San Jose Sharks
San Jose Sharks
Tomas Hertl
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
BIRTHDATE: 11/12/1993
AGE: 21
DRAFTED: SJS: 2012-17 overall
Missed majority of 2013-14 due to knee injury at Los Angeles, December 19, 2013 .
2013-14: 6th on the team in goals (15). Finished 8th amongst League rookies in goals. Was named a recipient of the PlayStation “Sharks Co-Rookies of the Year” with Matt Nieto. Finished 14th in voting for the Calder Trophy. Returned from injury on April 11 vs. Colorado. Missed 45 games due to injury. Underwent surgery for a knee injury on Dec. 31. At the time of his injury, he was 1st on the team in goals, 1st among all NHL rookies in goals and in points. Tallied a goal and an assist on Nov. 29 vs. St. Louis. Scored the game-tying goal with the extra attacker and 1:05 left in the third period on Nov. 14 at Vancouver. Recorded a goal and an assist on Nov. 10 at Winnipeg. Tallied his third multi-point game of the season (1-1=2) on Nov. 5 vs. Buffalo. Was named NHL Rookie of the Month for October. Scored three times within the first 76 seconds of a game: Oct. 5 vs. PHX, Oct. 12 vs. OTT and Oct. 27 at OTT. Named NHL’s First Star of the Week for week of Oct. 13 with 5 goals in 3 games.  First NHL player to score seven goals in his first five games since Edmonton Oilers’ Blair McDonald (1979-80). Only player in Sharks history to score six goals in his first three games. Tied a franchise-record (Owen Nolan, 1995) for goals in a game with four on Oct. 8 vs. the NY Rangers. Fourth youngest NHL player to score four goals in one game and the first since Jimmy Carson (LA Kings, 1988). Scored his first two career NHL goals, including the game-winner, on Oct. 5 vs. Phoenix. Made his NHL debut and recorded his first career NHL point (assist) on Oct. 3 vs. Vancouver. Represented the Czech Republic at the 2014 World Championships and ranked T-3rd on the team in points (6) and 2nd in goals (3) in nine games. Playoffs: Finished his Stanley Cup Playoff debut T-3rd on the Sharks in points (2-3=5). T-8th in the playoffs in rookie scoring in just seven games. Scored the game-tying goal in Game 3 of the WCFR at Los Angeles on April 22. Recorded a multi-point game (1-1=2) in Game 1 vs. Los Angeles on April 17, his NHL Playoff debut.

2012-13: Finished the regular season T-18th in the Czech Extraliga in goals (18). Led the team in goals (18), points (30) and T-4th in assists (12). Competed for the Czech Republic at the 2013 IIHF World Championships and won the Karjala Cup in 2012. Advanced to the second round of the postseason, finishing T-2nd on his team in assists (5), 3rd in points (8) and T-3rd on his team in goals (3). Served as alternate captain for the Czech Republic at the 2013 World Junior Championships. Finished T-2nd in points (5), 2nd in assists (3) and 4th in goals (2) on the team at the tournament.

2011-12: In becoming Rookie of the Year, his 25 points (12-13=25) were the highest for a Junior player in the Czech league since Jiri Hudler nine seasons prior. T-1st in the VO2 MAX testing and 2nd in hand-eye coordination at the NHL Scouting Combine. Finished 3rd on the team in goals and 4th in points. World Jr.: Tied for the team lead in points and 3rd in goals.

2010-11: Spent the majority of the season playing for the Slavia U-20team. Scored one goal in six games at the U-18 World Championship.

PERSONAL: Tomas lists these as his favorites: steak and sushi (food); tennis and soccer (off-ice activity); tennis (sport other than hockey); Big Brother, Family Guy and How I Met Your Mother (TV shows); all kinds of music; Croatia (vacation spot); Aldo’s (San Jose restaurant); Fifa and Assassin’s Creed (video games). If he wasn’t playing hockey, he would be an architect. Thinks that Adam Sandler or Jim Carrey would play him in a movie about his life. His hockey idols are Jaromir Jagr and Evgeni Malkin. His family is the biggest influence on his career. His favorite hockey moment is scoring four goals in a game against the Rangers. Chicago and New York City are his favorite road cities. Thinks that Chicago has the best non-Sharks jersey. Thinks that Jason Demers is his funniest teammate. Thinks that Brent Burns not only has the hardest shot on the team, but is also in the best shape. Thinks that Joe Pavelski chirps the most from the bench. Feels that although he is the hardest hitter on the team, Brent Burns is also the most likely to over pack for a road trip.