December 1, 1990 |
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)|
|NHL team||Detroit Red Wings|
|NHL Draft||60th overall, 2009
Detroit Red Wings
|Competitor for Slovakia|
Tatar was selected 60th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Detroit Red Wings. Tatar was also drafted 15th overall in the first round of the 2009 KHL Entry Draft by SKA St. Petersburg. After signing a three-year entry-level contract with the Detroit Red Wings, Tatar played for their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate the Grand Rapids Griffins.
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. Following the NHL lockout, he played for the Detroit Red Wings, and ended the season with the Grand Rapids Griffins, where he won the Calder Cup, and also received the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy for the most valuable player of the 2013 Calder Cup playoffs.
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. He recorded two goals and three assists in ten games, and won a silver medal.
Regular season and playoffs
|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||37||10||9||19||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|Junior int'l totals||13||10||6||16||10|
|Senior int'l totals||20||5||4||9||6|
- Pleiness, Chuck (31 December 2010). "Eaves out of tonight's Red Wings game after injury". Royal Oak Daily Tribune. Retrieved 31 December 2010.
- "Tomas Tatar". eurohockey.net. Retrieved February 2, 2009.
- "Islanders 4, Red Wings 3, OT". nhl.com. 31 December 2010. Retrieved 31 December 2010.
- "Calder Cup for duet of Slovaks". Retrieved June 19, 2013.
- Silver for Tatar griffinshockey.com, May 21, 2012
- Olympics come to an end for Tatar, Jurco NHL.com, February 18, 2014
- Tomas Tatar's player profile at NHL.com
- Tomáš Tatar's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Tomáš Tatar – player profile and career stats at European Hockey.Net
- Tomas Tatar's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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