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Tomas Kopecky  #82

Florida Panthers  Right Wing
NUMBER: 82 BIRTHDATE: February 5, 1982  (AGE 32)
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Ilava, Slovakia
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: DET / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (38th overall)

2013-2014: Selected to play for Team Slovakia at the 2014 Winter Olympics...Had a two-game point streak in tact (0-2-2: Dec. 13-15)...Recorded assist and scored SO game-winner in 10th round of shootout Dec. 13 vs WSH...Had two-game goal streak (Nov. 15-16)...Recorded first goal of the season on Nov. 15 at MIN...Recorded first point of season Nov. 9 at OTT

 

 

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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We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.

— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp