Tomáš Kůrka

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Tomáš Kůrka
Born (1981-12-14) December 14, 1981 (age 33)
Most, Czechoslovakia
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
EIHL team
Former teams
Cardiff Devils
Carolina Hurricanes
HC Litvínov
HC Sparta Praha
NHL Draft 32nd overall, 2000
Carolina Hurricanes
Playing career 2001–present

Tomáš Kůrka (born December 14, 1981) is a Czech professional ice hockey forward currently playing for The Cardiff Devils in the EIHL.

Playing career[edit]

Kůrka was drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes as their second-round pick, #32 overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. Kůrka spent two seasons playing junior level in the Ontario Hockey League with the Plymouth Whalers before moving to the Hurricanes organization in 2001.

After spending a season in the American Hockey League with the Lowell Lock Monsters, Kůrka made his NHL debut with the Hurricanes during 2002–03 NHL season, playing 14 games, scoring 3 goals and 2 assists for 5 points. He would go on to play just 3 more games for Carolina, scoring no points. With the 2004–05 NHL season locked-out and eventually cancelled, Kůrka split the season in the AHL with the Providence Bruins and back home in the Czech Republic for HC Litvínov.

He chose to remain in Europe, signing for KalPa in the Finnish SM-liiga. He also played for Ilves in the same league, before moving to Södertälje SK in the Swedish HockeyAllsvenskan.

Kůrka then returned to the Czech Extraliga in 2007, signing for HC České Budějovice.

On the 8th November 2013, Tomas Kůrka was announced as a Cardiff Devils player, he will play his first game for the Devils on Sunday 10 November 2013 against the Hull Stingrays. He scored a Penalty Shot on his full debut.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–2000 Plymouth Whalers OHL 64 36 28 64 37 17 7 6 13 6
2000–01 Plymouth Whalers OHL 47 15 29 44 20 16 8 13 21 13
2001–02 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 71 13 15 28 24 5 1 1 2 2
2002–03 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 61 17 12 29 10 -- -- -- -- --
2002–03 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 14 3 2 5 2 -- -- -- -- --
2003–04 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 55 6 26 32 14 -- -- -- -- --
2003–04 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2004–05 HC Litvínov Cze 29 1 5 6 6 -- -- -- -- --
2004–05 Providence Bruins AHL 40 8 3 11 4 17 4 3 7 13
2005–06 KalPa SM-l 56 23 11 34 20 -- -- -- -- --
2006–07 Ilves Tampere SM-l 19 2 5 7 6 -- -- -- -- --
2006–07 KalPa SM-l 18 3 4 7 8 -- -- -- -- --
2006–07 Södertälje SK Swe-1 10 2 3 5 0 -- -- -- -- --
2007–08 HC České Budějovice Cze 52 19 15 34 20 -- -- -- -- --
2008–09 HC České Budějovice Cze 50 17 13 30 20 -- -- -- -- --
2009-10 HC České Budějovice Cze 12 7 5 12 4 -- -- -- -- --
2009-10 HC Slavia Praha Cze 31 17 12 19 31 -- -- -- -- --
2010-11 HC Sparta Praha Cze 38 4 8 12 12 -- -- -- -- --
2010-11 HC Pardubice Cze 7 0 2 2 2 -- -- -- -- --
2012-13 Krefeld Pinguine DEL 9 2 2 4 0 6 1 3 4 2
2013-14 Cardiff Devils EIHL 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 17 3 2 5 2 -- -- -- -- --

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