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Detroit assigns Nosek to Grand Rapids

by Kyle Kujawa / Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today assigned center Tomas Nosek to the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins.

Nosek, 23, made his NHL debut on Dec. 26 at Nashville and appeared in six games for Detroit, registering two penalty minutes, six hits and three takeaways while averaging 10:08 time on ice during his first NHL call-up. The fifth-year pro has also appeared in 25 games with the Griffins, notching seven points (2-5-7) and adding 33 shots on goal and 14 penalty minutes. Since signing with Detroit as an undrafted free agent in June 2014, Nosek has logged 80 games in Grand Rapids, tallying 41 points (13-28-41) and 36 penalty minutes over the past two seasons. He also picked up seven points (2-5-7) during the Griffins’ postseason run to the Western Conference Finals last spring.

A native of Pardubice, Czech Republic, Nosek logged 129 professional games in the Czech Extraliga for HC Pardubice, totaling 62 points (24-38-62) and 58 penalty minutes. He posted a career-best 44 points (19-25-44) in 52 games for the club in 2013-14, leading the team in scoring before signing with Detroit in the offseason at the age of 21. The 6-foot-3, 210-lb., center also spent parts of three seasons with HC Chrudim and HC Hradec Kralove of the Czech Republic’s second-highest professional league, picking up 16 points (7-9-16) between the teams from 2010-13. He also racked up 125 points (53-72-125) in 109 games for HC Pardubice at the under-20 level. Nosek captained his country at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship, picking up one assist in six games.

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