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Tomas Hertl Named 'Sharks Player of the Month' for December

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks /

SAN JOSE, CA - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) announced today that forward Tomas Hertl (@TomasHertl48) has been selected as the 'Sharks Player of the Month' for December. 

Hertl, 26, finished the month of December with seven points (four goals, three assists) in 13 games, tied for second in goals and tied for first in points among all Sharks skaters. The centerman earned all seven points in six consecutive games from Dec. 10-22. On Dec. 17 vs. Arizona, Hertl registered his 18th career multi-goal game to reach ninth place on San Jose's all-time goal list (131).

The six-foot-two, 215-pound native of Praha, Czech Republic was originally drafted by San Jose in the first round (17th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft. Hertl is currently tied for second on San Jose in goals (15), fourth in assists (18), and second in points (33).

This is the second player of the month recognition for Hertl.  

For a complete list of previous "Sharks Player of the Month" winners, click here.

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