December 1, 1990 |
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|NHL team||Detroit Red Wings|
|NHL Draft||60th overall, 2009
Detroit Red Wings
Tatar was drafted 60th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. 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. After signing with the Detroit Red Wings, Tatar was assigned to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate the Grand Rapids Griffins.
During the 2009–2010 season, in his first North American season, Tatar recorded 16 goals and 16 assists in 58 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins during his rookie season.
During the 2010–2011 season, in his second professional season, Tatar recorded 24 goals and 33 assists in 70 games with the Griffins.
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.
During the 2013–2014 season, in his first full NHL season, Tatar finished the season with 39 points, while ranking second on the team in goals with 19.
On July 28, 2014, the Detroit Red Wings signed Tatar to a three-year, $8.25 million contract.
Tatar was named the Second Star of the Week for the week ending November 24, 2014. Tatar tied for second in the League with four goals and one assist, including two game-winning goals, to lead the Red Wings to two victories in three games. Tatar was named the Second Star of the Week for the week ending January 19, 2015. Tatar tied for first in the league with five goals and two assists, scoring in four straight games, to lead the Red Wings to four straight victories.
|Competitor for Slovakia|
Tatar represented Slovakia at the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, where he was the team's leading-scorer, and 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.
Tatar was selected to play for Slovakia at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, where he finished the tournament as the second-leading scorer, with one goal and one assist. 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.
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||73||19||20||39||30||5||0||0||0||10|
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