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Tomas Plekanec | Center

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/31/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 198
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Tomas Plekanec scored a goal in Montreal's 4-1 win over Ottawa on Saturday night.
Plekanec's power play goal gave the Habs a 3-1 lead in the third period. The 32-year-old is having another fine season for the Canadiens. Not only is he solid defensively, but he continues to contribute on the scoresheet. Plekanec has 10 goals and 23 points in 34 games this season. Dec 21 - 8:36 AM

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Tomas Plekanec netted the game-winning goal in Tuesday's 3-2 victory over Vancouver.

His ninth marker of the season snapped a seven-game goalless drought. On the brighter side, Plekanec has a three-game point streak now and he's picked up four points in his past five outings.
Dec 10 - 11:01 AM

Tomas Plekanec netted his sixth goal of the season in Tuesday's 3-0 win over Winnipeg.

He deposited his second shorthanded marker of the year into an empty net to snap a seven-game goalless drought. Plekanec enjoyed a great start, but points have been hard to come by since late October.
Nov 12 - 11:24 AM

Tomas Plekanec earned the NHL's first star of the week.

Plekanec kicked off the season with a three-game goal streak. He has four goals and five points over that span. He was limited to just 43 points last season, but he certainly has the ability to do better in 2014-15.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 13 - 12:35 PM

Tomas Plekanec has scored a goal in each of his first three games and he co-leads the NHL with four goals early into the 2014-15 season.

The last time Plekanec had a three-game goal streak was Oct. 25-29, 2010. The 31-year-old center has been great out of the gate, but believing this will be a 70-point season is hasty at this point. Still, you should ride him while he's hot.
Oct 13 - 7:59 AM

With Manny Malhotra healthy and contributing, Montreal coach Michel Therrien has been able to relieve Tomas Plekanec from some of his defensive duties.

What does this mean for Plekanec's fantasy value you may be asking? Quite a bit. Plekanec can be used more for offensive-zone faceoffs and does not have to be the first center option on the penalty kill. The result--the veteran center has scored three goals in the Habs' two games in a more offensive role. If Therrien continues to be comfortable with Malhotra in his current role then Plekanec could have a very good offensive season.
Oct 11 - 10:24 AM

Thought it was so nice, he did it twice! For the second night in a row, Tomas Plekanec scored a late goal to put the Habs in position tow in.

All wrists. A classic snapshot through traffic from the slot, tying the game at one midway through the third. Plekanec had a full night aside from the goal, playing 21:33 and over four minutes in special teams with three hits, two shots and blocks.
Oct 10 - 2:12 AM

Tomas Plekanec scored two goals, including the game winner in the final minute of regulation, to spark the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-3 triumph over the Maple Leafs Wednesday night in the NHL's regular-season opener in Toronto.

Plekanec's winning goal came at 19:17. The veteran center directed the puck towards the front of the Leafs' net, where it went off Toronto defenseman Stuart Percy and in behind goalie Jonathan Bernier. Plekanec, who led the game in shots on net with five, also notched a beauty of a goal on a breakaway in the second period. Max Pacioretty opened the scoring at 4:42 of the first period. P.K. Subban also scored for Montreal. Alexei Emelin and P.A. Parenteau each had two assists for the Habs. The win was Montreal's first in a lid-lifter in five years.
Oct 8 - 10:04 PM

Plekanec came away favoring an elbow while performing the long-jump during off-ice training, according to Doug Harrison of CBC Sports.

Harrison reported Plekanec "tweaked" it but it's unclear whether he merely banged his elbow or if there's a real injury. We'll be sure to keep you posted as details come out.
Source: CBC Sports
Sep 19 - 12:39 AM

Tomas Plekanec is gearing up for his 10th season with the Montreal Canadiens.

He has appeared in 679 NHL contests in his career and all of them have come as a member of the Habs. His experience with the organization has made him a candidate to become Montreal's next captain. Only defenseman Andrei Markov, who is entering his 14th season, has more seniority with the team than Plekanec. "I haven't really thought about it," Plekanec said referring to the captaincy. "We'll see what management and the coaches decide. A lot of leadership is gone with Gionta and (Josh) Gorges and Danny Briere, but young guys are going to step up. They experienced the great (playoff) run we had last year so they will fill out that leadership."
Sep 8 - 9:57 AM

Tomas Plekanec found the back of the net in Montreal's 7-4 win Tuesday night.

Plekanec snapped his eight-game goal scoring drought. He has four goals and nine points in 16 playoff contests.
May 28 - 9:30 AM

Tomas Plekanec snapped a four-game point drought on Thursday.

Plekanec had an assist in Montreal's 3-2 overtime victory in Game 3. He still has no goals, two assists, and a minus-four rating in his last seven contests.
May 23 - 9:39 AM

Tomas Plekanec led all forwards with 20:23 of ice time in Tuesday's Game 3 victory over Boston.

He picked up a goal and registered four shots in the match. Plekanec has three goals and three assists in seven 2014 postseason outings.
May 7 - 7:26 AM

Tomas Plekanec produced the game-winning goal in Game 3 versus the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Plekanec gave the Canadiens a 3-1 lead at 5:43 of the third period and they held on for a 3-2 victory. He has two goals on nine shots in the series.
Apr 21 - 10:42 AM

Tomas Plekanec (personal) is expected to be back with the Canadiens on Monday for practice.

He missed Saturday's game because of "family reasons," but he was projected to rejoin his teammates in Florida on Sunday night. Montreal visits the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday and Plekanec should be back in the lineup.
Mar 31 - 10:35 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Desharnais
2Tomas Plekanec
3Lars Eller
4Manny Malhotra
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Michael Bournival
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2P. A. Parenteau
3Jiri Sekac
4Brandon Prust
5Dale Weise
6Sven Andrighetto
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Tom Gilbert
4Sergei Gonchar
5Mike Weaver
6Alexei Emelin
7Bryan Allen
8Nathan Beaulieu
G1Carey Price
2Dustin Tokarski
3Joey MacDonald