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Ask the Sharks: Tomas Plihal

by Alison High / San Jose Sharks
Left wing Tomas Plihal has quite a busy schedule.

Not only will he be signing autographs at the Sharks Store on March 13, he’ll also be answering your questions for this week’s segment of “Ask the Sharks.”

Submit your best questions for the 25-year-old to and we’ll post his answers on Sunday.

This season, Plihal has scored 13 points (five goals and eight assists) in 52 games. The 6-foot-1 native of Frydlant, Czech Republic missed two games in February due to a lower body injury, but still managed to post five points (a goal and four assists) in the last 18 games and was a plus-6.

Plihal was originally drafted by the Sharks in 2001 (fifth round, 140th overall) and spent five seasons playing for the Western Hockey League’s Kootenay Ice and the Cleveland Barons of the American Hockey League before being called up by the Sharks in April 2006. However, he didn’t make his National Hockey League debut until the 2006-07 season.

Sharks fans might be surprised to know that although Plihal is among the elite ping pong players in the locker room, he rarely competes against his teammates.
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