Petr Kalus

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Petr Kalus
Born (1987-06-29) 29 June 1987 (age 29)
Ostrava, TCH
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Left
National team  Czech Republic
NHL Draft 39th overall, 2005
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2004–present

Petr Kalus (born 29 June 1987 in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech professional ice hockey player who last played with Nottingham Panthers.

Playing career[edit]

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.[1]

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.[2]

On 30 June 2007, Kalus was traded by the Bruins, along with a fourth-round pick to the Minnesota Wild for goaltender Manny Fernandez.[3] 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.[4]

Following a disappointing season with MVD Kalus, on 26 June 2009, decided to return to the Wild for the 2009–10 season.[5] 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.[6]

On 27 April 2011, Kalus signed a try-out contract with Jokerit of the SM-liiga.[7] 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.

In October 2016, Kalus joined Nottingham Panthers.[8] It proved to be a short second stint with the Panthers as, in November 2016, Kalus was released in order to make way for Kristián Kudroč.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 HC Vitkovice CZE 1 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Regina Pats WHL 60 36 22 58 87 6 4 1 5 6
2006–07 Providence Bruins AHL 43 13 17 30 110 9 1 0 1 12
2006–07 Boston Bruins NHL 9 4 1 5 6
2007–08 Houston Aeros AHL 58 8 10 18 57
2008–09 Houston Aeros AHL 2 0 0 0 0
2008–09 HC MVD KHL 17 0 2 2 106
2009–10 Houston Aeros AHL 66 12 11 23 77
2009–10 Minnesota Wild NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Houston Aeros AHL 34 6 2 8 68
2010–11 Springfield Falcons AHL 10 1 0 1 4
2011–12 HC Slavia Praha CZE 30 3 4 7 136
2011–12 Modo Hockey SEL 13 1 2 3 2 6 0 1 1 0
2012–13 SC Fassa ITL 20 8 14 22 36
2012–13 Djurgårdens IF Swe.1 20 4 6 10 45 4 1 1 2 29
NHL totals 11 4 1 5 6
KHL totals 17 0 2 2 106

International[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Czech Republic WJC18 7 0 3 3 12
2006 Czech Republic WJC 5 1 0 1 4
Junior int'l totals 12 1 3 4 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kalus agrees to three-year deal". Boston Bruins. 2006-05-08. Retrieved 2010-04-12. 
  2. ^ "Petr Kalus, Wild - Notes". NHL. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 
  3. ^ "Bruins acquire Manny Fernandez". Canadian Press. 2007-07-01. 
  4. ^ "Prospect leaves Aeros, heads home". Star Tribune. 2008-10-18. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  5. ^ Michael Russo (2009-06-29). "Sources: Kalus coming back to the Wild". Star Tribune. Archived from the original on 1 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-10. 
  6. ^ "Wild deal Petr Kalus to Jackets". 2011-03-01. Retrieved 2011-03-01. 
  7. ^ "Kalus on probation" (in Finnish). 2011-04-27. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  8. ^ http://eliteleague.co.uk/panthers-sign-petr-kalus/
  9. ^ http://eliteleague.co.uk/panthers-sign-kristian-kudroc/

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