September 23, 1996 |
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.
August 23, 1996 |
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."
November 19, 1995 |
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.
June 16, 1989 |
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."
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.