Ex-NHL player Petr Klima cause of death, obituary, bio, age, family, wife and stats

Ex-NHL player Petr Klima cause of death, obituary, bio, age, family, wife and stats

Know the cause of death and net worth of Petr Klima

The NHL announced the sad passing of former hockey player Petr Klima, who scored the game-winning goal for the Oilers in the memorable Game 1 of the 1990 Stanley Cup Finals.

Ex-NHL player Petr Klima cause of death, obituary, bio, age, family, wife, stats

He wasn’t even 58.


The NHL announced the news by issuing a statement on Thursday in which it expressed its condolences to his family, friends, and supporters. The NHL expressed its sorrow on the passing of Czech legend Petr Klima, who amassed 313 goals over his 13 NHL seasons.

Klima was not married but was in a relationship with a lady named Irina and had a net worth of $4 million.


Klima, who was selected in the fifth round of the 1983 draft, played for a number of clubs throughout the course of his lengthy career, including the Edmonton Oilers, where he scored one of the team’s most famous goals.

A cause of death has not yet been made public, but he was found unconscious at his home.


Klima scored a goal against Andy Moog of the Boston Bruins in the third overtime of Game 1 of the 1990 Stanley Cup Finals. The Oilers last Stanley Cup victory came in this triple-OT game, which is the longest Stanley Cup Final game in history. Klima also had stints with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Pittsburgh Penguins, L.A. Kings, and Detroit Red Wings.

The Detroit organisation issued a statement expressing its deepest sympathies to the Klima family during this trying time. Kelly and Kevin Klima, Klima’s identical sons, play professional ice hockey as well.

NHL Career

Klma played his entire four-year career with the Wings from 1985 to 1989 before being traded to the Oilers (along with Joe Murphy, Adam Graves, and Jeff Sharples) for Jimmy Carson, Kevin McClelland, and a fifth-round pick in the 1991 NHL Entry draft.


In the longest Stanley Cup Finals game in history, Game 1 of the 1990 Finals against Andy Moog of the Boston Bruins, Klima scored the game-winning goal despite not participating at all in the third period or the first two overtimes. He played for the Oilers from 1980 to 1993 and won the Stanley Cup in 1990. In 1993, Klima was bought by the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for unnamed potential future advantages.

Klma played for the Lightning from 1992 to 1996 for three seasons. Prior to being released in 1997, he spent the 1996–1997 season with the Lumberjacks, Kings, Penguins, and Oilers. He played in the DEL between 1997 and 1998, then in 1998 he sought to make a comeback with the Red Wings. He departed the NHL in 1999, competed in the Czech League for two seasons between 2001 and 2003, and then declared his final retirement in the same year.