Tampa Bay Lightning: 20 Greatest Goal Scorers In Franchise History

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Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

15. Petr Klima

Single Season High Goals: 28

Career High Goals: 313

Drafted in the fifth round (88th overall) of the 1983 National Hockey League Entry Draft by the Detroit Red Wings, Petr Klima would see much success throughout his National Hockey League career. After spending his junior years with CHZ Litvinov and an interesting story on defecting to the United States from his native country of Czechoslovakia, Klima would enjoy a quality NHL career, with some of those years spent in Tampa Bay.

After winning a Stanley Cup championship with the Edmonton Oilers in 1990, Klima would play for Edmonton until the 1993-94 season before he was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning. In three seasons in Tampa Bay, Klima would score 63 goals, with 28 coming in his first season with the team during the 1993-94 season.

Petr Klima was always an interesting player, starting with his time in Detroit where he was suspended indefinitely for breaking team rules  and later got in trouble for problems with alcohol and drugs. However, once he got his act his act together, Klima became one of the better scorers in the NHL.

Klima spend the last remaining good years of his National Hockey League career in Tampa Bay with the Lightning before bouncing around different teams and leagues around the world. Though his Lightning career was short, Klima still ranks number 15 on our list for the top scorers in franchise history.

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