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Rostislav Klesla

\RAHZ-tih-slahv KLEHZ-luh\

Position: D ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-3 (190 cm)
Weight: 223 lbs. (101 kg)

Born: March 21, 1982 in Novy Jicin, Czechoslovakia
Draft: Columbus, 1st round (4th overall), 2000 NHL Entry
Amateur Teams: Brampton Battalion

NHL Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV Awards
2000-01 18 CBJ NHL 8 2 0 2 -1 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 20.0 147 18:25
2001-02 19 CBJ NHL 75 8 8 16 -6 74 7 1 0 0 6 2 0 102 7.8 1415 18:52 Calder-7
2002-03 20 CBJ NHL 72 2 14 16 -22 71 2 0 0 0 7 6 1 89 2.2 1350 18:45
2003-04 21 CBJ NHL 47 2 11 13 -16 27 2 0 0 1 6 5 0 74 2.7 861 18:19
2005-06 23 CBJ NHL 51 6 13 19 -4 75 4 2 0 1 4 7 2 84 7.1 1094 21:27
2006-07 24 CBJ NHL 75 9 13 22 -13 105 7 2 0 0 10 3 0 159 5.7 1718 22:54
2007-08 25 CBJ NHL 82 6 12 18 7 60 3 3 0 1 9 3 0 130 4.6 247 1903 23:13 4 1 80.0 107 110 20 17
2008-09 26 CBJ NHL 34 1 8 9 2 38 1 0 0 0 6 2 0 30 3.3 71 713 20:59 0 1 0.0 59 49 5 7
2009-10 27 CBJ NHL 26 2 6 8 -7 26 2 0 0 1 5 1 0 24 8.3 55 523 20:07 0 0 39 49 5 7
2010-11 28 TOT NHL 61 4 7 11 4 38 4 0 0 0 7 0 0 67 6.0 139 1164 19:04 1 0 100.0 61 131 18 9
2010-11 28 CBJ NHL 45 3 7 10 10 26 3 0 0 0 7 0 0 45 6.7 92 869 19:19 1 0 100.0 41 97 14 7
2010-11 28 PHX NHL 16 1 0 1 -6 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 4.5 47 294 18:24 0 0 20 34 4 2
2011-12 29 PHX NHL 65 3 10 13 13 54 3 0 0 0 10 0 0 87 3.4 174 1258 19:22 1 1 50.0 112 150 13 23
2012-13 30 PHX NHL 38 2 6 8 0 22 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 44 4.5 96 670 17:38 0 0 40 60 4 5
2013-14 31 PHX NHL 25 1 3 4 -3 24 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 22 4.5 47 388 15:31 0 0 41 25 1 4
10 yrs CBJ NHL 515 41 92 133 -50 508 33 8 0 4 60 29 3 747 5.5 983 10594 20:34 5 2 71.4 246 305 44 38
4 yrs PHX NHL 144 7 19 26 4 112 7 0 0 0 19 0 0 175 4.0 364 2610 18:08 1 1 50.0 213 269 22 34
Career NHL 659 48 111 159 -46 620 40 8 0 4 79 29 3 922 5.2 1347 13204 20:02 6 3 66.7 459 574 66 72

NHL Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2007-08 25 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 82 1434.6 1186 1125 51.3 -1.0 916 863 51.5 -0.5 7.6 92.6 100.2 44.0 56.0
2008-09 26 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 34 551.4 448 458 49.4 -7.1 340 343 49.8 -5.8 8.2 93.6 101.8 50.6 49.4
2009-10 27 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 26 403.8 312 424 42.4 -8.1 242 328 42.5 -7.6 9.3 89.6 98.9 44.5 55.5
2010-11 28 2 Teams NHL 61 802 974 45.2 -5.6 619 716 46.4 -5.1 9.8 91.8 101.5 45.4 54.6
2010-11 28 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 45 707.7 588 710 45.3 -5.6 459 530 46.4 -6.1 11.3 92.1 103.5 48.6 51.4
2010-11 28 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 16 249.0 214 264 44.8 -5.7 160 186 46.2 -3.6 5.2 90.6 95.8 35.3 64.7
2011-12 29 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 65 1063.5 974 1170 45.4 -6.4 740 847 46.6 -3.1 9.4 92.9 102.3 44.3 55.7
2012-13 30 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 38 574.9 538 587 47.8 -4.6 400 437 47.8 -6.0 7.6 92.9 100.5 48.2 51.8
2013-14 31 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 25 332.1 348 320 52.1 -4.1 257 247 51.0 -5.2 6.3 91.5 97.8 53.8 46.2
4 yrs NHL 34 3097.5 2534 2717 48.3 -4.2 1957 2064 48.7 -3.9 8.8 92.2 101.0 46.5 53.5
4 yrs NHL 25 2219.5 2074 2341 47.0 -5.6 1557 1717 47.6 -4.3 8.0 92.5 100.5 45.8 54.2
Career NHL 82 5317.0 5410 6032 47.3 -4.9 4133 4497 47.9 -4.2 8.6 92.2 100.9 46.0 54.0

