|City||Kladno, Czech Republic|
|League||Czech 1. Liga|
|Home arena||Zimní Stadion (Capacity: 8,600)|
|Colours||white, blue ‹See Tfm› ‹See Tfm›|
|Head coach||Zdeněk Vojta|
Hockey Club Kladno, also known as Rytíři Kladno (Kladno Knights) is a Czech professional ice hockey team based in the city of Kladno. They are currently a member of the Czech 1. Liga following relegation at the conclusion of the 2013-2014 season of the Czech Extraliga. The team is owned by the father of National Hockey League player Jaromír Jágr.
Kladno was a particularly strong team in the late 1970s, when it won four consecutive league titles (1975–1978), and again in 1980. The team's star, Milan Nový, was league MVP in 1977, 1981, and 1982, and won six scoring titles. František Pospíšil was league MVP in 1971 and 1972.
During the 2010-2011 season, the team was docked 6 points for having used players who were not correctly registered to the club, an affair which also involved the clubs BK Mladá Boleslav and HC Plzeň.
- 1924 - HOSK Kladno
- 1948 - Sokol Kladno
- 1977 - Poldi SONP Kladno
- 1995 - HC Poldi Kladno
- 1997 - HC Velvana Kladno
- 2000 - HC Vagnerplast Kladno
- 2003 - HC Rabat Kladno
- 2007 - HC GEUS OKNA Kladno
- 2010 - HC Vagnerplast Kladno
- 2011 - Rytíři Kladno
- Czechoslovakia Championships (6): 1959, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980
- European Championships (1): 1977
Updated February 1, 2013.
- "Kladno ice hockey team enters new era with famous Jágr as owner". Prague Monitor. 2011-09-01. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
- "Rozhodnuto: Plzeň, Mladá Boleslav i Kladno přijdou o body". Česká televize (in Czech). 19 November 2010. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
- "Soupiska extraligového A-týmu Rytíři Kladno" (in Czech). www.hc-kladno.cz. Retrieved 2012-11-12.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to HC Kladno.|
- Official web site (Czech)
- Kladno Sport
- Meltzer, Bill. "Kladno: Small Town, Big Draft Legacy" article at NHL.com Retrieved 06-27-06.