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Tomas Plekanec | Center

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/31/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 196
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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

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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

We would not count on Tomas Plekanec making it to Florida in time for Saturday night's game against the Panthers.

He did not travel with his teammates from Detroit to Florida Thursday night but instead returned to Montreal on Friday to attend to a family matter. If Plekanec does not play, Lars Eller will be one beneficiary as he will move up a line to play alongside Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher. George Parros would aslo benefit as he would likely dress and play on Montreal's fourth line.
Mar 29 - 10:07 AM

Tomas Plekanec has temporarily left the Canadiens to attend to a personal matter.

Montreal is scheduled to play in Florida on Saturday and we would be surprised if he's back in time for that game. He has 20 goals and 41 points in 75 games this season.
Mar 28 - 12:08 PM

Tomas Plekanec netted two goals in Thursday's 5-4 win over Detroit.

He hit the 20-goal mark for the sixth time in his career thanks to Thursday's effort. Plekanec has never reached the 30-goal plateau. He has 41 points in 75 games this season.
Mar 28 - 8:28 AM

Tomas Plekanec ended a 13-game goalless drought by scoring the game-winning goal in Saturday's game against Toronto.

Despite his lengthy goal skid, Plekanec has recorded a point in each of his last four games. He has 18 goals and 39 points in 72 matches this season.
Mar 23 - 5:57 AM

Tomas Plekanec generated his 17th goal in Thursday's win over Vancouver.

In his previous nine appearances, Plekanec had no goals and two assists. He has 33 points in 58 games this season.
Feb 7 - 7:49 AM

Tomas Plekanec recorded a pair of goals for the Habs on Thursday in a 5-4 overtime win over Ottawa.

The goals were the 15th and 16th of the year for the Canadiens center, who's best known for his fine defensive play. Max Pacioretty, David Desharnais and P.K. Subban all counted for the Habs in the victory.
Jan 16 - 11:09 PM

Montreal coach Michel Therrien believes that Tomas Plekanec deserves to be a contender for the Selke Trophy.

"He should be a serious candidate for sure," Therrien said Monday. "He does so may good things on the ice. When we ask him to play against the other teams' top lines, he always does the job and he can contribute on offense too." Plekanec's line was tasked with holding Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp in check on Saturday and even though that combination managed to score the Canadiens' shutdown trio of Plekanec, Brian Gionta and Travis Moen did a good job. Plekanec also had 11 shots on goal and a 56 percent success rate on faceoffs in the contest. He has 28 points and a plus-9 rating in 46 games.
Jan 13 - 6:14 PM

Tomas Plekanec scored a shorthanded marker for the Canadiens in a 3-1 loss to Philadelphia Wednesday night.

Plekanec's goal was the only Montreal tally on a night when the team failed to muster much in the way of offense. Brian Gionta drew the only assist on the goal.
Jan 8 - 10:20 PM

Tomas Plekanec was named the Czech Republic's captain for the Winter Olympics on Monday.

He picked up an assist in Monday night's win over Florida to give him 27 points in 44 games. Plekanec will have veteran presences like Jaromir Jagr and Petr Nedved on the Czech team as well to help him out from a leadership perspective.
Jan 7 - 9:18 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1David Desharnais
2Tomas Plekanec
3Lars Eller
4Manny Malhotra
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Michael Bournival
4Travis Moen
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2P. A. Parenteau
3Rene Bourque
4Dale Weise
5Brandon Prust
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Tom Gilbert
4Mike Weaver
5Alexei Emelin
6Jarred Tinordi
7Nathan Beaulieu
G1Carey Price
2Peter Budaj
3Dustin Tokarski