Player Page

Tomas Plekanec | Center | #19

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (35) / 10/31/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 193
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 3 (71) / MON
Contract: view contract details

Latest News

Recent News

Tomas Plekanec hopes to be back with the Montreal Canadiens next season.
"I don't think we're really allowed until a certain point of, I guess, June," Plekanec said on Montreal's TSN 690 Radio this past Thursday. "So, obviously, we haven't (talked), but we discussed that possibility when I got traded in February, so that's where it's at. As I said before, I'd love to come back to Montreal. That's my priority and Marc said they'd like to have me back and that’s where we are right now. But as I've said before, too, I'm sure things are changing, things are planning for next season, so we'll see where we're at by the end of June." Plekanec is eligible for unrestricted free agency after he completed the 2017-18 campaign with Toronto. He only had two assists in 17 appearances with the Leafs during the regular season, but he did play better in the playoffs. May 27 - 10:14 AM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


Tomas Plekanec scored a goal and picked up an assist in Monday's 3-1 Game 6 win over the Boston Bruins.

Plekanec continued his defensive dominance over Boston's top line and he contributed with an assist on Mitch Marner's game-winner and added the empty net goal that iced the game. Plekanec's addition at the deadline flew under the radar but he has proven to be well worth the second round pick and B-list prospects the Leafs paid for the veteran center from Montreal. William Nylander also scored in the win. Game 7 is scheduled for Wednesday night.
Apr 23 - 9:57 PM

Tomas Plekanec scored a goal during Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Boston Bruins.

Mitch Marner's pass towards Patrick Marleau was a little out of reach, but Plekanec was able to pick up the puck in the slot before burying it past Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask to tie the game at one. Unfortunately for the Leafs, that's the only goal they were able to muster in Game 4. Plekanec finished the night with an even rating and one shot on goal in 15:09 of ice time. The 35-year-old now has one goal and one assist in four games this postseason. The loss pushes the Maple Leafs to the brink of elimination, as they now trail this best-of-seven series 3-1. Game 5 will be played in Boston on Saturday night.
Apr 19 - 10:42 PM

Tomas Plekanec will center Toronto's second line in Game 3 versus Boston on Monday night.

Plekanec posted just two assists in 17 games with the Leafs during the regular season after he was acquired from Montreal. He has mostly played on the fourth line, but will play between Mitch Marner and Patrick Marleau Monday. The Leafs have moved him up due to Nazem Kadri's suspension and an injury to Leo Komarov.
Apr 16 - 1:07 PM

Tomas Plekanec will be a healthy scratch in Friday's game against the New York Islanders.

Plekanec has no goals, one assist and a minus-3 rating in 13 games with the Leafs since he was acquired from Montreal. Head coach Mike Babcock mentioned that he was going to start resting some of his veteran players down the stretch. Josh Leivo, Matt Martin and Roman Polak will also watch the game from the press box.
Mar 30 - 6:45 PM

Tomas Plekanec will face the Montreal Canadiens for the first time in his career on Saturday night.

Plekanec spent all of his career with the Canadiens before being traded to the Maple Leafs on Feb. 25. "I’m curious myself what the feeling will be like," Plekanec said. "The first time I put on the Leafs jersey, it was different, sure. But the systems of the two teams are pretty much the same. And so is what I’m asked to do by Mike Babcock. It’s very similar to what Claude Julien looked from me in Montreal. There are minor differences, but it’s still hockey." The veteran has no points and a minus-2 rating in seven games since joining the Leafs.
Source: Toronto Sun
Mar 17 - 9:04 AM

Tomas Plekanec is set to make his Toronto debut on Monday night against Tampa Bay.

Plekanec is projected to center the fourth line between Leo Komarov and Josh Leivo. The long-time Canadiens pivot will be playing in his first NHL game wearing a different team's jersey.
Feb 26 - 12:04 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired Tomas Plekanec from the Montreal Canadiens.