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
2000-01 18 CBJ NHL 8 1 0.25 0.00 0.25 0.14 0.75 1.25 2 0 2 1 7 1 9 2 -1 0.3 0.3 0.5
2001-02 19 CBJ NHL 75 7 0.11 0.11 0.21 0.09 0.99 1.36 9 9 18 7 56 10 63 11 -6 1.1 3.6 4.7 Calder-7
2002-03 20 CBJ NHL 72 5 0.03 0.19 0.22 0.07 0.99 1.24 2 15 17 5 54 12 74 10 -22 0.5 1.4 1.9
2003-04 21 CBJ NHL 47 4 0.04 0.23 0.28 0.09 0.57 1.57 2 13 15 5 31 13 37 3 -16 0.7 1.0 1.7
2005-06 23 CBJ NHL 51 7 0.12 0.25 0.37 0.13 1.47 1.65 6 12 18 7 52 14 62 20 -4 1.2 2.1 3.3
2006-07 24 CBJ NHL 75 8 0.12 0.17 0.29 0.11 1.40 2.12 9 13 22 8 50 9 89 35 -13 1.2 3.3 4.6
2007-08 25 CBJ NHL 82 7 0.07 0.15 0.22 0.08 0.73 1.59 7 13 20 7 73 19 79 32 7 0.5 5.3 5.7
2008-09 26 CBJ NHL 34 3 0.03 0.24 0.26 0.08 1.12 0.88 1 8 9 3 22 2 27 9 2 0.2 1.7 1.9
2009-10 27 CBJ NHL 26 3 0.08 0.23 0.31 0.10 1.00 0.92 2 6 8 3 22 3 37 11 -7 0.4 0.6 1.0
2010-11 28 TOT NHL 61 4 0.07 0.11 0.18 0.07 0.62 1.10 4 7 11 4 46 0 66 24 4 0.3 2.6 2.9
2010-11 28 CBJ NHL 45 3 0.07 0.16 0.22 0.08 0.58 1.00 3 7 10 4 40 0 50 20 10 0.4 2.6 3.0
2010-11 28 PHX NHL 16 1 0.06 0.00 0.06 0.03 0.75 1.38 1 0 1 1 6 0 16 4 -6 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
2011-12 29 PHX NHL 65 4 0.05 0.15 0.20 0.07 0.83 1.34 3 11 14 5 54 0 50 9 13 0.3 3.8 4.1
2012-13 30 PHX NHL 38 3 0.05 0.16 0.21 0.07 0.58 1.16 4 11 15 5 23 0 34 11 0 0.3 1.3 1.6
2013-14 31 PHX NHL 25 1 0.04 0.12 0.16 0.05 0.96 0.88 1 3 4 1 12 0 25 10 -3 0.1 0.6 0.7
10 yrs CBJ NHL 515 47 0.08 0.18 0.26 0.09 0.99 1.45 43 96 139 50 407 83 527 153 -50 6.6 21.7 28.3
4 yrs PHX NHL 144 9 0.05 0.13 0.18 0.06 0.78 1.22 9 25 34 12 95 0 125 34 4 0.6 5.7 6.2
Career NHL 659 56 0.07 0.17 0.24 0.08 0.94 1.40 52 121 173 61 502 83 652 187 -46 7.1 27.4 34.5

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV
2008-09 26 CBJ NHL 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 8 85 21:22 0 0 13 8 0 0
2010-11 28 PHX NHL 4 0 0 0 -2 7 0 0 0 0 7 0.0 17 71 17:43 0 0 12 4 0 1
2011-12 29 PHX NHL 15 2 6 8 -2 4 2 0 0 0 24 8.3 50 279 18:36 0 0 37 27 7 6
Career NHL 23 2 7 9 -4 11 2 0 0 0 34 5.9 75 435 18:56 0 0 62 39 7 7

NHL Playoffs Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2008-09 26 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 4 69.7 66 57 53.7 5.0 50 42 54.3 5.4 5.6 94.1 99.7 37.2 62.8
2010-11 28 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 4 58.8 55 52 51.4 3.9 40 39 50.6 4.5 0.0 92.9 92.9 36.7 63.3
2011-12 29 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 15 220.7 198 275 41.9 -2.5 150 210 41.7 -3.5 8.5 92.9 101.4 42.7 57.3
2 yrs NHL 4 279.5 253 327 43.6 -1.4 190 249 43.3 -2.1 6.9 92.9 99.8 41.6 58.4
Career NHL 4 349.2 319 384 45.4 -0.1 240 291 45.2 -0.7 6.6 93.1 99.7 40.7 59.3

