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Kyle Calder
Kyle Calder
Left Wing
(KAWL-dehr, KIGHL)
Number: 19
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 177
Shoots: Left
Born: Jan 5, 1979
Birthplace: Mannville, AB, Canada
Acquired: Signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on July 2, 2007.
Drafted: CHI / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 5th (130th overall)
2007-08: Played in his 500th career NHL game March 15, 2008 at Minnesota...Notched two assists Feb. 28, 2008 at Edmonton...Notched two points (1-1=2) Feb. 7, 2008 at Detroit...Notched two assists Jan. 1, 2008 vs. Chicago...Notched two assists and was a season-high plus-3 Dec. 12, 2007 at Chicago...Notched 100th career NHL goal Oct. 10, 2007 at Dallas…Missed 15 games due to injury.

2006-07: Recorded 21 points (9-12=21) and 36 penalty minutes in 59 regular season games with Philadelphia… Played in 19 regular season games with Detroit and recorded 14 points (5-9=14), 22 penalty minutes and a plus-6 rating…Sent to Detroit as part of a three-team trade involving the Flyers, the Red Wings and Chicago on Feb. 26, 2007 (see transactions)…Appeared in a career high 13 postseason games with Detroit.

2005-06: Recorded 59 points (26-33=59) and 52 penalty minutes in 79 regular season games with Chicago…Led the team in goals, assists, points and game-winning goals (6)…Set career highs in goals and points…Tied for second on the Blackhawks with six power-play goals…Notched 200th career NHL point with an assist March 24, 2006 vs. Dallas…Had a teamhigh nine-game point streak, which lasted from March 15, 2006 to April 1, 2006 (7-4=11)…Registered an eight-game scoring streak, which lasted from Nov. 6, 2005 to Dec. 2, 2005 (3-9=12)…Named an alternate captain for Chicago on Oct. 4, 2005.

2004-05: Appeared in 12 regular season games for Sodertalje SK (Sweden) and registered six points (5- 1=6).

2003-04: Finished fifth on Chicago with 39 points (21- 18=39)…Reached the 20-goal plateau for the first time in career…His 21 goals tied him for third on Chicago…Tied for the team lead with a career-high 10 power-play goals.

2002-03: One of four Chicago players to appear in all 82 regular season games…Tied for fourth on the team with 15 goals, ranked third with 27 assists, and fourth with 42 points…Led the team with seven power-play goals…Led the team in road scoring with 25 points (8- 17=25)…Played in his 200th career NHL game March 7, 2003 vs. Calgary…Recorded his 100th career NHL assist and tied his career high for assists in a game with three Feb. 15, 2003 at Columbus.

2001-02: Played his first full season in the NHL… Equaled his previous career high for points in a game and set a new mark for assists in a game with three helpers Feb. 13, 2002 vs. Florida…Played in the NHL’s YoungStars Game at the All-Star Break, recording a goal and an assist while being credited with a gamehigh 14 shots on goal in Los Angeles on Feb. 1, 2002.

2000-01: Recalled by Chicago on Jan. 2, 2001…Began the season at Norfolk (AHL) where he played in 35 regular season games and had 24 points (11-13=24), 21 penalty minutes and had a plus-11 rating.

1999-00: Split the season between Chicago and Cleveland (IHL)…Appeared in eight regular season games with Chicago, recording two points (1-1=2) and two penalty minutes…Made his NHL debut Oct. 21, 1999 at Anaheim…Recorded his first NHL goal Dec. 14, 1999 at San Jose…Recorded his first NHL assist Feb. 18, 2000 vs. Washington…Played in 74 regular season games with Cleveland (IHL), registering 36 points (14-22=36) and 43 penalty minutes.

LAST AMATEUR CLUB: Kamloops, WHL.

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Chicago in the fifth round (130th overall) in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft…Traded to Philadelphia by Chicago for Michal Handzus on Aug. 4, 2006…Traded to Chicago by Philadelphia for Lasse Kukkonen and Chicago’s thirdround selection in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft (Garrett Klotz) on Feb. 26, 2007…Acquired by Detroit from Philadelphia for Jason Williams on Feb. 26, 2007.

INTERNATIONAL PLAY: Represented Canada at the 2006 World Championships (9 GP, 3-2=5, 10 PIM) and the 2003 World Championships (9 GP, 1-1=2) where he won a gold medal…Also participated in the 2002 World Championships for Canada (3 GP, 0- 0=0)…Captured a silver medal as a member of Team Canada at the 1999 World Junior Championships (7 GP, 2-6=8).

PERSONAL: Lives in Chicago during the summer… Nickname is Grease…Wife’s name is Alecia…Has two children, Madison and Kayden…Favorite movie is Joe Dirt…Favorite actress is Jennifer Aniston…Favorite actor is Jack Nicholson…Favorite band is AC/DC…Favorite NHL city other than Los Angeles is Edmonton…Favorite sports to play other than hockey are golf and squash…Favorite hockey moment is winning the World Championships…Favorite professional athlete is Michael Jordan…Favorite hockey player is Derek Morris…Favorite road arena is Rexall Place in Edmonton…Favorite vacations are Winnebago drives…Favorite TV show is Cold Case…Favorite holiday is Christmas…Childhood idols are his brother and father…Typical pre-game meal is pasta with chicken… Supports Hockey Fights Cancer…If not for hockey he’d be an engineer…Made a special appearance on the Price is Right's Kings/hockey-themed “Showcase Showdown” (taped Sept. 9, 2008; scheduled to air Nov. 5, 2008).