Rostislav Klesla

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Birthday
21, 1982
Birthplace
Czech Republic
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
21, 1982 (age 37)
Birthplace
Czech Republic

About

NHL defender who was selected 4th overall in the 2000 NHL Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets. He spent the first nine years of his NHL career in Columbus before a 2011 trade sent him to the Phoenix Coyotes.

Before Fame

He played for the Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL and the Brampton Battalion of the OHL before debuting in the NHL.

Trivia

He was traded to the Buffalo Sabres in 2014 but chose to return to Europe to continue his career and retire from the NHL.

Family Life

He was born in Novy Jicin, Czechoslovakia.

Associated With

He and winger Rick Nash were teammates in Columbus.