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Tomas Plekanec | Center

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (33) / 10/31/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
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Center Tomas Plekanec produced three assists during the Montreal Canadiens' 5-1 victory over the Rangers in New York Wednesday night.
The win was bittersweet for the Habs, who lost their star goalie, Carey Price, with a reported leg injury. Montreal scored three goals after Price was relieved by Mike Condon. Plekanec recorded his 15th, 16th and 17th assists on two goals by Devante Smith-Pelley, who now has three on the season, and Max Pacioretty, who has 12. The other Montreal goals were posted by Sven Andrighetto, his first, and Alex Galchenyuk, his fourth. Nov 25 - 10:19 PM

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Tomas Plekanec registered an assist in a 5-3 victory over the New York Islanders on Friday.

Plekanec has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last seven games. He has seven goals and 19 points in 21 contests in 2015-16.
Nov 21 - 11:25 AM

Tomas Plekanec notched a goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-1 victory over the New York Islanders.

He scored his sixth goal of the season into an empty net to seal the win. Plekanec has meshed nicely on the top line between Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher. He has racked up 14 points in the first 15 games.
Nov 6 - 8:33 AM

Tomas Plekanec's five-game point streak came to an end in Tuesday's loss to Vancouver.

He had two goals and five assists during his scoring spree. Montreal's top line of Plekanec, Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher posted just five shots against the Canucks. They will look to bounce back in Edmonton on Thursday.
Oct 29 - 8:40 AM

Tomas Plekanec scored a goal in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Red Wings.

The win extended Montreal's perfect record to 6-0 this season. After Brendan Gallagher forced a turnover deep in Detroit's zone, Plekanec cut to the net and buried the centering pass from Gallagher. Plekanec now has five goals in six games this season.
Oct 18 - 8:47 AM

Tomas Plekanec was very happy to sign a two-year extentsion with the Habs on Friday.

The deal will keep Plekanec in Montreal through the 2017-18 season. Of the contract, Plekanec had the following to say: "We have a special team. Obviously, that’s the biggest reason why I signed. There’s no better place to win a Stanley Cup than in Montreal. I’ve been here my whole career and having that chance to win it with the team we have, there’s a big chance that we can really do some damage the next couple of years."
Oct 17 - 11:15 AM

Tomas Plekanec has inked a two-year extension with Montreal.

The deal is reportedly worth $12 million. He has played all 766 games of his NHL career with the Canadiens, but was eligible for unrestricted free agency in the summer. Plekanec is off to a good start this season, with four goals in five games, while centering the top line alongside Max Pacioretty.
Oct 16 - 12:30 PM

Tomas Plekanec scored a pair of goals in Montreal's 3-1 win over the Ottawa Senators.

Plekanec scored both his goals in the first period. His first goal was scored from below the goal line, as he banked a puck off Senators goalie Matt O'Connor and in. Plekanec scored his second of the game on a breakaway just nine minutes later. The 32-year-old now has three goals in his last two contests. He should have a big year playing on a line with Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher.
Oct 11 - 10:14 PM

Tomas Plekanec said his agent, Rick Curran, has not had any discussions with the Montreal Canadiens about a contract extension.

"I'm not going to ask them if they want me," Plekanec said jokingly. "If they want me, they would call, I guess." Depending on what the team does with Alex Galchenyuk at center this season, it could make Plekanec expendable even though he earned 26 goals and 60 points last season. He can become an unrestricted free agent after the 2015-16 campaign.
Sep 9 - 10:17 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Tomas Plekanec
2Alex Galchenyuk
3David Desharnais
4Brian Flynn
5Paul Byron
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Lars Eller
3Tomas Fleischmann
4Christian Thomas
5Michael Bournival
6Daniel Carr
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2Alexander Semin
3Dale Weise
4Devante Smith-Pelly
5Sven Andrighetto
6Torrey Mitchell
7Zack Kassian
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Jeff Petry
4Alexei Emelin
5Tom Gilbert
6Nathan Beaulieu
7Greg Pateryn
G1Carey Price
2Mike Condon
3Dustin Tokarski