Petr Kanko (LW)
||Pribram, Czech Republic
2006-07 Season: Appeared in 58 games with the Monarchs…Tallied 19 points (11-8=19) and 57 penalty minutes…Collected two points (1-1=2) and 12 penalty minutes in 11 playoff games.
Career Highlights: Made his NHL debut with the Los Angeles Kings versus the Anaheim Mighty Ducks on December 16, 2005…Scored his first NHL point, the tying goal, in the Kings 4-3 shootout victory over the Mighty Ducks in his debut…Appeared in 10 games with the Kings during the 2005-06 season, recording one point (1-0=1)…Tied the Monarchs franchise record for shorthanded goals in a season with four during the 2005-06 season…Honored with the Union Leader Fan Favorite Award on April 14, 2006…Received the Monarchs Booster Club Player of the Year Award on April 14, 2006…Tallied his first professional point, an assist, against the Springfield Falcons on April 2, 2004…Scored his first professional goal against the Falcons on April 7, 2004…Joined the Monarchs after collecting a career high 68 points (26-42=68) in 55 games with the Ontario Hockey League’s Kitchener Rangers…Appeared in 60 regular season games with the Rangers, recording 67 points (33-34=67) and 123 penalty minutes during the 2002-03 season…His 33 goals were second best on the Rangers…His five short-handed goals tied for the team lead…Participated in the 2003 Hershey Cup All-Star Game…Appeared in 20 of Kitchener’s 21 playoff games…Helped lead the Rangers to the 2003 OHL playoff championship and the Memorial Cup championship with 27 points (11-16=27)…Collected five points (4-1=5) in four Memorial Cup games…Bagged 60 points (28-32=60) in 61 games with the Rangers during the 2001-02 season…Finished his OHL career with 195 points (87-108=195) and 274 penalty minutes in 176 games with the Rangers.
Transactions: Selected by the Kings in the third-round (66th overall) in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft…Signed a three-year contract with the Kings on June 26, 2004…Signed a one-year contract with the Kings on September 19, 2007.
International Play: Represented the Czech Republic at the 2001 World Junior Under-18 tournament in Finland…Recorded seven points (6-1=7) in seven games.