The Leafs sent forward Kerby Rychel, defenseman Rinat Valiev and their 2018 second-round pick to Montreal for Plekanec and Kyle Baun. The Canadiens will be retaining 50 percent of Plekanec's remaining salary. The 35-year-old doesn't have the offensive ability he once had, but he's still capable of playing a shut-down role against the opposition's best forwards. He has six goals and 24 points in 60 games this season. Plekanec will be an unrestricted free agent on July 1st.
Feb 25 - 11:45 AM

Tomas Plekanec will not play in Saturday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Plekanec is a pending unrestricted free agent on a bad team, which means there's a good chance he'll be moved before Monday's trade deadline. The Canadiens will sit him to make sure he doesn't get injured before a potential deal takes place. He has six goals and 24 points in 60 games this season.
Feb 24 - 12:35 PM

Tomas Plekanec scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 3-1 win over the New York Rangers.

Plekanec opened the scoring at the 6:59 mark of the first period gave the Canadiens a 1-0 lead at the time. He also helped set up Phillip Danault's empty-netter with just over a minute remaining in regulation. The veteran now has six goals and 24 points in 60 games this season. The 35-year-old is on an expiring contract, so there's a chance the Canadiens could trade him before Monday's deadline. Plekanec doesn't need to be owned in any fantasy format. Jeff Petry also found the back of the net for Montreal.
Feb 22 - 11:32 PM

Tomas Plekanec wants to finish his career with the Montreal Canadiens, but there's a chance that he will be traded before the Feb. 26 deadline.

Plekanec can become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Montreal is already very thin down the middle and moving him certainly wouldn't help in the short term, but it's unclear at this time if he is part of the team's future plans.
Feb 6 - 10:43 AM

Tomas Plekanec scored a rare goal in Montreal's win on Sunday.

Plekanec ended a 20-game goalless drought with the 601st point of his career. The 35-year-old's two-point performance on Sunday brings him up to 20 points in 53 games this season.
Feb 4 - 8:10 PM

Tomas Plekanec scored the game-winning goal in Thursday's 2-1 overtime win over the New Jersey Devils.

Linemate Charles Hudon won a puck-battle along the boards against three Devils players before dishing it over to Plekanec, who beat Cory Schneider in the extra frame. The goal was the veteran's first in 17 contests. Plekanec now has four goals and 14 points in 32 games. Head coach Claude Julien still relies on him to play heavy defensive minutes, but it's become abundantly clear that Plekanec doesn't have much left in the tank offensively. Andrew Shaw also scored for the Canadiens in this one.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 11:12:00 PM

Tomas Plekanec concluded Thursday's contest against Detroit with two assists in a 6-3 win for the Canadiens.

Plekanec hasn't found the back of the net since Nov. 4, which amounts to a 13-game goalless drought. He has contributed three helpers in his last three games, but still shouldn't be on your fantasy radar.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 10:06:00 AM

Tomas Plekanec picked up two assists in a 5-4 loss to the Arizona Coyotes.

Plekanec made a nice play to win the draw straight to Weber who absolutely blasted a shot over Raanta's shoulder to give the Habs a 4-3 lead entering the third period. Unfortunately, the Habs stumbled going into the final frame and fell to the Coyotes. Plekanec has eight points in 20 games this season.
Thu, Nov 16, 2017 10:33:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Auston Matthews
2Nazem Kadri
3Tyler Bozak
4Tomas Plekanec
5Dominic Moore
LW1James van Riemsdyk
2Patrick Marleau
3Zach Hyman
4Kasperi Kapanen
5Josh Leivo
6Matt Martin
7Joffrey Lupul
RW1William Nylander
2Mitch Marner
3Connor Brown
4Leo Komarov
5Nathan Horton
D1Morgan Rielly
2Jake Gardiner
3Nikita Zaitsev
4Ron Hainsey
5Connor Carrick
6Roman Polak
G1Frederik Andersen
2Curtis McElhinney