Tomas Hertl

Tomas Hertl

28-Year-Old Left WingLW
San Jose Sharks
2021 Fantasy Outlook
With the Sharks still mired deeply in a rebuild, Hertl will simultaneously enjoy top-six usage and little scoring support from down the lineup. The Czech forward had 19 goals and 43 points in 50 games last season, a nice bounce-back campaign after he was limited to 36 points in 48 games the year before. He's seen time at center and on the wing during his eight seasons with the Sharks, but he'll likely line up as a winger in 2021-22. Despite being just two years removed from a 74-point campaign, Hertl isn't likely to make too many gains next year, which means fantasy managers shouldn't expect much more than 60 points out of him. He'll still make for a solid mid-round selection since he's likely to see a large role. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $22.5 million contract extension with the Sharks in July of 2018.
Pair of points in loss
LWSan Jose Sharks
January 20, 2022
Hertl scored a goal on two shots and added a power-play assist in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Kraken.
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Hertl tallied just 38 seconds into the game and also factored on Timo Meier's third-period marker. The 28-year-old Hertl also put up four assists Monday versus the Kings, so he's had a good week after going with a point in three straight outings. The Czech forward has 21 tallies, 37 points (seven on the power play), 117 shots on net and a plus-1 rating in 41 contests, putting him on pace to match his career-best 74-point output from 2018-19.
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2021–22 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    19:20
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:18
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:21
 
