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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 will enter the sixth and final year of a $30-million contract in 2015-16.
He will be eligible for unrestricted free agency next summer, but it wouldn't be surprising if he signed an extension with the Canadiens long before that. Plekanec has spent his entire 761-game career with Montreal. He recorded 60 points in 82 matches last year and he is one away from reaching the 500-point mark. Jun 18 - 11:30 AM

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After a quick trip to the IIHF WHC, Tomas Plekanec was busy, but the Czech Republic lost to Canada 2-0 in a semifinal game.

Plekanec fired seven SOG despite probable jet lag, yet he couldn't score. His team was shut out and now fights the U.S. for bronze.
May 16 - 4:16 PM

Tomas Plekanec believes that scoring the first goal in a game will be key for Montreal.

The Canadiens lead the best-of-seven series three games to two, but they have conceded the first goal in each game. "We have to make it tougher on [Craig Anderson] and we have to score that first goal," said Plekanec. "When they scored the first, they were able to fall back on their defence."
Apr 26 - 8:56 AM

The line of Tomas Plekanec, Brendan Gallagher and Alex Galchenyuk was Montreal's best unit Friday night against Ottawa.

The line produced 16 of the Habs' 42 shots on net and was buzzing around the Senators' net all night long. It also was responsible for the overtime winning marker. With Max Pacioretty back in the lineup alongside David Desharnais, the Canadiens are a dangerous team.
Apr 18 - 10:07 AM

Tomas Plekanec got his first goal of the postseason on Wednesday.

He gave Montreal a brief 2-1 lead in the second period. There were a flurry of goals in the second stanza and the Canadiens ended up with four to Ottawa's two to earn a 4-3 victory. Plekanec was credited with three shots and three hits in the match. His only blemish on the night was losing 18 of the 25 faceoffs he took.
Apr 16 - 11:09 AM

Tomas Plekanec scored a goal in Saturday's 4-3 shootout win over Toronto.

The 32-year-old has now scored in four straight games to finish off the regular season. Plekanec has been a model of consistency in the NHL and he had another fine season in 2014-15. He finishes with 26 goals and 60 points in 82 games. The Canadiens usually count on Plekanec to put up points and shutdown the opposition's top line and that shouldn't change in the post-season.
Apr 12 - 9:37 AM

Tomas Plekanec netted a goal for the Canadiens in their 4-3 shootout win against the Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

Plekanec scored the goal that tied the game at two 59 seconds into the second period. With 26 goals, there has only been one other season (2007-08) in which Plekanec scored more (29). He also had 59 points this year, the most since 2009-10. Jacob De La Rose and David Desharnais scored the other goals.
Apr 11 - 10:23 PM

Tomas Plekanec scored his 200th career goal in Sunday's win over Florida.

His 24th goal of the year came on a power play after Max Pacioretty was injured on a hit from Dmitry Kulikov. Plekanec also added a pair of assists in the match on goals by P.A. Parenteau and Brendan Gallagher.
Apr 6 - 11:18 AM

Tomas Plekanec skated alongside Max Pacioretty during Tuesday's practice.

David Desharnais was moved to a line with Alex Galchenyuk and P.A. Parenteau. Plekanec has 22 goals and 54 points in 77 games this season. Playing with Pacioretty would give him a boost if the combination stays together for Thursday's game versus Washington.
Apr 1 - 11:40 AM

Tomas Plekanec tallied a goal and an assist to lead the Canadiens to a 2-0 win against the Sharks on Saturday night.

Plekanec has rewarded those who took a chance on him later in drafts. He had become more of a 20-goal, 45-point guy in recent seasons. Now, though he has 22 goals and 52 points, numbers that have kept him in the starting lineups in fantasy leagues throughout the season. Brendan Gallagher got the other goal, via the empty net.
Mar 21 - 10:06 PM

Tomas Plekanec was in on both of the Montreal Canadiens' goals in their 4-2 loss to the Lightning in Tampa Bay Monday night.

Plekanec got the Canadiens on the scoreboard at 11:10 of the second period, cutting the Lightning's lead to 3-1. The goal came on a power play and was Plekanec's 21st tally of the season. He recorded his 27th assist of the season on a third-period goal by P.A. Parenteau (seventh).
Mar 16 - 10:49 PM

Tomas Plekanec scored a goal in Montreal's 3-1 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday.

Plekanec finished off a pretty passing play between P.A. Parenteau, Alex Galchenyuk and himself at the 58 second mark of the second period. It was his first goal in seven games (February 28th). The 32-year-old has 20 goals and 46 points in 69 games this season. It's the seventh time in his career that Plekanec hits the 20-goal mark.
Mar 15 - 10:36 AM

Tomas Plekanec produced a goal and an assist in Monday's 2-0 win over Detroit.

He scored the game-winning goal, his 17th of the year, with just 2:30 remaining in regulation. Plekanec also picked up his 23rd helper of 2014-15 on an empty-net goal by Max Pacioretty. He has a four-game point streak going, with two goals and three assists during that time.
Feb 17 - 9:58 AM

Tomas Plekanec potted his 16th goal in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime win over Philadelphia.

He tied the game at the 12:38 mark of the third period. Linemates Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher assisted on the marker. Plekanec has three goals in his last three matches.
Feb 11 - 10:28 AM

Tomas Plekanec scored twice for the Canadiens in their 6-2 win over the Devils on Saturday night.

The Canadiens flat-out dominated this game from the start. Plekanec’s goals snapped a six-game skid in which he recorded only one assist. Despite the great night, he still is a bottom-tier starting forward in most leagues, with 15 goals and 35 points. Dale Weise also picked up two goals on three shots. Andrei Markov (goal, assist) and Lars Eller notched the other markers. David Desharnais and P.K. Subban registered three assists, while Max Pacioretty got two.

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Desharnais
2Tomas Plekanec
3Lars Eller
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Jacob De La Rose
4Brian Flynn
5Michael Bournival
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2Dale Weise
3Zack Kassian
4Torrey Mitchell
5Devante Smith-Pelly
6Christian Thomas
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Jeff Petry
4Alexei Emelin
5Tom Gilbert
6Mark Barberio
7Nathan Beaulieu
8Brett Lernout
9Greg Pateryn
G1Carey Price
2Dustin Tokarski