Tomáš Plíhal

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Tomáš Plíhal
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Born (1983-03-28) March 28, 1983 (age 34)
Frýdlant, TCH
(now Czech Republic)
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
SM-Liiga team
Former teams
Karpat
San Jose Sharks (NHL),
TPS Turku (SM-Liiga)
NHL Draft 140th overall, 2001
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2007–present

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.

Playing career[edit]

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.

In 2009, Plíhal signed as a free agent with TPS Turku of the Finnish SM-liiga professional ice hockey league. Plíhal played three seasons with Turku. In 2012, he signed with Karpat of SM-liiga.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Kootenay Ice WHL 72 32 54 86 28 22 4 10 14 14
2002–03 Kootenay Ice WHL 67 35 42 77 113 11 2 4 6 18
2003–04 Cleveland Barons AHL 51 4 12 16 16 6 0 3 3 2
2004–05 Cleveland Barons AHL 62 17 11 28 26
2005–06 Cleveland Barons AHL 74 11 19 30 53
2006–07 Worcester Sharks AHL 47 6 9 15 28
2006–07 San Jose Sharks NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2007–08 San Jose Sharks NHL 22 2 1 3 4 4 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Worcester Sharks AHL 22 5 7 12 12
2008–09 San Jose Sharks NHL 64 5 8 13 22
2009–10 TPS Turku FNL 52 19 18 37 73 15 4 4 8 28
2010–11 TPS Turku FNL 42 11 11 22 53
NHL totals 89 7 9 16 26 4 0 0 0 0

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