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Coyotes Recall Klesla from AHL

Thursday, 12.19.2013 / 8:23 AM MT / News
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Coyotes Recall Klesla from AHL

Thursday, December 19, 2013

GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have recalled defenseman Rostislav Klesla from the Portland Pirates, the club’s America Hockey League (AHL) affiliate.

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Klesla has recorded 1-1-2 with a plus-1 rating in six games with the Pirates this season. He has also appeared in 15 games with the Coyotes, totaling 1-2-3 with 10 penalty minutes (PIM).

In parts of 13 NHL seasons, the 31-year-old native of Novy Jicin, Czech Republic has registered 48-110-158 with 606 PIM in 649 career NHL Games.

Klesla was originally drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round (fourth overall) in the 2000 Entry Draft. is the official Web site of the Arizona Coyotes. The Arizona Coyotes and are trademarks of IceArizona Hockey Co LLC, NHL, NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL Logos and marks NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 2015 The Arizona Coyotes and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | AdChoices | Contact Us