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Tomas Hertl | Winger

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (20) / 11/12/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
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It seems likely that Tomas Hertl will start the season on a line with Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski.
Hertl played primarily with Thornton and Brent Burns in 2013-14. This is an even more enviable line for the young forward and could allow for Hertl to breakout this season after his rookie campaign was derailed due to a PCL/MCL injury. Sep 30 - 9:57 AM

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Although Tomas Hertl might eventually shift to center, he doesn't mind serving primarily as a winger this season.

San Jose is already deep up the middle, so while it's believed that the team has interest in Hertl serving as a center, they have no need for it in the short-term. "For me, it doesn't matter. I'll play everything. … I think maybe for me still the left wing is a little bit easier because center is a hard position in the NHL," Hertl said. "I see how Jumbo and Cooch play. I'm learning. I don't know, maybe next season. I’m ready for everything."
Sep 23 - 1:30 PM

Tomas Hertl appears as though he will be healthy when training camp begins.

His knee "wasn't all the way back," according to GM Doug Wilson when he returned in the playoffs and he wasn't able to participate in scrimmages at the Sharks' rookie camp in July. All indications have hinted that he'll be fine, but we'll get a better idea of his status when camps open. Hertl is expected to play alongside Joe Thornton again this season, which should help him build off his impressive, albeit shortened, rookie campaign.
Sep 4 - 6:00 PM

Tomas Hertl isn't expected to take part in the scrimmage on Wednesday at the Sharks' prospect camp because of a knee injury.

Sharks GM Doug Wilson downplayed the problem by calling it a "little tweak." It's not surprising that the Sharks would have Hertl skip the camp entirely over even a minor knee problem. He had a great rookie campaign, but was limited to just 37 games because of a PCL and MCL injury. The last thing the Sharks want to do is have him aggravate his current knee problems for the sake of a summer camp.
Jul 9 - 9:12 AM

Tomas Hertl scored for the Czech Republic in Thursday's 4-3 quarterfinal win over the United States.

He notched two goals and three assists in six games for the Czechs during the preliminary round. The San Jose rookie missed 45 games with a knee injury this past season, but he returned at the end of the year and enjoyed a strong playoffs. Hertl will be a top-six forward for the Sharks next campaign.
May 22 - 1:20 PM

Tomas Hertl recorded an assist in San Jose's 6-3 loss to Los Angeles on Thursday.

Hertl has two goals and four points in four playoff games. He was hurt for most of his rookie season, but he's definitely worth taking a chance on late in standard league drafts for the 2014-15 campaign.
Apr 25 - 11:34 AM

Tomas Hertl scored a goal in the Sharks' 4-3 overtime win on Tuesday.

Hertl has two goals and three points in three games this season. Although he missed most of his rookie season due to a PCL and MCL injury, his rise has given the Sharks some extra scoring depth. That might prove to be the difference for San Jose as they compete for the Stanley Cup.
Apr 23 - 10:53 AM

Tomas Hertl was back on the top line alongside Joe Thornton and Brent Burns on Sunday.

Hertl moved up from the third unit as coach Todd McLellan wanted Joe Pavelski to center the third line. Hertl was held off the scoresheet but had a goal and an assist in the opener. He is worth a middle round pick in drafts next season as he has a chance to explode offensively.
Apr 21 - 9:40 AM

Tomas Hertl scored a goal and registered an assist in San Jose's 6-3 win over Los Angeles in Game 1 of their opening round playoff series Thursday night.

Hertl, who missed most of the regular season with a knee injury, played a solid game and scored his first career playoff goal. Brent Burns and Marc-Edouard Vlasic both had a goal and an assist for the Sharks, while James Sheppard added two helpers in the win. Patrick Marleau, Raffi Torres and Joe Thornton also scored for the Sharks.
Apr 18 - 3:56 AM

Tomas Hertl skated on the Sharks' third line during Wednesday's practice.

Take that with a grain of salt because San Jose keeps altering its lines. Hertl was playing on the top line before he suffered a major knee injury and he might end up back in that role at various points during the playoffs.
Apr 16 - 6:20 PM

Tomas Hertl returned to his original line on Saturday.

Hertl played alongside Joe Thornton and Brent Burns and look for the trio to play together once the first round of the playoffs get underway starting on Wednesday. He is worth selecting fairly high in playoff pools if you think that the Sharks are going far into the playoffs.
Apr 13 - 9:34 AM

Tomas Hertl (knee) will return to the San Jose Sharks' lineup on Friday.

Hertl emerged as one of the most exciting rookies in the league with his four-goal game on Oct. 8. He had 15 goals and 25 points in 35 games before he suffered a knee injury and needed surgery to repair his PCL and MCL. This will be his first game since Dec. 19. It will be interesting to see if the Sharks reunite their former top line of Hertl, Joe Thornton, and Brent Burns.
Apr 11 - 1:26 PM

Tomas Hertl (knee) is expected to be ready to play when the postseason begins next week.

He has been skating with the team since Feb. 26 and if he gets clearance soon then there's a chance that he will be able to play in one of the Sharks' last two regular season games. Hertl hasn't played since Dec. 19 and he underwent surgery to repair the PCL and MCL in his knee on Dec. 31.
Apr 10 - 6:45 PM

Tomas Hertl (knee) is out for the rest of the regular season but the San Jose Sharks expect the 20-year-old left winger to be in their lineup for the coming playoffs.

Hertl had 15 goals and 10 assists in 35 games before his injury.
Apr 5 - 11:02 AM

Tomas Hertl (knee) joined his teammates for practice on Wednesday for the first time.

He skated in a no-contact jersey, but his return to the ice is a positive sign. Hertl hasn't played since Dec. 19 following surgery on his knee. He could be available to return at some point in the playoffs.
Apr 2 - 2:57 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Joe Pavelski
4Andrew Desjardins
LW1Patrick Marleau
2Tomas Hertl
3James Sheppard
4Tye McGinn
5Mike Brown
6Raffi Torres
RW1Tommy Wingels
2Tyler Kennedy
3Matthew Nieto
4Adam Burish
5John Scott
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Justin Braun
4Jason Demers
5Matt Irwin
6Taylor Fedun
7Scott Hannan
8Mirco Mueller
G1Antti Niemi
2Alex Stalock