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Tomas Plekanec

31-Year-Old Center – Montreal Canadiens

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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 g...

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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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Tomas Plekanec Contract Information:

Agreed to a six-year contract with the Canadiens in June of 2010.

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Plekanec grabbed two helpers in Thursday's win over the Bruins.

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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 7 4 4 8 4 0 20 20.0 1 0 18:49 0 1 1 1:59 5 4
2014-15 Proj 31 NHL MON 81 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Tomas Plekanec

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Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Tomas Plekanec was on the ice for 18:49.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Tomas Plekanec was on the ice for 1:59 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 19:13 3:19
2013-14 19:47 2:22
2014-15 18:49 1:59

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Tomas Plekanec 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 21 DET 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 18:03 0:53
Oct 18 COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 19:20 2:43
Oct 16 BOS 0 2 2 -1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 2 0 18:30 1:28
Oct 13 at TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 18:47 3:22
Oct 11 at PHI 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 20:16 1:47
Oct 9 at WAS 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 3 2 21:23 1:37
Oct 8 at TOR 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 5 40.0 0 1 15:27 2:01

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

Plekanec scored a goal for the third straight game in Saturday night's 4-3 shootout win over Philadelphia. He added an assist and two shots on net while finishing plus-2 for the evening.

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Plekanec, who has three goals in the first two games, has been able to play more offensively because Manny Malhotra is taking on more of the defensive responsibilities that burdened Plekanec in recent seasons, the Montreal Gazette reports. "[Malhotra's] taken on the defensive roles that Pleky was playing and, as a coach, I'm able to use Pleky in more offensive roles, and so far it's been pretty good," said head coach Michel Therrien.

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Plekanec scored Montreal's lone regulation goal in Thursday night's 2-1 shootout win over the Capitals.

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Plekanec potted a pair of goals in Wednesday’s win over the Maple Leafs.

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Plekanec returned to the lineup Tuesday after missing one game for personal reasons. He skated 18:39 and had three shots on goal while finishing plus-1 in a 3-1 loss to the Lightning.

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Plekanec will be in the lineup Tuesday against the Lightning.

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Plekanec, who missed Saturday's win over Florida for personal reasons, is expected to rejoin the team and may practice Monday, Hockey Inside Out reports.

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Plekanec (personal) did not play in Saturday night's win over Florida.

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Plekanec did not travel to Florida with teammates and is questionable to play against the Panthers on Saturday while he attends to a family matter back in Montreal, the Montreal Gazette reports.

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Plekanec tallied a pair of goals in Thursday's 5-4 win over Detroit.

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Plekanec has tallied 17 goals and 16 assists in 59 games this season.

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Plekanec opened the scoring Thursday against Ottawa with a shorthanded goal early in the first period, then scored with 8:58 remaining in the third to tie the game and send it to overtime.

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2014-15

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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 Montreal’s 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. He’ll 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. He’s 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