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Milan Kraft
Milan Kraft
Center
(KRAFT, MIH-lan)
Number: 14
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 212
Shoots: Right
Born: Jan 17, 1980
Birthplace: Plzen, Czech Republic
Drafted: PIT / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (23rd overall)

2006-07: Played in 26 games with Karlovy Vary in the Czech league…Tallied nine points (6+3)…Added 28 PIMs.

2005-06: Appeared in 19 games in the Czech league with Karlovy Vary…Tallied 12 points (7+5) and added 16 PIMs…Played in 29 games with Omsk Avangard in the Russian Super League…Had seven points (2+5) and 14 PIMs.

2004-05: Played in 52 games in the Czech league with Lasselsberger Plzen (17 games) and Energie Karlovy Vary (35 games)…Recorded a combined 25 points (11+14) and 26 penalty minutes.

2003-04: Set new career-highs in goals, assists and points…Appeared in 66 games with the Penguins, recording 40 points (19+21) and 18 penalty minutes…Recorded 22 points (6+16) in 34 home games and 18 points (13+5) in 32 road games…Recorded 11 points (4+7) in 19 games against the Atlantic Division…Led the team with 13 road goals…Ranked third on the team in scoring, second in goals and tied for third in assists…Ranked second on the team with 13 even strength goals and fourth with 23 even strength points…Ranked third with 17 power-play points…Ranked fourth with 134 shots on goal…Scored two goals Nov. 7 @ Florida…Recorded two points (1+1) Nov. 15 vs. Florida…Scored two goals Dec. 9 @ Vancouver…Scored two goals Mar. 7 @ NY Rangers…Set a new career-high in assists and points in a game with three assists Mar. 14 vs. Philadelphia…Recorded a point in five straight games, Mar. 7-16 (2+7)…Recorded a point in four straight games, Mar. 21-27 (2+3)…Recorded two points (1+1) in seven games with the Czech Republic at the World Championship.

2002-03: Appeared in 31 games with the Penguins…Recorded 12 points (7+5) and ten penalty minutes…Recorded his second career two-assist game Dec. 17 @ Phoenix…Recorded his first career two-goal game Dec. 30 vs. Atlanta…Recorded a point in a career-high seven consecutive games, Dec. 17-30 (5+4)…Scored the game-winning goal Jan. 17 @ Tampa Bay…Appeared in 40 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL)…Recorded 37 points (13+24) and 28 penalty minutes…Ranked ninth on team in scoring despite playing in only 40 games…Recorded a point in 11 straight AHL games, Nov. 15-Mar. 2 (7+11)…Recorded a point in 26 of 40 games…Recorded a seven-game point streak, Mar. 19-Apr. 2 (3+6)…Tied for first on the team with six points (2+4) in six playoff games.

2001-02: Set a career high in games played (68) with the Penguins…Ranked 12th on the team in points and eighth in shots (103)…Recorded two points, equaling his career-high, four times – Nov. 27 vs. New Jersey (1+1); Dec. 6 at Boston (1+1); Jan. 24 at the Islanders (0+2) and Mar. 9 vs. the Rangers (1+1)…Played in his 100th career game Mar. 24 vs. Washington…Played in eight games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) after being assigned on Dec. 28…Collected eight points (4+4) 10 penalty minutes and a plus-8 rating.

2000-01: Recorded 14 points (7+7) in 42 games with the Penguins…Scored his first NHL goal in his third game Oct. 14 vs. the Rangers (Kirk McLean)…Notched his first NHL assist Nov. 3 at Vancouver…Had a five game point streak from Nov. 3-11 (3+3=6)…Had a goal in three straight games Nov. 8-11…Played in 40 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, recording 44 points (21+23)…Tied for fifth on the team with six power play goals…Had a point in 29 of his 40 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (72.5%)…Notched 11 multi-point games, seven with two points and four with three points…Was scoreless in eight playoff games with the Penguins…Made his playoff debut in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at Buffalo May 5…Was recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on May 4…Played in 14 playoff games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and ranked third on the team with 19 points (12+7)…His 12 goals paced the club…Tied for second on the team with four power play goals and two game-winning goals…Ranked fifth in league playoff scoring and first among rookies…Totaled seven multi-point games, five with two points and two with three points.

1999-00: Led Prince Albert of the Western Hockey League with 34 goals…Ranked second on the team with 69 points, despite playing in only 56 games…Led the Raiders with four game-winning goals and was second with 12 power play goals…Named Outstanding Forward of the 2000 World Junior Championships after collecting 12 points (5+7) in seven games, leading the Czech Republic to the tournament championship.

1998-99: Led Prince Albert with 86 points which tied for 14th in the WHL…Led the Raiders with 40 goals and ranked second with 46 assists…Tied for the team lead with 20 points (7+13) in 14 playoff games…His 13 playoff assists led the team.

1997-98: Played 16 games with Plzen in the Czech. League, recording five assists…Also appeared in one playoff game…Recorded 43 points (22+21) in 24 games with Plzen in the Czech Junior League…Was captain of the 1998 Czech Republic Under-18 team.

1996-97: Played in nine games with Plzen, recording one assist…In 29 games with the Plzen Junior team, collected 36 points (24+12).

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