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Tomas Kopecky
NUMBER: 82 BIRTHDATE: February 5, 1982  (AGE 33)
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Ilava, Slovakia
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: DET / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (38th overall)
Twitter: @kopy82 2014-15: Scored game-winning goal Jan. 11 at EDM..Returned to lineup after missing four games due to injury Jan. 8 at VAN...Recorded an assist Dec. 18 at PHI...Recorded his first goal of the season Dec. 6 vs. BUF...Registered a season-high six shots Dec. 4 vs. CBJ...Recorded an assist Nov. 16 at ANA...Notched an assist Nov. 11 vs. SJS...Hit season-high 19:38 TOI Nov. 1 vs. PHI...Recorded his first assist of the season, a plus-one rating, two PIM, one shot, one blocked shot and one takeaway Oct. 30 vs. ARI.
Missed majority of 2006-07 due to broken collarbone vs. Chicago, December 14, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 1, 2009. Traded to Florida by Chicago for Florida's 7th round choice (later traded to Buffalo Buffalo selected Judd Peterson) in 2012 Entry Draft June 27, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Trencin (Slovokia), October 13, 2012.
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He stuck his neck out there for us. I don't know what's wrong with him, but you see he was in pain. But he went back in there. He's a tough guy. You've got to give him credit for helping the boys out.

— Panthers forward Brandon Pirri on goalie Roberto Luongo, who returned to game on Tuesday against Maple Leafs after leaving earlier in the contest with an injury