Petr Kanko

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Petr Kanko
Born (1984-02-07) February 7, 1984 (age 33)
Příbram, Czechoslovakia
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Left
team
Former teams
Free Agent
HC Sparta Praha
Los Angeles Kings
HC Oceláři Třinec
HC Litvinov
Orli Znojmo
NHL Draft 66th overall, 2002
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2001–present

Petr Kanko (born 7 February 1984) is a professional ice hockey right winger who currently an Unrestricted Free Agent. He most recently played for the AZ Havířov of the 1. národní hokejová liga and formerly for the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL.

Playing career[edit]

Petr Kanko came to North America in 2001 to play for the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL. He produced for the team right away, and was part of their Memorial Cup winning team of 2003. Five members of that team, including Kanko, have since gone on to play in the NHL. Also, he was drafted 66th overall by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

Kanko graduated from the Kitchener Rangers in 2004 after scoring 68 points in 55 games for them. He moved on to the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL. It took him a while to get his bearings in the pros, in part to his small stature, but in the 2005–06 season he played well enough to get called up to the Kings. In his first game in the NHL on 16 December 2005 against the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Kanko scored the game-tying goal in the third period that enabled the Kings to advance to the shootout, which they would win to take the game 4–3.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 HC Sparta Praha Czech 6 1 0 1 0
2001–02 Kitchener Rangers OHL 61 28 32 60 54 4 0 2 2 0
2002–03 Kitchener Rangers OHL 60 33 34 67 123 20 11 16 27 17
2003–04 Kitchener Rangers OHL 55 26 42 68 97 5 2 2 4 10
2003–04 Manchester Monarchs AHL 6 1 3 4 0 6 1 3 4 2
2004–05 Manchester Monarchs AHL 60 4 14 18 118 6 0 0 0 18
2005–06 Manchester Monarchs AHL 60 15 12 27 52 7 1 1 2 5
2005–06 Los Angeles Kings NHL 10 1 0 1 0
2006–07 Manchester Monarchs AHL 58 11 8 19 57 11 1 1 2 12
2007–08 Manchester Monarchs AHL 36 3 4 7 47 4 1 0 1 2
2007–08 Reading Royals ECHL 1 0 0 0 2
2008–09 HC Oceláři Třinec Czech 38 6 12 18 24 3 0 1 1 4
2009–10 HC Oceláři Třinec Czech 45 3 1 4 32 5 0 0 0 16
2010–11 HC Slovan Ústečtí Lvi Czech.1 24 3 7 10 65
2010–11 HC Litvínov Czech 1 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Orli Znojmo EBEL 43 7 13 20 70 4 0 1 1 2
2012–13 HC Frydek-Mistek Czech.2 16 4 7 11 0
2012–13 AZ Havířov Czech.2 23 10 8 18 30 8 2 5 7 8
2013–14 AZ Havířov Czech.1 39 3 5 8 46 4 2 0 2 2
NHL totals 10 1 0 1 0

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2001 Czech Republic WJC18 4th 7 6 1 7 4
2004 Czech Republic WJC 4th 7 1 1 2 4
Junior totals 14 7 2 9 8

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