Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Tomas Plihal
Tomas Plihal was born March 28th, 1983 in Frydland, Czech Republic. Selected by the San Jose Sharks in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, fifth round, 140th overall, Plihal played two seasons in the WHL with the Kootenay Ice after honing his skills in the Czech Jr. League with Liberec.

A skilled puck handler, Plihal arrived in North America in 2001 and competed with the Kooteney Ice in the Western Hockey League. In his rookie junior year, he was second on his club in scoring and he helped the Ice capture both the WHL Championship and the Memorial Cup. After spending another year in junior, Plihal made his professional debut with the Sharks' AHL affiliate in Cleveland.

Plihal toiled in the minors for three years before he went on to make his NHL debut with the Sharks in a January 26, 2007 game against the Edmonton Oilers. However, he spent the majority of his action that season with the Sharks' AHL affiliate in Worcester.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1999-00 HC Stadion Liberec U17 CzR-U17 38 22 14 36
1999-00 HC Stadion Liberec Jr. CzRep-Jr. 2 0 0 0 0
2000-01 HC Liberec U17 CzR-U17 18 3 5 8
2000-01 HC Liberec Jr. CzRep-Jr. 33 16 12 28
2000-01 Czech Republic WJ18-A 7 1 1 2 2 -4
2001-02 Kootenay Ice WHL 72 32 54 86 28 +4 22 4 10 14 14
2001-02 Kootenay Ice M-Cup 4 2 2 4 2
2002-03 Kootenay Ice WHL 67 35 42 77 113 +5 11 2 4 6 18
2003-04 Cleveland Barons AHL 51 4 12 16 16 +8 6 0 3 3 2
2004-05 Cleveland Barons AHL 62 17 11 28 26 -18
2005-06 Cleveland Barons AHL 74 11 19 30 53 -18
2006-07 San Jose Sharks NHL 3 0 0 0 0 0
2006-07 Worcester Sharks AHL 47 6 9 15 28 -5
2007-08 San Jose Sharks NHL 22 2 1 3 4 +4 4 0 0 0 0
2007-08 Worcester Sharks AHL 22 5 7 12 12 +5
2008-09 San Jose Sharks NHL 64 5 8 13 22 -4
2009-10 TPS Turku Finland 52 19 18 37 73 15 4 4 8 28
2010-11 TPS Turku Finland 42 11 11 22 53
2011-12 TPS Turku Finland 59 16 20 36 66 2 0 2 2 0
2012-13 Karpat Oulu Finland 41 6 5 11 18
2013-14 Tappara Tampere Finland 56 4 4 8 42 11 1 3 4 26
2014-15 HC Ocelari Trinec CzRep 28 11 9 20 28 17 4 4 8 16
2015-16 HC Ocelari Trinec CzRep 48 5 11 16 18 4 0 0 0 4
NHL Totals 89 7 9 16 26 4 0 0 0 0


George Parsons Trophy (Memorial Cup - Most Sportsmanlike Player) (2002) Signed as a free agent by Turku (Finland), September 7, 2009.
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