DETROIT – The Red Wings announced on Friday that they have signed center Tomas Nosek to a two-year contract extension.
Nosek, 23, has spent the past two seasons with the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins after signing with the Red Wings as an unrestricted free agent on June 14, 2014. In 70 games played with the Griffins this season, Nosek logged 30 points (15-15-30), a plus-13 rating and 42 penalty minutes. He tied for the team lead with two shorthanded goals and ranked sixth in goals and tied for ninth in points. The Pardubice, Czech Republic, native also made his NHL debut with Detroit on Dec. 26 at Nashville and went on to appear in six games, registering two penalty minutes, six hits and three takeaways in 10:08 average time on ice during his first-ever NHL call-up. Nosek has skated in 125 games for Grand Rapids over the past two seasons, totaling 64 points (26-38-64), 64 penalty minutes and a plus-43 rating. He has also added eight points (3-5-8) in 21 career AHL Calder Cup Playoff games.
The 6-foot-2, 210-lb., forward spent the previous three seasons (2011-14) playing professionally for HC Pardubice in the Czech ExtraLiga. Nosek tallied 62 points (24-38-62) and 58 penalty minutes in 129 games with his hometown club, including a team-best 44 points (19-25-44) in 52 games in 2013-14. He also spent parts of three seasons with HC Chrudim and HC Hradec Kralove of the Czech Republic’s second-tier professional league, picking up 16 points (7-9-16) between the teams from 2010-13. Nosek captained his country at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship, picking up one assist in six games, and he racked up 125 points (53-72-125) in 109 games for HC Pardubice at the under-20 level between 2008-13.