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Tomas Jurco

North American Skater - Saint John, QMJHL
Final Rank:20Midterm Rank:24
Position:Right WingShoots:Left
Height:6' 2"Weight:187
Born:December 28, 1992
Born in:Kosice, SVK
Drafted: 2011: DET (2nd Round / 35th Overall)  Detroit Red Wings
• At the 2011 Memorial Cup, he had a team-leading and tournament-tying four goals in four games helping Saint John became the first team from the Maritime Provinces to win the tournament.

• Jurco helped Saint John to the 2011 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League championship, recording 18 points (6-12--18) in 19 games. During the regular season, the Sea Dogs tied the QMJHL record for most wins in a season with 58 and went undefeated at home in regulation (32-0-1-1) to enter the 2011 playoffs as the top-seed in the QMJHL.

• He is one of nine Saint John Sea Dogs on the Central Scouting rankings list, which also includes two of his frequent linemates – Jonathan Huberdeau (No. 3 ranked) and Zack Phillips (No. 15 ranked). All three finished the season with seven game-winning goals.

• Jurco represented Slovakia at the 2011 World Junior Championships, recording a goal in six games with an even plus-minus rating.

• His older sister, Petra, was a member of Slovakia's Olympic women's team at the 2010 Olympics; both players wear the number 13 -- “I feel better with 13. I feel like I'm home.'' He got his start in hockey at five when his parents tried to sign his sister up to play.

• A YouTube sensation, he has several videos showcasing his stickhandling tricks and shootout moves online that have been viewed more than 150,000 times.

NEWS: Jurco more than just a puck magician (click here)

FAVORITES

NHL player: Marian Gaborik and Marian Hossa
Shootout move: “Spin-o-rama”
Video game: NHL 2010
Movie: The Hangover
TV show: Two and a Half Men
Actress: Emma Watson
Website: Facebook.com
Sport (other than hockey): Soccer
Breakfast food: Scrambled eggs

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2008-2009KOSICE JR.SLOVAKIA-JR.4819304920
2009-2010SAINT JOHNQMJHL6426255124
2010-2011SAINT JOHNQMJHL6031255617