Tomáš Káňa

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Tomáš Káňa
Born (1987-11-29) November 29, 1987 (age 27)
Opava, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 208 lb (94 kg; 14 st 12 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
KAZ team
Former teams
Arystan Temirtau
National team  Czech Republic
NHL Draft 31st overall, 2006
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2005–present

Tomáš Káňa (born November 29, 1987 in Opava, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech professional ice hockey player currently playing for Arystan Temirtau in the Kazakhstan Hockey Championship league.[1][2]

Playing career[edit]

Káňa, a center, played two seasons in the Czech Extraliga with HC Vítkovice before being drafted 31st overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. On May 23, 2007, Káňa was signed to a three-year entry level contract with the Blues.[3] Káňa spent the majority of his contract with the Blues' second tier affiliate, the Alaska Aces of the ECHL.

On December 8, 2009, Tomas was traded by St. Louis, along with Brendan Bell, to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Pascal Pelletier.[4] He was then assigned to AHL affiliate, Syracuse Crunch, where he scored an impressive 15 goals in 50 games. With new found confidence Káňa was recalled to the Blue Jackets at the end of the 2009–10 season and made his NHL debut in a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on March 30, 2010.[5] He later recorded his first career NHL points, both assists, in a 4-3 defeat to the Detroit Red Wings on April 7, 2010.[6]

On June 6, 2011, Kana signed a two-year contract to return to his original Czech team HC Vitkovice.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Season Team League Regular season Playoffs
GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 HC Vítkovice CZE 1 0 0 0 0
2005–06 HC Vítkovice CZE 42 5 9 14 50 6 0 1 1 2
2006–07 HC Vítkovice CZE 44 9 7 16 54
2006–07 BK Mladá Boleslav CZE-1 6 2 1 3 16 6 1 0 1 16
2007–08 Alaska Aces ECHL 12 2 0 2 4
2007–08 HC Vítkovice CZE 4 0 1 1 4
2007–08 HC Slovan U.L. CZE 13 1 2 3 16
2007–08 HC Sareza Ostrava CZE-1 8 3 0 3 6
2008–09 Alaska Aces ECHL 30 6 14 20 65 21 1 2 3 10
2008–09 Peoria Rivermen AHL 18 1 0 1 15
2009–10 Alaska Aces ECHL 11 0 6 6 10
2009–10 Syracuse Crunch AHL 50 15 13 28 47
2009–10 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 6 0 2 2 2
2010–11 Springfield Falcons AHL 31 2 4 6 43
NHL totals 6 0 2 2 2
CZE totals 112 19 21 40 128 6 0 1 1 2

International[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Czech Republic WJC18 7 2 4 6 8
2006 Czech Republic WJC 6 2 0 2 6
2007 Czech Republic WJC 6 2 3 5 6
Junior int'l totals 19 6 7 13 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tomas Kana's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
  2. ^ "New players to join Arystan". Baltic Sport Agency. 2013-09-23. 
  3. ^ "Blues ink four prospects to contracts". St. Louis Blues. 2007-05-23. Retrieved 2010-04-22. 
  4. ^ "Blue Jackets send Pelletier to Blues for Bell, Kana". TSN. 2009-12-08. Retrieved 2010-04-22. 
  5. ^ "Columbus 3, Tampa Bay 2". CBS Sports. 2010-03-30. Retrieved 2010-04-22. 
  6. ^ "Red Wings score three in 76 seconds in third to put away Blue Jackets". CBS Sports. 2010-04-07. Retrieved 2010-04-22. 
  7. ^ "Tomas Kana after three years returns to Vitkovice" (in Czech). HC Vitkovice. 2011-06-06. Retrieved 2011-06-06. 

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