Ice Time
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Short-Handed
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18:27
2:35
1:27
2020–21
19:08
2:38
1:42
2021–22
19:20
2:18
1:21
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Hertl struggled with injuries last year, appearing in just 48 games en route to one of the worst seasons of his career. It came at an especially bad time, just one season after he racked up 74 points in 77 contests. Nonetheless, he'll be locked into a top-six role as well as a spot on the Sharks' top power-play unit in 2020-21, giving Hertl huge scoring potential. He'll be worth a mid-round pick in this year's fantasy drafts.
Hertl now ranks among the elite crop of fantasy wingers having produced career highs in goals (35), assists (39) and power-play points (15) last season. A tireless work ethic makes him a force to be reckoned with in all three zones, and he's been incredibly clutch based on 10 game-winning goals since the start of the 2017-18 campaign. The Czech skater showcased his defensive prowess to the tune of a league-best 27 takeaways during the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs, but a head injury prevented him from suiting up for a fateful Game 6 that resulted in St. Louis eliminating San Jose in the penultimate series. Hertl should round out a lethal top line with net-crashing winger Timo Meier and industrious center Logan Couture this year. He'll cost a pretty penny in both season-long leagues and DFS contests, but Hertl's only 25 years old and in the thick of his prime.
Hertl put together another solid season in 2017-18, totaling 22 goals and 46 points while registering 175 shots on net in 79 contests. Although Hertl's point production leaves something to be desired, the Sharks clearly believe in his talents as a two-way player, as the Czech forward averaged a career high 18:06 of ice time last campaign, and was rewarded for his efforts when he signed a four-year, $22.5 million contract with San Jose in July. The 2012 first-round selection may never develop into a 60-plus-point producer, but his 50-plus-point upside coupled with his shot production and heavy ice time make him a forward worth owning in most fantasy formats.
Having burst on the scene in the lockout-shortened 2013-14 season by scoring 15 goals in 37 games (which translates to 33 goals at an 82-game pace), Hertl has failed to hit those same heights, tallying a disappointing 44 goals in 212 regular-season games over the past three campaigns. As the 17th overall pick in 2012, it’s safe to assume that the Sharks were expecting more from Hertl than 17 goals every 82 games over his most recent three campaigns. With Patrick Marleau’s departure, Hertl should assume more responsibility on special teams and receive more ice time overall, but it’s a lot trickier to estimate an impact this will have on the young Czech’s fantasy stock. Consider Hertl as a 20-goal, 20-assist type of player heading into 2017-18, and because he’s capable of producing more, he could turn into a pleasant surprise on your roster.
Hertl got back on the horse last year after a disappointing sophomore campaign, topping 20 goals for the first time (21) and finishing with 46 points, a plus-16 rating and 202 shots on goal. Still just 22, he provided a consistent secondary scoring punch with 11 points across 20 games in the playoffs, all while taking on an increased role with an average of 17:47 of ice time (versus 15:58 in the regular season). Whether he can continue to build on that production largely depends on his linemates, and the arrival of Mikkel Boedker in free agency will make it that much tougher for Hertl to carve out a permanent role in San Jose's already crowded top six. Still, last year’s output suggests Hertl isn’t that far off that coveted 50-point plateau, and with plenty of room for the Czech youngster to continue developing as part of a deep and talented roster, you’ll want to key on him after the more premium scorers are off the board.
After an age-19 rookie season that had him looking like a star in the making, but was shortened by a knee injury, Hertl put in a full 82 last year, but the results were less than impressive. Last year's flash was gone -- his goal-scoring dropped and he barely increased his point total from the season before despite playing more than twice as many games, and he was ultimately finally moved to center and placed on the fourth line. But that's not the young Czech's destiny. He's still only 21 years old -- he'll turn 22 during the season -- and following the sophomore slump, look for Hertl to bust out in Year 3 and give the Sharks a reason to move him up in the pecking order. The team has more needs at wing than at center, and Hertl should win his way into a top-six role while again showing the skills that made him the Sharks' first-round pick in 2012.
The Dave and Busters-loving Czech phenom should play his first full season this year, and expectations are sky-high. A knee injury limited Hertl to 37 regular-season games in 2013-14, but he tallied 15 goals -- including a show-stopping four-goal night that included a between-the-legs-goal -- and 10 assists. Hertl shows all the signs of being a budding star, and there's little doubt that his numbers should improve this year. But by how much? Hertl should get solid playing time and increased responsibility on the power play, both of which should boost his offensive production this season. But that four-goal performance will drive him higher on cheat sheets than expected, and you don't want to get caught overpaying for what is really still somewhat of an unproven commodity. Hertl should improve and has enormous upside, but there's always a risk of a sophomore slump. He's a sexy pick with huge upside, especially when riding shotgun beside San Jose's stars. Just know what you're getting into.
Hertl is the most promising of the incoming San Jose prospects. He was a standout at their summer prospects camp and is expected to compete for a spot on the roster this season. The 17th overall selection in the 2012 draft is the odds-on favorite to fill the vacancy in the Sharks line up created by the departure of T.J. Galiardi and Martin Havlat’s injury status. Hertl notched 30 points in 43 for Slavia Praha in the Czech League last year and is clearly a scoring talent with good hands and an even better hockey sense. His fantasy value is unknown as he hasn’t competed at the NHL level before and he will carry both the rookie and ice size adjustment periods on his back this year. It’s probably best to steer clear of him in single-year leagues until you see if he’s playing, where he’s playing and what kind of ice time he’ll be seeing in that role. He is of interest in deep keeper leagues, though -- he could be a future star. UPDATE: Hertl is all but a lock to play on one of the top two lines in San Jose opening day. He's young and untested, but in deeper formats he may be worth a second look for sleeper status. All signs are that he's got the scoring touch and he'll be playing on a line that should produce solid fantasy numbers.
Hertl is a talent, but he doesn’t really get the respect he’s due. Drafted 17th overall this past June, he has great hands, better vision and even better set-up skills and he thinks the game like a veteran. His skating needs work, but that can come. He played against men in the top Czech league last season and excelled with 25 points in 38 games (fourth in team scoring). He’s going to have an underrated NHL (and fantasy) career, not unlike his fellow countryman, Martin Erat. There’s real fantasy value in that.
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Posts natural hat trick
LWSan Jose Sharks
January 9, 2022
Hertl fashioned a natural hat trick in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over the Flyers.
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Points in 10 of last 11 games
LWSan Jose Sharks
January 6, 2022
Hertl had a goal and an assist in a 3-2 win over the Sabres on Thursday.
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Two points in overtime win
LWSan Jose Sharks
December 30, 2021
Hertl scored a goal on three shots and added an assist in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over the Flyers.
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Suiting up Tuesday
LWSan Jose Sharks
December 28, 2021
Hertl was removed from COVID-19 protocols and is expected to play Tuesday against Arizona.
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Placed on COVID-19 list
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Covid-19
December 21, 2021
Hertl was placed in COVID-19 protocols on Tuesday.
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