Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Robert Kron
A skillful left-winger with a reliable scoring touch, Robert Kron began with Ingstav Brno in the second division Czech league in 1983-84 before moving up the next year to play the first of four years with Zetor Brno. As his reputation grew he eventually played two years with well-known Dukla Trencin team.

His speed and creative talents with the puck made him a useful offensive player and penalty killer. Internationally, Kron played for Czechoslovakia at three consecutive World Junior Championships between 1985 and 1987. He won two silver medals and was named the best forward at 1987 tournament. The talented forward was chosen 88th overall in the 1985 Entry Draft by the Vancouver Canucks. After joining the senior national team, he helped his country win consecutive bronze medals at the World Championships (1989-90) and was a member of Czechoslovakia's entry at the 1991 Canada Cup.

Kron joined the Canucks in 1990-91 and scored 32 points as a rookie. He was a part time player there until he was traded to the Hartford Whalers in March 1993. Kron thrived on an increased workload and hit the 20-goal mark twice for Whalers. He remained with franchise when it moved to Carolina in 1997-98.

After seven full seasons with Hartford/Carolina, Kron was claimed by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft and went on to play two seasons with the club before opting to return overseas in 2002-03. Kron suited up one season for Lukko Rauma before retiring from the games following the 2002-03 season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1983-84 Ingstav Brno Czech-2 3 0 1 1 0
1983-84 Czechoslovakia EJC-A 5 2 2 4 6
1984-85 Zetor Brno Czech 40 6 8 14 6
1984-85 Czechoslovakia WJC-A 7 3 5 8 4
1984-85 Czechoslovakia EJC-A 5 3 4 7 0
1985-86 Zetor Brno Czech 44 5 6 11
1985-86 Czechoslovakia WJC-A 7 3 1 4 6
1986-87 Zetor Brno Czech 34 18 11 29 10
1986-87 Czechoslovakia WJC-A 5 1 2 3 4
1987-88 Zetor Brno Czech 44 14 7 21 30
1988-89 Dukla Trencin Czech 43 28 19 47 26
1988-89 Czechoslovakia WEC-A 10 2 2 4 2
1989-90 Dukla Trencin Czech 39 22 22 44
1989-90 Czechoslovakia WEC-A 10 0 1 1 0
1990-91 Vancouver Canucks NHL 76 12 20 32 21 -11
1991-92 Czechoslovakia Can-Cup 5 0 0 0 0
1991-92 Vancouver Canucks NHL 36 2 2 4 2 -9 11 1 2 3 2
1992-93 Vancouver Canucks NHL 32 10 11 21 14 +10
1992-93 Hartford Whalers NHL 13 4 2 6 4 -5
1993-94 Hartford Whalers NHL 77 24 26 50 8 0
1994-95 Hartford Whalers NHL 37 10 8 18 10 -3
1995-96 Hartford Whalers NHL 77 22 28 50 6 -1
1996-97 Hartford Whalers NHL 68 10 12 22 10 -18
1997-98 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 81 16 20 36 12 -8
1998-99 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 75 9 16 25 10 -13 5 2 0 2 0
1999-00 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 81 13 27 40 8 -4
2000-01 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 59 8 11 19 10 +4
2001-02 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 59 4 11 15 4 -14
2001-02 Syracuse Crunch AHL 6 2 4 6 5 +1
2002-03 Lukko Rauma Finland 23 4 8 12 6
NHL Totals 771 144 194 338 119 16 3 2 5 2


Named Best Forward at WJC-A (1987) Traded to Hartford by Vancouver with Vancouver's 3rd round pick (Marek Malik) in 1993 NHL Draft and future considerations (Jim Sandlak, May 17, 1993) for Murray Craven and Vancouver's 5th round pick (previously acquired, Vancouver selected Scott Walker) in 1993 NHL Draft, March 22, 1993. Transferred to Carolina after Hartford franchise relocated, June 25, 1997. Claimed by Columbus from Carolina in Expansion Draft, June 23, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Lukko Rauma (Finland, July 29, 2002.
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