Tomáš Tatar

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Tomáš Tatar
Tomas Tatar Griffins.jpg
Born (1990-12-01) December 1, 1990 (age 23)
Ilava, Czechoslovakia
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team Detroit Red Wings
National team  Slovakia
NHL Draft 60th overall, 2009
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 2009–present

Tomáš Tatar (born December 1, 1990) is a Slovak professional ice hockey left winger who is currently playing for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL)

Playing career[edit]

Tatar was drafted 60th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.[1] Tatar was also drafted 15th overall by SKA St. Petersburg in the 2009 KHL Entry Draft. On September 25, 2009, Tatar signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Detroit Red Wings.[2] After signing with the Detroit Red Wings, Tatar was assigned to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate the Grand Rapids Griffins.[3]

Tatar made his NHL debut on December 31, 2010, where he scored his first NHL goal against Dwayne Roloson of the New York Islanders,[1]

During the 2011–2012 season, Tatar was the leading scorer for the Griffins in his third professional season. Skating in all 76 games for the Griffins, Tatar scored 24 goals and 34 assists. The Griffins failed to make the AHL playoffs; finishing fourth in the North Division.

During the 2012–2013 season, Tatar played for three different teams. Due to the 2012–13 NHL lockout, Tatar started the season with the ŠHK 37 Piešťany in Slovakia, where he played eight games and recorded five goals and five assists. Following the NHL lockout, Tatar played in 18 games for the Detroit Red Wings, and recorded four goals and three assists. Tatar ended the season with the Grand Rapids Griffins, where he won the Calder Cup. Tatar was the leading scorer for the Griffins during the playoffs, scoring 16 goals and five assists in 24 games, and was awarded the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy for the most valuable player of the 2013 Calder Cup playoffs.[4]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for  Slovakia
Ice hockey
World Championships
Silver 2012 Helsinki

Tatar represented Slovakia at the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, where he finished tied for fourth in tournament scoring, recording seven goals and four assists in seven games. Tatar again represented Slovakia at the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, where he scored three goals and two assists in six games. That same year he also represented Slovakia at the 2010 IIHF World Championship, scoring two goals in six games.

Tatar played for Slovakia at the 2012 IIHF World Championship, where he was the youngest played on the roster. Tatar skated in all ten games for silver-medal winning Slovakia at the World Championships; finishing with two goals and three assists. Slovakia finished second to Russia after defeating the Czech Republic in the semifinals.[5]

Tatar was selected to play for Slovakia at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, where he finished the tournament with one goal and one assist.[6] Tatar represented Slovakia at the 2014 IIHF World Championship, where he was the team's second-leading scorer, recording four goals and four assists in seven games.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 HKm Zvolen SVK 48 7 8 15 20 13 5 3 8 4
2009–10 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 58 16 16 32 12
2010–11 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 70 24 33 57 45
2010–11 Detroit Red Wings NHL 9 1 0 1 0
2011–12 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 76 24 34 58 45
2012–13 ŠHK 37 Piešťany SVK 8 5 5 10 10
2012–13 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 61 23 26 49 50 24 16 5 21 23
2012–13 Detroit Red Wings NHL 18 4 3 7 4
2013–14 Detroit Red Wings NHL 73 19 20 39 30 5 0 0 0 10
NHL totals 91 23 23 46 34 5 0 0 0 10

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Slovakia WJC 4th 7 7 4 11 4
2010 Slovakia WJC 8th 6 3 2 5 6
2010 Slovakia WC 12th 6 2 0 2 4
2012 Slovakia WC Silver medal icon.svg 10 2 3 5 0
2014 Slovakia Oly 11th 4 1 1 2 2
2014 Slovakia WC 9th 7 4 4 8 6
Junior totals 13 10 6 16 10
Senior totals 27 9 8 17 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pleiness, Chuck (31 December 2010). "Eaves out of tonight's Red Wings game after injury". Royal Oak Daily Tribune. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Tatar signed to 3-year entry level deal NHL.com, September 25, 2009
  3. ^ "Tomas Tatar". eurohockey.net. Retrieved February 2, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Calder Cup for duet of Slovaks". Retrieved June 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ Silver for Tatar griffinshockey.com, May 21, 2012
  6. ^ Olympics come to an end for Tatar, Jurco NHL.com, February 18, 2014

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