March 28, 1983 |
(now Czech Republic)
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
San Jose Sharks (NHL),
TPS Turku (SM-Liiga)
|NHL Draft||140th overall, 2001
San Jose Sharks
Tomáš Plíhal (born March 28, 1983) is a Czech professional ice hockey player. Plíhal currently plays for Tappara of the Finnish SM-Liiga. Plíhal played several seasons in the San Jose Sharks organization who drafted him in the fifth round, 140th overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
After being selected by the San Jose Sharks in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Plíhal moved to Canada to play junior hockey with the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League. Plíhal played two seasons for the Ice from 2001 through 2003. He then turned professional with the Cleveland Barons of the AHL, where he played three seasons. Plíhal moved with the team to Worcester (becoming the Worcester Sharks) in 2006–07. He was called up from Worcester, on January 25, 2007 and made his debut on the 26 against the Edmonton Oilers although he was returned to Worcester after three games. Plíhal again rotated between Worcester and San Jose for the 2007–08 season. On March 3, 2008, Plíhal scored his first career assist against the Montreal Canadiens. On March 9, 2008, Plíhal scored on his first career penalty shot on Niklas Backstrom of the Minnesota Wild. In 2008–09, Plíhal played his final season in the San Jose organization, playing it entirely with San Jose.
Regular season and playoffs
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|2007–08||San Jose Sharks||NHL||22||2||1||3||4||4||0||0||0||0|
|2008–09||San Jose Sharks||NHL||64||5||8||13||22||—||—||—||—||—|
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