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Tomas Plekanec  #14

NUMBER: 14 BIRTHDATE: October 31, 1982  (AGE 32)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Kladno, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 198 DRAFTED: MTL / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (71st overall)
Plekanec is playing in his first Olympic competition and at the time of selection (Dec. 30) he was the top Czech NHL scorer with 44 points (8-36-44) in 41 games.

He led his team in scoring with eight points (4-4-8) at the 2007 World Championships and won a silver medal at the 2006 World Championships.

Plekanec represented the Czech Republic at the World Junior Championships in 2001, winning a gold medal alongside fellow 2010 Olympian Martin Erat. They went undefeated to win the Czech Republic's second straight World Junior Championship, defeating Finland for the gold.

Quote of the Day

It is really special. I had a lot of friends and family here tonight, and for my first [NHL] game in here it was great. I played here as an elementary-school player in the city championships and this was my first time back. It was a lot of fun.

— Toronto native Brandon Pirri after scoring 2 goals for Panthers in win at Maple Leafs on Thursday
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