November 29, 1987 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||208 lb (94 kg; 14 st 12 lb)|
|National team||Czech Republic|
|NHL Draft||31st overall, 2006
St. Louis Blues
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. 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. 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. He later recorded his first career NHL points, both assists, in a 4-3 defeat to the Detroit Red Wings on April 7, 2010.
On June 6, 2011, Kana signed a two-year contract to return to his original Czech team HC Vitkovice.
Regular season and playoffs
|2006–07||BK Mladá Boleslav||CZE-1||6||2||1||3||16||6||1||0||1||16|
|2007–08||HC Slovan U.L.||CZE||13||1||2||3||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||HC Sareza Ostrava||CZE-1||8||3||0||3||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||6||0||2||2||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|Junior int'l totals||19||6||7||13||20|
- Tomas Kana's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
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- "Columbus 3, Tampa Bay 2". CBS Sports. 2010-03-30. Retrieved 2010-04-22.
- "Red Wings score three in 76 seconds in third to put away Blue Jackets". CBS Sports. 2010-04-07. Retrieved 2010-04-22.
- "Tomas Kana after three years returns to Vitkovice" (in Czech). HC Vitkovice. 2011-06-06. Retrieved 2011-06-06.