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Washington Capitals vs Buffalo Sabres in Washington
Washington Capitals left wing Wojtek Wolski (17) controls the puck against Buffalo Sabres right wing Patrick Kaleta (36) in the second period at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. on January 27, 2013. UPI/Mark Goldman
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Patrick Kaleta (Polish: Patryk Kaleta; born June 8, 1986, in Angola, New York) is an American professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted by the Sabres in the sixth round, 176th overall, of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

Kaleta grew up in the Buffalo suburb of Angola, NY and played most of his minor hockey with Hamburg Hawks and the West Seneca Wings. He played high school hockey for St. Francis HS in Athol Springs. It was there he was discovered by the Peterborough Petes of the OHL who selected him in the 2nd round (31st overall) in the 2002 OHL Draft.

Kaleta spent his junior hockey career with the Peterborough Petes of the OHL where he compiled 147 points and 460 penalty minutes over four seasons. In the 2006 OHL playoffs, Kaleta scored 8 goals and added 10 assists as Peterborough reached the Memorial Cup. Kaleta signed his first professional contract in June, 2006, with the Buffalo Sabres.

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