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Tomas Tatar
Tomas Tatar
Left Wing  - DET
Number: 21
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 185
Shoots: Left
Born: Dec 1, 1990  (Age 24)
Birthplace: Ilava, Slovakia
Drafted: DET / 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (60th overall) PROSPECT BIO
GAME HIGHS: Goals: 2 / Assists: 2 / Points: 3 ... HAT TRICKS: 0 / MULTI-PT GAMES: 24 CAREER: In the 1st season of a 3-year contract...2013 Calder Cup champion with Grand Rapids...2013 Jack A. Butterfield Trophy (Playoff MVP) after 16-5-21 in 24 GP...2012 World Championship silver medal with Slovakia...Represented Slovakia at 2009 and 2010 WJC and 2014 Olympics. 2014-15: Named NHL's 2nd star of the week on 1/19...Had a career-high 3 points (2-1-3) on 1/17 vs. NSH and 2/7 at ARI...Posted points in 6 straight games, 11/14-11/24...Tallied two goals on 11/20 at WPG...Scored the GWG in back-to-back games, 11/18-11/20. OTHER: Scored his 1st NHL goal in his 1st game on his 1st shot, 12/31/10 vs. NYI...Debuted as the youngest player in the AHL at 18, becoming the 1st DET drafted player to begin the season in GR the same year he was drafted.

Career: Detroit's 2nd round selection (60th overall) at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft... Represented Slovakia at the 2010 IIHF World Championships (6GP-2G-0A-2P-4PIM) as well as the 2009 & 2010 World Junior Championships (combined: 13GP-10G-6A-16P-10PIM).

2010-11: Scored his first NHL goal in his NHL debut on 12/31 vs New York Islanders ... Has appeared in 36 games for Grand Rapids (AHL), registering 10G-20A-30P... Has recorded seven multi-point games in the AHL this year, including a 2G-5A-7P performance on 11/29 vs. Chicago (set Grand Rapids franchise record for points in a game, besting Kip Miller's six-point effort from 1/1/02 at Chicago. His four second-period points also tied Jiri Hudler's record from 1/6/06 at Houston).

2009-10: First season of professional hockey. ... Appeared in 58 games for Grand Rapids (AHL), finishing the year with 16G-16A-32P.

Misc: Hockey idols as a youth were Pavel Bure and Steve Yzerman. ... Favorite movie is American Pie. ... Favorite sports besides hockey are soccer and tennis.

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