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Jiri Tlusty
Jiri Tlusty
Left Wing
(YIH-ree T'LOO-stee)
Number: 19
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 205
Shoots: Left
Born: Mar 16, 1988
Birthplace: Slany, Czech Republic
Acquired: Acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Philippe Paradis, December 3, 2009
Drafted: TOR / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (13th overall)
Jiri spends his summers in Kladno, Czech Republic, where he still enjoys helping out on the family farm… He has two dogs named Chejla and Christine that stay in the Czech Republic year-round… Jiri started playing hockey at age 6 in Slany… He says the biggest influences on his career were his parents… His favorite player growing up was Jaromir Jagr, who is from his hometown… His favorite television show is 48 Hours and his favorite movies are The Hangover and Braveheart… He says he listens to every type of music and his favorite books are No Easy Day and the biography of Ivan Hlinka… Jiri’s Twitter username is @J_T_19… His biggest game-day habit is a nap and he enjoys Italian and Czech food, as well as steak… His favorite restaurants in the Triangle are Bruno and Sullivan’s… His favorite video game is Call of Duty… Jiri enjoys playing tennis and soccer… His favorite athlete outside of hockey is Usain Bolt and his favorite teams are soccer clubs Barcelona, Liverpool and Real Madrid… The people he would most like to meet are Gordie Howe and Wayne Gretzky… His most-memorable hockey moment was his first NHL game… His favorite former teammates are Mats Sundin and Bates Battaglia… He enjoys playing in the NHL because it is “the best league in the world”… His favorite road cities are Toronto, Montreal and Phoenix, favorite road arena is Bell Centre and favorite teams to play against are Pittsburgh and Montreal.

2013-2014 Season

Completed his seventh NHL season and fifth with the Hurricanes… Ranked tied for fourth on the team in goals (16) and plus/minus rating (+2) and was eighth in points (30)… Was second on the club with a career-high five game-winning goals… Earned eight points (4g, 4a) in his last eight games and finished the season on a three-game point streak (4/10-4/13: 2g, 2a)… Was third among Carolina forwards in hits (88)… Scored his first two goals of the season at NYI (10/19)… Skated in his 300th NHL game vs. OTT (11/24)… Recorded his 100th Hurricanes point with a goal at WSH (12/3)… Was a season-high (+3) vs. SJ (12/6)… Scored two goals, including his first NHL shorthanded goal, at TB (12/21)… Placed on injured reserve on 12/27 after undergoing an emergency appendectomy… Activated from injured reserve on 1/13… Tallied the game-winning goal and added an assist at PHI (1/22)… Skated a season-high 21:26 of ice time at SJ (3/4)… Scored two goals including the game-winner at FLA (3/27)… Games missed due to injury: 14 (Appendectomy: 12/27-1/10, Lower-body: 3/16-3/18, Upper-body: 4/1-4/8)… Longest goal streak: 2 games (1/22-1/23: 2g, 2a; 3/11-3/13: 2g, 1a; 4/10-4/11: 2g, 0a)… Longest assist streak: 3 games (1/19-1/23: 2g, 3a)… Longest point streak: 3 games (1/19-1/23: 2g, 3a; 3/22-3/27: 2g, 2a; 4/10-4/13: 2g, 2a)… Multi-goal games: 3 (last: 3/27 at FLA: 2g, 0a)… Multi-assist games: 1 (4/13 at PHI: 0g, 2a)… Multi-point games: 7 (last: 4/13 at PHI: 0g, 2a).

Is in his eighth NHL season and sixth with Carolina… Acquired by the Hurricanes from Toronto on 12/3/09 in exchange for Philippe Paradis… Signed a one-year contract with Carolina on 7/1/14… Has represented the Czech Republic in four major international tournaments… Played seven games for the Czech Republic at the 2005 IIHF World U-18 Championship, totaling three goals and two penalty minutes… Played four games for the Czech Republic at 2006 World Junior Championship (U-20)… Helped the Czech Republic earn bronze at the 2006 U-18 World Championship, ranking eighth in the tournament in scoring with seven points (4g, 3a) in seven games… Named to the 2006 U-18 tournament All-Star team… Totaled four points (1g, 3a) in eight games for the Czech Republic at the 2013 IIHF World Championship…

2003-04: Played 51 games for Kladno Jr. of Czech Republic U-20 Extraleague collecting 13 points (10 goals, 3 assists) with 12 penalty minutes…

2004-05: Played 42 games for Kladno Jr. of Czech Republic U-20 Extraleague, totaling 15 goals and 12 assists (27 points) with 54 penalty minutes…

2005-06: Played 44 games for Kladno of Czech Republic Extraleague earning seven goals and three assists (10 points) with 51 penalty minutes… Also played six games for Kladno Jr. of Czech Republic U-20 Extraleague…

2006-07: Completed his first season in North America, splitting the year between Sault Ste. Marie (Ontario Hockey League) and Toronto (American Hockey League)… Played six games for the Toronto Marlies (AHL), earning four points (3g, 1a) with four penalty minutes… Played 37 games for Sault Ste. Marie (OHL), totaling 13 goals and 21 assists (34 points) and 28 penalty minutes… Ranked seventh among Greyhounds skaters in points… Played 13 playoff games for Sault Ste. Marie, netting nine goals and earning eight assists (17 points) with 14 penalty minutes… Ranked tied for first among Greyhounds in playoff goals, and second in points…

