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Tomas Plekanec

34-Year-Old Center – Montreal Canadiens

2016-17 NHL Stats

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2016-17 NHL Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

A quick glance at Plekanecís career log shows that his .66 points per game in 2015-16 aligns with his career pace, so he had a perfectly normal season, right? Well, not so much. The 32-year-old centerís performance mirrored the teamís ignominious slump over the final five mo...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 196   DOB: 10/31/1982   BORN: Kladno, Czechoslovakia   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd, #71 Overall in 2001   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a two-year, $12 million contract extension with the Canadiens in October of 2015.

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Plekanec assisted on Brendan Gallagher's game-tying goal in a 2-1 overtime win over the Red Wings.

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Tomas Plekanec NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 22 67 9 20 29 4 32 99 9.1 0 0 1 0 1
2006-07 23 81 20 27 47 10 36 150 13.3 1 2 5 0 5
2007-08 24 81 29 40 69 15 42 186 15.6 6 2 12 0 12
2008-09 25 80 20 19 39 -9 54 202 9.9 2 3 17:16 6 6 12 3:01 53 38
2009-10 26 82 25 45 70 5 50 216 11.6 4 1 19:58 3 21 24 2:39 51 63
2010-11 27 NHL MON 77 22 35 57 8 60 227 9.7 4 1 20:15 3 15 18 3:14 53 45
2011-12 28 NHL MON 81 17 35 52 -15 56 220 7.7 2 3 20:45 5 13 18 3:05 67 57
2012-13 29 NHL MON 47 14 19 33 3 24 133 10.5 2 0 19:13 4 11 15 3:19 26 17
2013-14 30 NHL MON 81 20 23 43 11 38 199 10.1 5 3 19:47 3 7 10 2:22 44 45
2014-15 31 NHL MON 82 26 34 60 8 46 248 10.5 5 3 19:09 7 9 16 2:36 47 55
2015-16 32 NHL MON 82 14 40 54 4 36 189 7.4 1 0 18:32 1 12 13 2:41 60 46
2016-17 33 NHL MON 25 1 6 7 0 8 49 2.0 1 1 17:10 0 3 3 1:12 26 22
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2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

17:10

Average Time On Ice

On average, Tomas Plekanec was on the ice for 17:10.

1:12

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Tomas Plekanec was on the ice for 1:12 during power plays.

2:13

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Tomas Plekanec was on the ice for 2:13 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 19:09 2:36 2:12
2015-16 18:32 2:41 1:37
2016-17 17:10 1:12 2:13

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2016-17 NHL Game Log   Tomas Plekanec
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Dec 4 @LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 17:19 0:00
Dec 2 @SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 14:01 1:01
Nov 29 @ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 18:45 3:02
Nov 26 @DET 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 18:42 0:58
Nov 24 CAR 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 18:01 0:00
Nov 22 OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 18:19 5:17
Nov 19 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 17:11 0:00
Nov 18 @CAR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 15:24 0:00
Nov 15 FLA 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 16:56 0:14
Nov 13 @CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 15:44 1:03
Nov 12 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 14:31 0:39
Nov 10 LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 17:29 2:00
Nov 8 BOS 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 0 17:46 1:58
Nov 5 PHI 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 50.0 3 2 18:34 2:17
Nov 4 @CLM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 17:21 1:12
Nov 2 VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 15:14 0:47
Oct 29 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 17:47 0:00
Oct 27 TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 3 17:31 0:28
Oct 26 @NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 17:02 0:00
Oct 24 PHI 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 2 15:36 1:10
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Oct 22 @BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 18:25 1:59
Oct 20 ARI 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 0 0 16:50 2:10
Oct 18 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 15:40 0:00
Oct 15 @OTT 0 1 1 -1 2 0 1 0 4 0.0 0 1 21:00 2:49
Oct 13 @BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 18:05 0:47

Tomas Plekanec: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Plekanec's third-period, short-handed goal was the game-winner for Montreal in a 5-4 victory over the Flyers on Saturday. The goal was the 19th short-handed goal of his career and snapped a seven-game scoreless run.

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Plekanec failed to register a point for the sixth consecutive game Thursday against the Canucks.

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Plekanec registered two helpers -- one on the power play -- and four shots on goal during Thursday's 5-2 victory against the Coyotes.

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Plekanec did not register a shot in 18:05 of ice time in Montreal's 4-1 win over Buffalo on Thursday.

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Plekanec dished out two helpers in a 4-2 win over Carolina on Thursday.

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Plekanec scored a goal in Thursday night's 4-3 loss to the Red Wings. He nearly had a second goal, but his first-period score was waived off when he was whistled for cross-checking Detroit goalie Petr Mrazek.

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Plekanec was moved to the point on the power play for Saturday night's game against the Senators, the Montreal Gazette reports.

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Plekanec assisted on the game's opening goal, then scored twice to help deliver a 4-2 win over Tampa on Tuesday.

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Plekanac was the first star of the game Saturday with a goal and three assists in a win over Edmonton.

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Plekanec had nine shots on net, a goal and an assist in Saturday night's 4-3 overtime loss to St. Louis. He has six points (one goal, five assists) in the last six games.

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Plekanec dished out two helpers in Friday's 5-1 win over the Bruins in the Winter Classic.

