Milan Kraft

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Milan Kraft
Born (1980-01-17) January 17, 1980 (age 34)
Plzeň, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for HC Plzeň
Pittsburgh Penguins
HC Karlovy Vary
Avangard Omsk
HC Slavia Praha
KLH Chomutov
National team  Czech Republic
NHL Draft 23rd overall, 1998
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 1996–2013

Milan Kraft (born January 17, 1980) is a Czech former professional ice hockey centre. He was drafted in the first round, 23rd overall, by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.

Kraft appeared in 207 games over four seasons with the Penguins, with his most successful season coming in 2003–04 when he scored 19 goals and recorded 21 assists. During the 2004–05 NHL lockout he returned to Plzeň to play for HC Lasselsberger Plzeň of the Czech Extraliga. He also had a brief stint with Avangard Omsk of the Russian Super League before signing with HC Energie Karlovy Vary of the Czech Extraliga where he has remained since the 2005–06 season. He then moved to rivals HC Slavia Praha and helped the team capture the Czech Extraliga title during the 2007–08 season. Kraft spent the final four years of his career captaining KLH Chomutov until announcing his retirement at the conclusion of the 2012–13 season.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 HC Plzeň CZE 9 0 1 1 2
1997–98 HC Plzeň CZE 16 0 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0
1998–99 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 68 40 46 86 32 14 7 13 20 6
1999–00 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 56 34 35 69 42 6 4 1 5 4
2000–01 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 40 21 23 44 27 14 12 7 19 6
2000–01 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 42 7 7 14 8 8 0 0 0 2
2001–02 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 8 4 4 8 10
2001–02 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 68 8 8 16 16
2002–03 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 40 13 24 37 28 6 2 4 6 4
2002–03 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 31 7 5 12 10
2003–04 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 66 19 21 40 18
2004–05 HC Plzeň CZE 17 2 4 6 6
2004–05 HC Karlovy Vary CZE 35 9 10 19 20
2005–06 Avangard Omsk RSL 29 2 5 7 14
2005–06 HC Karlovy Vary CZE 19 7 5 12 16
2006–07 HC Karlovy Vary CZE 25 6 3 9 28 3 0 0 0 8
2007–08 HC Karlovy Vary CZE 29 8 4 12 37 19 4 1 5 63
2008–09 HC Slavia Praha CZE 21 2 4 6 2
2009–10 KLH Chomutov Cze.1 38 15 28 43 36 16 6 13 19 22
2010–11 KLH Chomutov Cze.1 34 14 23 37 10 13 5 8 13 12
2011–12 KLH Chomutov Cze.1 50 23 33 56 18 19 4 9 13 4
2012–13 KLH Chomutov CZE 45 9 11 20 12
NHL totals 207 41 41 82 52 8 0 0 0 2

International[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for  Czech Republic
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Bronze 2000 Umea
Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
1997 Czech Republic EJC18 4 0 0 0 0
1998 Czech Republic EJC18 6 5 3 8 6
2000 Czech Republic WJC 7 5 7 12 0
2004 Czech Republic WC 7 1 1 2 2
Junior int'l totals 17 10 10 20 6
Senior int'l totals 7 1 1 2 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pirates will have a new captain; Milan Kraft ends his career" (in Czech). KLH Chomutov. 2013-07-31. Retrieved 2013-07-31. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Róbert Döme
Pittsburgh Penguins first round draft pick
1998
Succeeded by
Konstantin Koltsov