Tomas has a girlfriend named Julia… He splits his summers between Toronto and his hometown in the Czech Republic… His brother, Frantisek, won the Stanley Cup as a member of the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006, and still plays professionally in the Czech Republic… His father, Frantisek Sr., represented Czechoslovakia at the first Canada Cup in 1976… Tomas began playing hockey between the ages of 4 and 5… His first team was PZ Kladno… He cites his father, family and all of his coaches as the biggest influences on his career… His favorite player growing up was Raymond Bourque… The most-played artist on his iPod is Metallica… His favorite television show is Californication and favorite movie is Se7en… His gameday routine includes always lacing up his right skate first… His favorite website is seznam.cz and favorite foods are steak and sushi… His biggest talent outside of hockey is tennis, favorite athlete is Usain Bolt and favorite team outside of hockey is Chelsea… His favorite sport to watch is golf… Tomas got his number 51 by reversing the 15 he wore with Toronto, and 51 also marks the year of his father’s birth… His favorite former teammate is defenseman Danny Markov, who also played for the Hurricanes… He says the best things about playing in the NHL are the competition and the challenges: “I just love the game”… His most memorable hockey moments are his first NHL game with Toronto and winning the Stanley Cup with Boston on 6/15/11… His favorite road city is Montreal, and favorite road arena is Montreal’s Bell Centre.
Completed his 12th NHL season, splitting the year between Toronto and Boston… Recorded his fifth career season with 40 or more assists and eighth with 40 or more points… Had 11 multi-point games for the season, including nine multi-assist games… Totaled one goal and eight assists (9 points) in 24 regular-season games with the Bruins after being acquired by Boston on Feb. 18… Played his 900th NHL game vs. NYI (4/6)… Earned his first multi-point game with Boston with a pair of assists vs. NJ (3/22)… Scored his first Bruins goal vs. MTL (3/24)… Earned his first point with Boston with an assist at VAN (2/26)… Made his Bruins debut at OTT (2/18), marking his first NHL game in a uniform other than the Toronto Maple Leafs… Acquired by the Bruins on 2/18 in exchange for a first-round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, a conditional second-round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry draft and Joe Colborne… Had 38 points (3g, 35a) in 58 games for Toronto, leading the Maple Leafs in assists (35) at the time of the trade… Earned two assists, blocked four shots and was named first star vs. ATL (2/7)… Tied a career high with four assists and matched the Maple Leafs franchise record with three assists in a period at ATL (1/7)… Collected two assists and was (+3) at OTT (1/1)… Earned his 500th NHL point with an assist vs. ATL (12/20)… Registered a goal and an assist and was named first star vs. MTL (12/11)… Earned two assists and was (+3) at WSH (12/6)… Played 845th career game as a Maple Leaf vs. BOS (12/4), surpassing Darryl Sittler (844 games) for eighth on Toronto’s all-time games played list… Had his first multi-point game of the season with two assists at WSH (11/3)… Longest assist streak: 4 games (10/9-10/18: 0g, 4a)… Longest point streak: 4 games (10/9-10/18: 0g, 4a)… Multi-assist games: 9 (last: 3/22 vs. NJ: 0g, 2a)… Multi-point games: 11 (last: 3/22 vs. NJ: 0g, 2a).
Completed his seventh NHL playoff season… Played in all 25 of Boston’s playoff games, as the Bruins captured the Stanley Cup, marking the first Stanley Cup championship of his career… Was tied for first among Bruins defensemen with 11 playoff points (0g, 11a)… Was tied for second among Bruins skaters and second among all NHL defensemen with 11 playoff assists… Led Bruins skaters and ranked fifth among league defensemen with five power-play assists, and was fifth among NHL defensemen with a plus-8 plus/minus rating… Earned a pair of assists in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final vs. VAN (6/13)… Played his 100th career NHL playoff game in Game 5 at VAN (6/10)… Had five points (0g, 5a) in seven games against Tampa Bay in the Eastern Conference Finals, including a pair of two-assist games… Earned his first playoff point with the Bruins with an assist in Game 4 at MTL (4/21)… Made his Bruins playoff debut in Game 1 vs. MTL (4/14)… Longest assist streak: 2 games (4/21-4/23: 0g, 2a)… Longest point streak: 2 games (4/21-4/23: 0g, 2a)…Multi-assist games: 3 (last: 6/13 vs. VAN: 0g, 2a)… Multi-point games: 3 (last: 6/13 vs. VAN: 0g, 2a).