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Plekanec had five shots on net and scored a goal in Monday night's 4-3 shootout win over Tampa Bay.

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2015-16

Last season was a blast from the past for Plekanec, who saw his scoring surge to levels he hadn't enjoyed since the golden years of his youth. At 31, he scored more goals (26) than he had since he was 24 years old, and more total points (60) than he'd managed since age 26, and he set a new career high in shots on goal with 248. All in all, it was an active season on the offensive end for Plekanec, who had lulled fantasy owners into a sense of complacency with a quiet, 43-point campaign the year before. While his point total might fall back slightly this year, he should again be a steady fantasy option at center.

2014-15

Plekanec continued to be a valuable part of the Canadiens, playing on both special team units while finishing second on the team in goals scored (20) and fourth in points (43) in 81 games. With the team shedding captain Brian Gionta, Plekanec loses a linemate but he should get the "C" that was on Gionta's jersey. He's well respected in the room and will resume his role as the team's second-line center, likely leading the forwards in ice time. We expect the offensively gifted Alex Galchenyuk on one wing, while Rene Bourque will get his first look on the other.

2013-14

Plekanec came off a sub-par 2011-12 season to post 33 points in 47 games during 2012-13, improving to plus-3 after a disastrous minus-15 the year prior. Unlike the previous season, Plekanec had steady linemates who were capable of offensive play and he looked like the player we've grown accustomed to seeing. He plays in all situations and is habitually Montreal's leading forward in terms of minutes played. With an improving team that's added scoring punch, Plekanec should continue to post good point totals.

2012-13

Plekanec scored 17 goals in 2011-12, the first time in six seasons he was under 20 while also posting a career worst minus-15 in what was a trying season for the eight-year veteran. He got caught up in some line shuffling early on and was off the top line, trying to be productive with a rotating cast of wingers and underachievers. The Canadiens need Plekanec and Brian Gionta to bounce back, with the two likley to open the season as the mainstays on the second line. Rene Bourque may skate on the left wing to fill out the redepmtion line --all three had a sub-par 2011-12 season. However the lines shake up, you know Plekanec will lead all forwards in ice time and give owners that snagged him late in drafts a healthy dose of assists.

2011-12

Plekanec led the Canadiens in scoring for the second straight season and was Montrealís most consistent forward from October to April. If the Habs can get rebound performances from some of their top-six guys, Plekanec should do better than his 57 points in 2010-11. Heíll open the season centering a line with Erik Cole and Michael Cammalleri.

2010-11

Plekanec had a team-best 70 points last year, finishing with 25 goals and 45 assists. He'll probably be paired on the first line with Michael Cammalleri and Andrei Kostitsyn, so look for him to have another outstanding season, with roughly the same production with a few added points to boot. Entering the prime of his career, Plekanec just re-signed a nice six-year deal to remain a Canadien until 2016.

2009-10

Plekanec's numbers were a down in 2008-09, especially his assist numbers. He had 20 goals and just 19 assists, which was a career low. This low assist total may have been due to the fact that coach Guy Carbonneau shifted players between lines so much and it was difficult to form chemistry with the players on the ice. Plekanec's 311 games played since he was drafted in 2001 are seventh most among centers in the 2001 draft class. He has played in all but four Habs' games in the past three seasons, so he has proven to be durable. He is the only Canadiens player to net at least 20 goals in each of the past three seasons. If Montreal can stick with a more consistent group of lines, Plekanec should be able to recreate, or at least come close, to the success he had in the 2007-08 season.

2008-09

Plekanec established himself as a bone-fide top-six forward during the latter half of the 2006-07 season when he scored 35 points in a 40-game span from late Dec. 23-March 26. Pleks proved that 40-game spurt was no fluke when he finished second in team scoring last season with 69 points. The line of Plekanec centering Kovalev and Andrei Kostitsyn was electric and there's a good chance that it will stay intact in 2008-09, regardless of the team's acquisition of French-Canadian scoring forward Tanguay. The greater threat is the arrival of fellow center Robert Lang. Lang and Kovalev enjoyed career seasons together as linemates in Pittsburgh seven years ago and there may be a temptation by the Habs' brass to unite them. That wouldn't be catastrophic, however, as Plekanec also enjoyed good chemistry last season with the Kostitsyn brothers on the second power-play unit. It's reasonably safe to think of Plekanec as a 65+ point center this year.

2007-08

Pleks' game really took off in the second half of the season (35 points in a 40-game span from Dec. 23-March 26) and he finished with 20 goals and 47 points in 81 games with an impressive plus-10. That second-half surge should cement him as the second line center this season and a further uptick in production is within reach. His linemates should include the up-and-coming Latendresse and also Kovalev. If Kovalev ever reverts back to his former self, it would get really interesting.

2006-07

Now centering Alexei Kovalev and Sergei Samsonov, the young Czech has a chance to vault his career forward with a big season. With only 99 shots in 67 games last year, Plekanec will need to shoot the puck more as he'll be most likely afforded the most room on the ice with the Russian veterans drawing the most attention.

2005-06

Plekanec has been the best farm hand in this organization for the last two years. He seems poised to make the club and contribute now. Heís got vision, offensive skill and decent speed. If he plays well enough, he could end up on the second line as the left winger. Plekanec is probably getting his last chance with the Habs this fall.

2004-05