Tomáš Plíhal

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Tomáš Plíhal
Tomas Plihal.jpg
Born (1983-03-28) March 28, 1983 (age 37)
Frýdlant, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
Czech 2. liga team
Former teams
HC Vlci Jablonec nad Nisou
San Jose Sharks
TPS
Oulun Kärpät
Tappara
HC Oceláři Třinec
Orli Znojmo
NHL Draft 140th overall, 2001
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2007present

Tomáš Plíhal (born March 28, 1983) is a Czech professional ice hockey player currently playing for HC Vlci Jablonec nad Nisou of the Czech 2. liga. Plíhal played several seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the San Jose Sharks, who drafted him in the fifth round, 140th overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

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Playing career

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 (WHL). Plíhal played two seasons for the Ice from 2001 through 2003. He then turned professional with the Cleveland Barons of the American Hockey League (AHL), where he played three seasons. Plíhal moved with the team to Worcester (becoming the Worcester Sharks) in 2006–07.

Plíhal was called-up to San Jose on January 25, 2007, and made his NHL debut on January 26 against the Edmonton Oilers. 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, he scored on his first career penalty shot on Niklas Bäckström of the Minnesota Wild. In 2008–09, Plíhal played his final season in the San Jose organization, spending it entirely in the NHL.

In 2009, Plíhal signed as a free agent with TPS of the Finnish SM-liiga. Plíhal played three seasons with Turku. In 2012, he signed with Oulun Kärpät.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season TeamLeagueGP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
1998–99Bílí Tygři Liberec U18CZE-U1827231538
1999–00Liberec U18CZE-U18181462022
1999–00Liberec U20CZE-U20100224
1999–00 HC Liberec CZE-2
2000–01Bílí Tygři LiberecCZE-U204325204552
2001–02 Kootenay Ice WHL 7232548628224101414
2001–02 Kootenay Ice M-Cup 42242
2002–03 Kootenay IceWHL673542771131124618
2003–04 Cleveland Barons AHL 51412161660332
2004–05 Cleveland BaronsAHL6217112826
2004–05 HC Hradec Králové CZE-220002
2005–06 Cleveland BaronsAHL7411193053
2006–07 Worcester Sharks AHL47691528
2006–07 San Jose Sharks NHL 30000
2007–08 San Jose SharksNHL22213440000
2007–08 Worcester SharksAHL22571212
2008–09 San Jose SharksNHL64581322
2009–10 TPS FIN 52191837731544828
2010–11 TPSFIN4211112253
2011–12 TPSFIN591620366620220
2012–13 Kärpät FIN41651118
2013–14 Tappara FIN56448421113426
2014–15 HC Oceláři Třinec CZE 2811920281744816
2015–16 HC Oceláři TřinecCZE48511161840004
2016–17 Orli Znojmo EBEL 307916641124
2017–18 Orli ZnojmoEBEL453121528
2017–18 Heilbronner Falken DEL2 2101272132
2018–19 HC Vlci Jablonec nad Nisou CZE-3 2514274114
2018–19 EV Landshut GER-3 18621274158132128
2019–20 HC Kobra Praha CZE-3129172610
2019–20HC Vlci Jablonec nad NisouCZE-3168182618
2019–20 EV LandshutGER-384592
FIN totals250565811425228591454
NHL totals8979162640000

International

YearTeamEventGPGAPtsPIM
2000 Czech Republic U17 5112
2001 Czech Republic U18 71122
Junior totals12224


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