Other Regular Season

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1997-98 15 HC Opava Jr. CzRep-Jr. 38 11 18 29 87
1998-99 16 Sioux City Musketeers USHL 54 4 12 16 100
1999-00 17 Brampton Battalion OHL 67 16 29 45 174
2000-01 18 Brampton Battalion OHL 45 18 36 54 22 59 10 7 1
2000-01 18 Czech Republic WJC-A 7 3 4 7 8 4 0 3 0 2
2001-02 19 Czech Republic WC-A 7 1 2 3 0 2 0 1 0 0
2004-05 22 HC Vsetin CzRep 41 7 17 24 136
2004-05 22 HPK Hameenlinna Finland 9 1 2 3 12
2006-07 24 Czech Republic WC-A 4 1 0 1 -2 8 1 0 0 0
2012-13 30 HC Ocelari Trinec CzRep 18 0 1 1 30
Career 2 Seasons CzRep 59 7 18 25 166
Career 1 Season CzRep-Jr. 38 11 18 29 87
Career 1 Season Finland 9 1 2 3 12
Career 2 Seasons OHL 112 34 65 99 22 233 10 7 1
Career 1 Season USHL 54 4 12 16 100
Career 2 Seasons WC-A 11 2 2 4 -2 10 1 1 0 0
Career 1 Season WJC-A 7 3 4 7 8 4 0 3 0 2

Other Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1997-98 15 HC Opava Jr. CzRep-Jr. 8 2 2 4 0
1998-99 16 Sioux City Musketeers USHL 5 2 0 2 2
1999-00 17 Brampton Battalion OHL 6 1 1 2 21
2000-01 18 Brampton Battalion OHL 9 2 9 11 26
2004-05 22 HPK Hameenlinna Finland 10 0 2 2 12
Career 1 Season CzRep-Jr. 8 2 2 4 0
Career 1 Season Finland 10 0 2 2 12
Career 2 Seasons OHL 15 3 10 13 47
Career 1 Season USHL 5 2 0 2 2

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2014-15)
Thru 13 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Rostislav Klesla 5.7 4.7 4.6 4.1 3.3 2.9 1.9 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.0 0.7 0.5
Normand Rochefort 92.4 5.7 4.6 4.6 4.2 3.5 2.8 2.6 2.3 1.9 1.9 0.8
Larry Cahan 91.0 5.3 4.3 4.0 3.4 3.3 2.6 2.3 1.8 1.0 0.9 0.7
Andrew Ference 91.0 5.4 4.5 4.3 3.5 3.0 2.4 2.2 1.9 1.8 1.4 0.8
Craig Wolanin 90.5 5.8 5.1 4.1 2.6 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.9 1.7 1.5 0.7
Mike Lalor 90.2 5.6 4.1 3.4 3.4 3.2 2.9 2.0 1.8 1.7 0.7 0.4
Alexei Gusarov 89.2 5.7 5.2 4.5 4.3 3.5 3.4 3.3 1.6 1.4 0.7 0.5
Kevin Haller 89.1 5.3 5.0 3.9 3.7 3.3 3.0 2.6 2.4 1.9 1.9 0.1
Michel Petit 88.6 5.7 4.8 4.0 4.0 3.5 3.2 2.8 2.7 1.8 1.6 -0.1
Don Awrey 88.6 5.2 4.9 4.7 4.5 4.0 3.7 2.6 1.7 1.4 0.6 0.3
Craig Rivet 88.5 5.8 5.5 4.9 4.9 3.3 2.6 1.4 1.4 1.3 0.5 0.4
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Rostislav Klesla 5.7 4.7 4.6 4.1 3.3 2.9 1.9 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.0 0.7 0.5
Normand Rochefort 91.8 5.7 4.6 4.6 4.2 3.5 2.8 2.6 2.3 1.9 1.9 0.8 0.2 0.2
Andrew Ference 90.1 5.4 4.7 4.5 4.3 3.5 3.5 3.0 2.4 2.4 2.2 1.9 1.9 1.8 1.4 0.8
Alexei Gusarov 89.2 5.7 5.2 4.5 4.3 3.5 3.4 3.3 1.6 1.4 0.7 0.5
Danny Markov 88.4 5.3 5.2 4.3 4.1 3.5 3.0 2.8 2.0 1.7
Craig Wolanin 88.2 5.8 5.1 4.1 2.6 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.0 0.7 -0.4
Larry Cahan 87.7 5.3 4.3 4.0 3.4 3.3 2.6 2.3 2.3 1.8 1.4 1.0 0.9 0.7
Mike Lalor 87.7 5.6 4.1 3.4 3.4 3.2 2.9 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.7 0.7 0.4
Kevin Haller 87.6 5.3 5.0 3.9 3.7 3.3 3.0 2.6 2.4 1.9 1.9 1.8 0.1 -0.1
Brad Lukowich 87.5 6.1 5.5 4.5 3.9 3.6 2.5 1.8 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.2 0.1
Rhett Warrener 87.0 5.5 5.3 5.0 4.5 3.4 3.0 2.5 2.4 2.1 1.6 0.7 0.7

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

September 17, 2004: Signed as a free agent by Vsetin (CzRep), September 17, 2004.

January 29, 2005: Signed as a free agent by Hameenlinna (Finland), January 29, 2005.

November 30, 2009: Missed majority of 2009-10 due to groin injury vs. St. Louis, November 30, 2009.

February 28, 2011: Traded to Phoenix by Columbus with Dane Byers for Scottie Upshall and Sami Lepisto, February 28, 2011.

September 21, 2012: Signed as a free agent by Trinec (CzRep), September 21, 2012.

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