Is in his 13th NHL season and first with the Hurricanes… Signed a three-year contract with Carolina on July 5, 2011… Ranks second in Toronto Maple Leafs franchise history in points (520) and assists (437) by a defenseman, behind only Borje Salming… Ranks eighth in Maple Leafs history in games played (878) for the team, and 11th all-time in scoring (520 points)… Has played in the NHL All-Star Game four times (2002, 2007, 2008, 2009)… Represented the Czech Republic in the Winter Olympic Games three times… Made his Olympic debut in 2002 in Salt Lake City, earning one assist in four games… Helped the Czech Republic capture the bronze medal in 2006 in Torino, ranking tied for fourth among tournament defensemen in scoring with four points (2g, 2a)… Had three points (1g, 2a) in five games at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver… Has also represented his home country at the World Junior Championship (1998), the World Cup of Hockey (2004) and the IIHF World Championship (2003, 2005, 2006, 2008)… Was tied for second among tournament defensemen in scoring at the 2003 World Championship in Finland… Had one goal and three assists (4 points) at the 2005 World Championship in Austria, helping the Czech Republic capture gold… Earned six points (1g, 5a) in nine games at the 2006 World Championship in Riga, Latvia, as the Czech Republic won the silver medal… Ranked second among defensemen in scoring at the 2008 World Championship in Canada, and was named to the World Championship All-Star Team.
1994-95: Spent most of the season with Poldi Kladno’s junior team, earning 17 points (7g, 10a) in 37 games… Debuted with Poldi Kladno of the Czech League, skating in four games.
1995-96: Split the year between Poldi Kladno’s junior and senior teams, playing 23 games on each level.
1996-97: Played his first full season with Poldi Kladno in the Czech Republic Extraleague, totaling five assists in 49 games.
1997-98: Skated in 47 games for Poldi Kladno of the Czech Republic Extraleague totaling 23 points (4g, 19a)… Made his North American debut with St. John’s of the American Hockey League (AHL), playing two games.
1998-99: Completed his first NHL season with Toronto, and led NHL rookie defensemen in assists (18) and points (22)… Made his NHL debut and led all players in ice time (29:13) vs. DET (10/10)… Earned his first NHL point with an assist at EDM (10/13)… Beat Kevin Hodson for his first NHL goal at DET (10/23)… Appeared in 14 Stanley Cup Playoff games for Toronto, as the Maple Leafs advanced to the Eastern Conference Final before falling to Buffalo… Made his NHL playoff debut in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal vs. PHI (4/28)… Earned his first NHL playoff point with an assist on the game-winning goal in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinal vs. PIT (5/9).
1999-00: Ranked first among Leafs defensemen and tied for 16th among NHL blueliners in scoring with 40 points… Was one of two Maple Leafs to play in all 82 regular-season games, and ranked second on the team in average ice time (22:54)… Skated in his 100th career NHL game at PIT (1/7)… Led Leafs defensemen in playoff scoring with five points (1g, 4a) as Toronto topped Ottawa in the first round before falling to the eventual Stanley Cup champion New Jersey Devils in six games… Scored his first NHL playoff goal – the game-winner – in Game 4 at NJ (5/3).
2000-01: Led Maple Leafs defensemen in goals (6), assists (39) and points (45)… Ranked tied for eighth among NHL defensemen in assists (39)… Played his 200th career NHL game at NJ (1/19)… Earned four points (1g, 3a) in 11 playoff games as Toronto swept Ottawa before falling to the Devils in seven games.
2001-02: Ranked second among Leafs defensemen and tied for 17th among NHL defensemen in scoring (39 points)… Led Toronto blueliners in assists (29) and ranked second in goals (10)… Represented the World Team and collected an assist in his first NHL All-Star Game… Began the season with Poldi Kladno of the Czech Extraleague while still in contract negotiations with Toronto… Made his season debut for the Maple Leafs vs. COL (11/3), after signing a new multi-year deal… Earned his 100th career NHL assist vs. BUF (12/22)… Played in all 20 of Toronto’s Stanley Cup Playoff games, as the Leafs advanced to the Eastern Conference Final before falling to Carolina… Ranked first on the team and tied for fifth among all NHL players in playoff plus/minus (+7)… Was tied for first among Toronto defensemen and tied for fifth among NHL defensemen in playoff scoring (10 points)… Played his 50th career NHL playoff game in Game 6 vs. OTT (5/12).
2002-03: Ranked ninth among NHL defensemen in scoring (47), skating in all 82 regular-season games for Toronto… Finished the season first on the team in plus/minus (+20), first in average ice time (24:50) and tied for first in games played (82)… Led team defensemen in goals (11) and points (47)… Matched his career high in games played (82) and established a career-best in goals (11)… Played his 300th career NHL game at ANA (10/28)… Led Toronto in average ice time (30:03) during the playoffs, as the Leafs fell to the Flyers in seven games during the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal.
