Tomas Plihal
Tomas Plihal
Left Wing
NUMBER: 39
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
WEIGHT: 210
SHOOTS: Left
BIRTHDATE: 03/28/1983
BIRTHPLACE: Frydlant, CZE
DRAFTED: SJS: 2001-140 overall
2008-09 REGULAR SEASON NOTES:
- Voted by Bay Area Media as PlayStation Sharks Rookie of the Year
- Has been a plus or even player in 28 out of his last 33 games
- Returned to the lineup on April 4 vs. Anaheim
- Missed 12 games with a lower body injury from March 12 - April 2
- Missed two games due to injury (lower body) Feb. 17 - 19
- Scored goal vs. Vancouver on Dec. 23. By scoring the Sharks fifth goal just 20:43 into the game, it set a franchise record for the fastest five goals to start a game
- Recorded the primary assist on Jamie McGinn's first career goal on Oct. 30 vs. Detroit
- Missed four games (Oct. 14 - Oct. 22) due to injury (lower body)br>
FIN FACT:
- Among the elite ping pong players in the locker room despite rarely competing
2007-08: Scored a goal on his first NHL penalty shot at Minnesota on March 9 (Niklas Backstrom)…Earned first NHL assist on March 3 vs. Montreal…Activated from IR on Feb. 27…Placed on IR on Feb. 24…Scored first NHL goal at Calgary on Jan. 30 off Miikka Kiprusoff…Recalled to San Jose on Jan. 28…Reassigned to Worcester on Jan. 25…Made season debut, and played in first Sharks home game, vs. Chicago on Jan. 22…Recalled from Worcester (AHL) on Jan. 20…Reassigned to Worcester
(AHL) on Nov. 29…Placed on Injured Reserve on Oct. 2 (shoulder)…Playoffs: Appeared in last four consecutive games…Made his postseason debut in Game 3 of the WCSF at Dallas on April 29.

2006-07: Had 10 shots on goal in three games for San Jose…Posted a career-high seven shots in his second NHL game at Vancouver on Jan. 28…Made NHL debut on Jan. 26 at Edmonton.

2005-06: Recalled from Cleveland (AHL) on April. 10, but did not appear in a game Registered a career-high 30 points (11-19=30) in 74 games for the Barons (AHL) Registered eight points (7-1=8) in his last seven AHL contests Has appeared in 187 career games for the Barons posting 32 goals and 42 assists (32-42=74).

2004-05: Scored Clevelands (AHL) first goal of the year at Grand Rapids on Oct. 15Added another goal the following night (Oct. 16) vs. Manitoba Began the season with a four-game point streak (2-2=4)Registered a multi-point night (1-1=2) on Nov. 26 vs. Cincinnati in a 3-2 winReturned to the lineup on Jan. 12 at Syracuse after missing 14 games due to injuryScored his first game-winning goal on Feb. 4 at Chicago in a 3-2 winScored game-winning goal in 1-0 victory at San Antonio on March 11Finished the season with goals in back-to-back games (2-1=3)Led Barons with 4 goals in April...2003-04: Scored game-winning goal in his professional debut on Oct. 17 vs. Grand Rapids Scored 16 points in 51 games in first year with Cleveland Posted a six-game point streak from Dec. 29-Jan. 17 Playoffs: Added 3 assists in 6 Calder Cup Playoff games.2002-03: Third on Kootenay in scoring (35-42=77)Second on team in goals (35, career high), 4th in assists (42), 5th in penalty minutes (113, career high), 2nd in shorthanded goals (3) and 3rd in power play goals (12)Named to Czech Republic Team for World Junior Championships, but did not play due to injuryPlayoffs: Fifth on team in points (2-4=6) in 11 games.. .T-2nd on team in power play goals (2) 2001-02: Ranked 2nd on Kootenay and 3rd among WHL rookies in scoring (32-54=86)First on team in assists, T-3rd in goals, 2nd in game-winning tallies (7) and T-1st in games played (72).Posted 14 points (4-10=14) in 22 playoff games, helping club capture WHL ChampionshipPosted 3 points (2-1=3) en route to capturing Memorial Cup Championship with KootenayNamed Canadian Hockey Leagues Player of the Month for October2000-01: Competed for Liberec in the Czech Junior League.