2007-08: Completed his first NHL season, appearing in 58 games for the Toronto Maple Leafs… Totaled 10 goals and six assists (16 points) with 14 penalty minutes in his rookie season… Also played 14 games for the Toronto Marlies (AHL), collecting 18 points (7 goals, 11 assists)… Earned his first NHL recall on 10/24… Made his NHL debut at PIT (10/25), scoring a pair of goals including the game-winning goal… Became the first Maple Leafs player to score two goals in his first NHL game since Nikolai Borschevsky (10/6/92 vs. Washington)… Earned his first NHL assist at NJ (11/2)… Missed five games due to a shoulder injury from 11/24-12/4… Scored goals in back-to-back games at CAR (1/31) and vs. OTT (2/2)… Had three points (2g, 1a), including the game-winning goal, vs. MTL (3/29)… Named AHL Player of the Week for the period ending 4/13, totaling four goals and six assists (10 points) and earning a plus-10 rating in four games… Played 19 playoff games for the Marlies, notching two goals and eight assists (10 points) with 8 penalty minutes…

Split the season between the NHL and AHL, earning four assists in 14 games for the Maple Leafs on the NHL level… Played 66 games for the Toronto Marlies (AHL), notching 25 goals and 41 assists (66 points) with 26 penalty minutes… Registered a career-high three assists and a (+3) rating at CAR (1/15)… Named CCM/AHL Player of the Month for February, totaling 12 goals and 11 assists (23 points) and earning a (+11) rating… Set Toronto Marlies franchise record with five goals in a single game vs. Syracuse (2/18)… Set Toronto Marlies franchise record with six points (2g, 4a) in a single game vs. Providence (3/4)… Played six playoff games for the Toronto Marlies, scoring one goal and earning two assists (3 points)…

2009-10: Skated in 18 NHL games with the Hurricanes and two with the Maple Leafs, totaling one goal and five assists (6 points)… Notched 30 points (14g, 16a) in 39 AHL games with Toronto and Albany… Recalled by the Maple Leafs and made his NHL season debut at BUF (10/30)… Acquired by Carolina from Toronto 12/3 in exchange for the rights to center Philippe Paradis… Made his Albany debut on 12/6… Recalled to Carolina on 12/11, and made his Hurricanes debut, scoring a goal that night at WSH… Earned his first assist with Carolina at NYR (1/2)… Skated in five Calder Cup Playoff games for Albany, earning his only point of the postseason with an assist at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (4/19)…

2010-11: Had 12 points (6g, 6a) in 57 games for Carolina… Also played five games for Charlotte (AHL) during a conditioning stint… Made his NHL season debut at NYR (10/29)… Scored his first goal of the season vs. NYI (11/3)… Scored a goal and earned an assist vs. ATL (2/5)… Missed 14 games due to injury (upper-body: 12/18-1/15)… Was a healthy extra for six games…

2011-12: Set career highs in games played (79) and assists (19)… Ranked fourth on the team in points, tied for fourth in assists and tied for fifth in goals… Was tied for second on the team in even-strength goals (15)… Carolina earned points in 15 of the 17 games in which he had an assist (10-2-5)… Skated in his 100th game with the Hurricanes, at OTT (11/27)… Scored on his first career penalty shot at CGY (12/6)… Played his 200th career NHL game, vs. WPG (1/23)… Extended his point streak to a career-high nine games (4g, 6a) with an assist vs. ANA (2/23)… Missed three games due to injury (upper body: 3/11-3/15)…

Ranked first on the team and tied for fifth in the NHL in goals (23), marking only the second time since relocation that a Hurricanes player has finished in the top five in the NHL in goals… Led the Hurricanes and ranked tied for 25th in the NHL in plus/minus (+15)… Was tied for first in the NHL in empty-net goals (4) and was seventh in the NHL in shooting percentage (19.7%)… Led the Hurricanes in multi-goal games (9) and was second on the team in game-winning goals (3)… Finished the season on an eight-game point streak (4/13-4/27: 6g, 5a)… Played for Kladno of the Czech Extraliga during the NHL work stoppage, tallying 23 points (12g, 11a) in 24 games played… Registered a career-high four points (2g, 2a) at NYI (2/11)… Was named the NHL’s Third Star of the Week for the period ending 2/17… Scored two goals, including the game winner, and earned an assist vs. PIT (2/28)… Earned 16 points (11g, 5a) in 13 games from 2/9-3/5 (11g, 5a)… Earned his first NHL hat trick, including his 100th NHL point, vs. WSH (4/2)… Netted two goals, including the game winner, at TB (4/21)… Played his 200th Hurricanes game vs. NYI (4/23).




1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69


J. Skinner 82 28 23 -2 51
V. Rask 80 21 27 -6 48
J. Staal 82 20 28 6 48
E. Lindholm 82 11 28 -23 39
J. Faulk 64 16 21 -22 37
K. Versteeg 63 11 22 -6 33
E. Staal 63 10 23 -3 33
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81