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November 13, 1985 | CHRIS BAKER, Times Staff Writer
To Nick Polano, assistant general manager, & Jim Lites, executive vice president, Detroit Red Wings: Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to help Petr Klima defect from the Czechoslovakian national ice hockey team. Klima secretly signed a reported $2.5-million, 10-year contract to play for the Red Wings during the 1984 Canada Cup tournament at Vancouver in September. You must also arrange to smuggle Klima's girlfriend out of Czechoslovakia. You can identify her by her birthmark.
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February 1, 1997 | Associated Press
The Pittsburgh Penguins bought out the contract of left winger Petr Klima, who was acquired from the Kings on Oct. 25. Klima, who had been playing for the Cleveland Lumberjacks of the International Hockey League, is free to sign with any team.
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May 31, 1989
Detroit Red Wing Petr Klima was arraigned on a drunken driving charge, his third such offense since arriving from his native Czechoslovakia in 1985.
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October 26, 1996 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Petr Klima experiment did not even make it past the first month of the season, as the Kings traded the lethargic forward to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday for a conditional draft pick in 1997. Klima, who had no goals and four assists in eight games, was acquired from the Tampa Bay Lightning in August for a conditional draft pick in 1997. And he didn't come cheaply, making $835,000 this season.
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February 1, 1997 | Associated Press
The Pittsburgh Penguins bought out the contract of left winger Petr Klima, who was acquired from the Kings on Oct. 25. Klima, who had been playing for the Cleveland Lumberjacks of the International Hockey League, is free to sign with any team.
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August 23, 1996 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Kings continued rebuilding their offense Thursday, acquiring left winger Petr Klima from the Tampa Bay Lightning for a 1997 conditional draft choice. In 67 games for Tampa Bay last season, Klima had 22 goals and was the team's third-leading scorer with 52 points. "Petr Klima is a proven NHL goal-scorer with excellent speed," King General Manager Sam McMaster said. "He will be a big addition to our power play and overall team speed."
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June 2, 1989
The Boys and Girls Club of Royal Oak, Mich., banished Petr Klima, Detroit Red Wings hockey player, for his latest arrest on drunk driving charges. Klima, who had been performing 48 hours of community service because of a drunk driving arrest in February, spoke at the club on May 25 and warned about the dangers of drinking and driving. "He's not credible to the kids," said Jack Salter, the club's executive director. "He said one thing to the kids last week, and four days later he's arrested.
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June 16, 1989 | Associated Press
The St. Louis Blues on Thursday traded their all-time leading scorer, Bernie Federko, and left wing Tony McKegney to the Detroit Red Wings for center Adam Oates and right wing Paul MacLean. Federko, 33, who has played his 13-year career with the Blues, scored 1,073 points in 923 games. He said he was sorry to leave St. Louis but looked forward to going to Detroit. "Jacques Demers is a very good coach," Federko said. "I had three of my very best years with the Blues when he was coaching, so I'm excited that I'm going to be back playing for him."
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September 23, 1996 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Most veterans hate playing exhibition games, but left wing Petr Klima is eager to be in the Kings' lineup. So far, Coach Larry Robinson is obliging him, and the six-time 30-goal scorer produced his first goal in Saturday's 4-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks. "I want to get used to the team and the system," said Klima, who was acquired from Tampa Bay in August for a conditional 1997 draft pick. "We've got a lot of new guys, and I'm one of them.
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August 23, 1996 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Kings continued rebuilding their offense Thursday, acquiring left winger Petr Klima from the Tampa Bay Lightning for a 1997 conditional draft choice. In 67 games for Tampa Bay last season, Klima had 22 goals and was the team's third-leading scorer with 52 points. "Petr Klima is a proven NHL goal-scorer with excellent speed," King General Manager Sam McMaster said. "He will be a big addition to our power play and overall team speed."
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November 19, 1995 | From Associated Press
After squandering third-period leads often this season, the Tampa Bay Lightning finally enjoyed the view from the other side. Petr Klima set up Alexander Selivanov's tying goal with 2.2 seconds left in regulation and then had the game-winner at 2:06 of overtime as the Lightning rallied to defeat the Vancouver Canucks, 5-4, at St. Petersburg, Fla. Both goals came as the result of Klima's slap shots from the high slot.
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June 16, 1989 | Associated Press
The St. Louis Blues on Thursday traded their all-time leading scorer, Bernie Federko, and left wing Tony McKegney to the Detroit Red Wings for center Adam Oates and right wing Paul MacLean. Federko, 33, who has played his 13-year career with the Blues, scored 1,073 points in 923 games. He said he was sorry to leave St. Louis but looked forward to going to Detroit. "Jacques Demers is a very good coach," Federko said. "I had three of my very best years with the Blues when he was coaching, so I'm excited that I'm going to be back playing for him."
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June 2, 1989
The Boys and Girls Club of Royal Oak, Mich., banished Petr Klima, Detroit Red Wings hockey player, for his latest arrest on drunk driving charges. Klima, who had been performing 48 hours of community service because of a drunk driving arrest in February, spoke at the club on May 25 and warned about the dangers of drinking and driving. "He's not credible to the kids," said Jack Salter, the club's executive director. "He said one thing to the kids last week, and four days later he's arrested.
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May 31, 1989
Detroit Red Wing Petr Klima was arraigned on a drunken driving charge, his third such offense since arriving from his native Czechoslovakia in 1985.
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May 30, 1989 | From Associated Press
Detroit Red Wings star Petr Klima, who vowed in December he would never drive drunk again, was in jail this morning after his arrest on another drunk-driving charge. Klima, on probation for an October incident, was arrested about 10:30 p.m. Monday by police from Bloomfield Township and taken to the Oakland County jail, Police Sgt. Mike Aperauch said. Unidentified police sources told the Detroit News that Klima was arrested for driving under the influence of liquor. Subdued on Lawn A witness told the Detroit Free Press in today's editions that Klima was pulled over along a road near Troy.
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