. One of the most exciting forwards in the league when his head was in the game, Klima played 786 contests for five different teams

Klima played two years with CHZ Litvinov of the country's first division. He scored 36 points in 44 games in 1982-83 then moved up to Dukla Jihlava where he starred for two years. Klima was chosen 88th overall by the Red Wings in the 1983 NHL draft. The gifted forward played for Czechoslovakia at the World Junior Championships winning silver in 1983 and bronze in 1984. He also scored three points in five games for his country at the 1984 Canada Cup. He scored 45 points in 35 games for his club team in 1984-85 before escaping to the West.

Klima scored 32 goals as a rookie in 1985-86 and consistently produced at this pace in his first four years although he was capable of doing better. The high point of his Detroit tenure was scoring ten goals while helping the club reach the semifinals in 1988. This output broke the old mark set by Gordie Howe in 1955 and equaled by No. 9 in 1964.

Klima was traded to the Edmonton Oilers with Joe Murphy and Adam Graves in the deal that brought sniper Jimmy Carson home to Detroit. Klima scored 25 goals in 63 games then five goals in playoffs while helping Edmonton win the Stanley Cup. His biggest moment came on the first night of the championship series in Boston when he scored at 55:13 of overtime in the longest game game in the history of the finals.

The talented sniper scored a personal-best 40 goals in 70 games in 1990-91. Overall he produced 118 goals in just under four seasons in Alberta. Klima was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning in 1993 and scored 28 goals his first year but his production slipped over next two seasons. He played 33 games in 1996-97 with Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, and Edmonton but only scored two goals. In 1997-98 Klima played with Krefeld Pinguine in Germany then signed as a free agent with Detroit in January 1999. He scored one goal in 13 games in his NHL swan song.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Tatar 5 0 3 1 3
M. Green 5 1 1 -1 2
A. Athanasiou 5 1 0 1 1
G. Nyquist 5 1 0 2 1
H. Zetterberg 5 1 0 3 1
J. Abdelkader 5 1 0 -3 1
B. Richards 5 1 0 -4 1
D. Helm 5 1 0 -1 1
D. Larkin 5 1 0 -2 1
N. Kronwall 5 0 1 3 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 1 2 0 .945 1.36
J. Howard 0 2 0 .891 3.59