29 June 1987 |
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)|
|National team||Czech Republic|
|NHL Draft||39th overall, 2005
Kalus played three years of junior hockey with HC Vítkovice in the Czech Republic before coming to play for the Regina Pats. Kalus was drafted in the second round, 39th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins. In his first season playing North American hockey, Kalus led the Pats in scoring with 58 points in 60 games. He then signed a three-year entry level contract with the Bruins on 8 May 2006.
In the 2006–07 season, Kalus played 43 games for the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL) with 30 points. He also played nine games for the Boston Bruins with five points. In Kalus' Bruins games, he scored on his first three shots, a feat previously not done in the NHL since 1996.
On 30 June 2007, Kalus was traded by the Bruins, along with a fourth-round pick to the Minnesota Wild for goaltender Manny Fernandez. He was assigned to the Houston Aeros of the AHL. At the start of the 2008–09 season on 18 October 2008, Kalus left the Houston Aeros to play for HC MVD of the KHL, with the Wild retaining Kalus' rights through 30 June 2010.
Following a disappointing season with MVD Kalus, on 26 June 2009, decided to return to the Wild for the 2009–10 season. During the 2010-11 season, Kalus' tenure with the Wild ended when he was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets for future considerations on 1 March 2011. He was immediately assigned to AHL affiliate, the Springfield Falcons.
On 27 April 2011, Kalus signed a try-out contract with Jokerit of the SM-liiga. He was selected to return to his native Czech Republic with HC Slavia Praha before joining team MODO of the Swedish Elite Serien. Last season Petr performed very well for Djurgarden IF.
Regular season and playoffs
|2011–12||HC Slavia Praha||CZE||30||3||4||7||136||—||—||—||—||—|
|Junior int'l totals||12||1||3||4||16|
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