Tomáš Hyka

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Tomáš Hyka
Tomas Hyka.jpg
Born (1993-03-23) 23 March 1993 (age 27)
Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 159 lb (72 kg; 11 st 5 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Right
KHL team
Former teams
Traktor Chelyabinsk
BK Mladá Boleslav
Färjestad BK
Vegas Golden Knights
National teamFlag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
NHL Draft 171st overall, 2012
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2010present

Tomáš Hyka [1] (born 23 March 1993) is a Czech professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for Traktor Chelyabinsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He was previously played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Vegas Golden Knights.

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Playing career

Hyka began his career his hometown team BK Mladá Boleslav and made his debut for the senior team during the 2010-11 Czech Extraliga season. In the 2011–12 NHL preseason, the Philadelphia Flyers invited Hyka to their training camp. Hyka scored a goal in his sole preseason game, before the Flyers discovered that the current Collective Bargaining Agreement did not allow Hyka to be signed by them and released him to his QMJHL team, the Gatineau Olympiques. [2] He was subsequently drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft but eventually went unsigned.

In 2013, Hyka moved to Sweden to sign for Färjestad BK of the Elitserien. After one season in Sweden, Hyka returned to Mladá Boleslav.

On 1 June 2017, Hyka was signed by the Vegas Golden Knights to a one-year contract, becoming the third player in their organization's history. [3] Hyka was called up to the NHL from the Chicago Wolves for the first time on 18 December 2017, [4] only to be sent back two days later without making his NHL debut. [5] However, Hyka was recalled again on 19 February 2018 [6] and he made his NHL debut that night against the Anaheim Ducks. He had two shots on net and played 11:37 minutes. [7] Hyka scored his first NHL goal on 23 February 2018 in a game against the Vancouver Canucks. [8]

At the conclusion of his contract with the Golden Knights and unable to cement a full-time role in the NHL, Hyka opted to return to Europe in agreeing to a two-year contract with Russian club, Traktor Chelyabinsk of the KHL on 25 June 2019. [9]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season TeamLeagueGP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
2009–10 BK Mladá Boleslav Czech.2020110
2010–11BK Mladá BoleslavCzech.203814173110
2010–11 BK Mladá Boleslav ELH 131016
2011–12 Gatineau Olympiques QMJHL 502044643041120
2012–13 Gatineau OlympiquesQMJHL4920345424102248
2013–14 Färjestad BK J20 10220
2013–14 Färjestad BK SHL 404596
2013–14 VIK Västerås HK Allsv 31012102134
2014–15 BK Mladá BoleslavELH2273101092134
2015–16 BK Mladá BoleslavELH4712183022103142
2016–17 BK Mladá BoleslavELH481721381854156
2017–18 Chicago Wolves AHL 50153348830112
2017–18 Vegas Golden Knights NHL 101230
2018–19 Chicago WolvesAHL431624401022312156
2018–19 Vegas Golden KnightsNHL171342
2019–20 Traktor Chelyabinsk KHL 4917173428
NHL totals272572

International

YearTeamEventResultGPGAPtsPIM
2010 Czech Republic U17 9th51012
2011 Czech Republic WJC18 8th61120
2012 Czech Republic WJC 5th50224
2013 Czech RepublicWJC5th63252
2017 Czech Republic WC 7th40000
2018 Czech RepublicWC7th83362
Junior totals2255108
Senior totals123362

Awards and honours

AwardYear
QMJHL
CHL Top Prospects Game 2012

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References

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