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Tomas Plekanec

Born:October 31, 1982Draft:2001 Canadiens #71 Overall
Hometown:Kladno, Czech RepublicPosition:Centre
Known For:Shoots:Left
National Team:Czech Republic

Tomáš Plekanec (born 31 October 1982) is a Czech professional ice hockey centre currently playing for Rytíři Kladno of the Czech Extraliga (ELH). He played most of his professional career for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL), but also briefly dressed for their historic rival Toronto Maple Leafs.

After beginning his career with HC Kladno, he was selected 71st overall by the Canadiens in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. Moving to North America in 2002, he played three seasons for the Canadiens’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs, before joining the NHL club full-time for the 2005–06 season. By the time of his retirement from the NHL, he had played over 1,000 NHL games and is seventh all-time in games played for the Canadiens.

Tomas Plekanec Montreal Canadiens
Tomas Plekanec, Montreal Canadiens (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

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Achievements

  • 3x World Championship Top 3 Player on Team Czech Republic (2011, 2012, 2016)
  • 2x World Championship Bronze Medalist (2011, 2012)
  • World Championship Silver Medal (2006)
  • 2x AHL All-Star Game (2004, 2005)
  • Czech Extraliga Most Points by Junior (18) (2001)
  • Czech Extraliga Rookie of the Year (2001)
  • U20 WJC Gold Medal (2001)
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