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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

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 49 36 9 4 161 110 76
2 FLA 51 31 15 5 141 112 67
3 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
4 NYR 51 28 18 5 146 132 61
5 BOS 51 27 18 6 149 136 60
6 NYI 49 26 17 6 134 121 58
7 DET 51 25 18 8 125 130 58
8 NJD 52 26 20 6 117 118 58
9 PIT 50 25 18 7 129 128 57
10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 49 23 18 8 117 128 54
12 MTL 52 24 24 4 137 141 52
13 OTT 52 23 23 6 142 164 52
14 TOR 50 19 22 9 116 134 47
15 BUF 52 21 26 5 119 137 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 50 17 18 23 35
H. Zetterberg 51 9 25 2 34
T. Tatar 50 14 16 -3 30
G. Nyquist 51 14 13 -4 27
J. Abdelkader 51 14 12 -4 26
P. Datsyuk 36 6 18 10 24
M. Green 45 3 17 -8 20
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
D. DeKeyser 47 6 8 10 14
R. Sheahan 50 7 6 -15 13
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 18 10 4 .931 2.06
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89