2003-04: Was second among Maple Leafs skaters in plus/minus (+16), third in average ice time (23:11) and tied for fifth in assists (28)… Registered his 200th career NHL point with a pair of assists at LA (11/13)… Played his 400th career NHL game vs. DET (12/6)… Missed his first career NHL regular season game due to injury at WSH (12/19)… Missed 10 total games due to injury… Earned three assists in 13 playoff games as the Maple Leafs beat the Senators in seven games before falling to the Flyers in the second round.
2004-05: Played 49 games for Kladno, ranking fourth in the Czech Extraleague in assists (31) and 14th in points (39)… Voted by players as the Czech Extraleague’s Most Valuable Player… Led all Extraleague defensemen in assists and points… Ranked first among Kladno skaters in assists and second in points.
2005-06: Earned career-highs in assists (58), points (67), power-play points (51), power-play assists (45) and average ice time (28:10), skating in all 82 games for Toronto… Ranked tied for fourth among NHL defensemen in points (67) and tied for second among league blueliners in assists (58)… Among all NHL skaters, ranked second in average ice time per game (28:10), first in power-play assists (45), tied for fourth in power-play points (51) and tied for 10th in total assists (45)… Established a Toronto Maple Leafs franchise-high for power-play points by a defensemen in a season… Had 17 multi-point games, ranking third on the team… Registered his 200th career NHL assist at CAR (11/25)… Had a four-point game (1g, 3a) vs. MTL (3/7).
2006-07: Ranked tied for eighth among NHL defensemen and first among Toronto defensemen in points (58), skating in 74 games… Was 10th in the NHL average ice time (25:52)… Among Maple Leafs, ranked second in assists (47), second in points and second in ice time… Matched his career high for goals in a season (11)… Earned his first career hat trick and added an assist at MTL (10/28), tying his career high for points in a game… It marked the first hat trick by a Maple Leafs defenseman since Borje Salming (10/10/81)… Tallied his 300th career point with a goal at TB (11/1)… Registered a career-high, eight-game point-streak from 10/28-11/11 (7g, 8a)… Represented the Eastern Conference at the 2007 NHL All-Star Game in Dallas (1/24)… Missed eight games with a concussion.
2007-08: Ranked 1st among team defensemen in assists (45) and points (53). Ranked fifth among NHL defensemen in assists (45) and ninth in points (53), skating in all 82 games for Toronto… Led Leafs defensemen in assists and points… Played his 600th career NHL game, vs. OTT (10/3)… Scored his seventh career regular-season overtime goal, vs. MTL (10/6)… Earned his 300th career NHL assist, vs. BOS (11/20)… Passed Ian Turnbull for third all-time along Maple Leafs defensemen in assists with his 303rd career helper vs. TB (12/10)… Represented the Eastern Conference at the 2008 NHL All-Star Game in Atlanta (1/27)… Won the Accuracy Shooting contest at the 2008 NHL SuperSkills Competition (1/26)… Earned his 400th career NHL point with an assist at OTT (3/22).
2008-09: Totaled 31 points (4g, 27a) in 57 regular-season games for the Maple Leafs, missing 25 total games due to a hand injury (1/31-2/26, 3/5-3/28)… Ranked first among Toronto skaters in average ice-time per game (23:27)… Passed Ian Turnbull (415 points) for third all-time among Toronto defensemen in scoring with a goal and two assists at EDM (11/13)… Played his 700th career NHL game, vs. BOS (11/17)… Represented the Eastern Conference at the 2009 NHL All-Star Game in Montreal (1/25).
2009-10: Tallied 49 points (7g, 42a) in 82 games for Toronto, ranking first among Maple Leafs in assists and second in points… Was tied for eighth among NHL defensemen in scoring… Earned single-game career highs in assists (4) and points (5) at ANA (10/26), becoming the first Leafs defenseman to record five points in a game since Bob Manno (1g, 4a) on 10/10/81 vs. CHI… Passed Wendel Clark (441 points) for 15th on the Maple Leafs all-time scoring list with the goal at ANA… Named the NHL’s First Star for the week ending 11/1 after totaling 12 points (2g, 10a) in four games… Passed Doug Gilmour (452 points) for 14th place on the Maple Leafs all-time scoring list with a pair of assists vs. MIN (11/10)… Passed Tim Horton (458 points) for second in Leafs history in scoring by a defensemen and 13th overall on Toronto’s all-time scoring list with an assist at MTL (12/1)… Passed Lanny McDonald (459 points) for 12th on the Leafs’ all-time scoring list with an assist at CBJ (12/3)… Moved past Norm Ullman (471 points) for 11th on the Maple Leafs’ all-time scoring list with an assist vs. PIT (1/9)… Earned his 400th career NHL assist vs. SJ (2/8)… Played his 800th career NHL game, vs. CAR (3/2).