National Hockey League

National Hockey League Draft Profile
Tomas Hertl
TeamSan Jose
Selection17 (17 overall)
Previous TeamHC Slavia Praha (Czech Republic)
Notes: 2012-13: Selected by San Jose in the 1st round (17th overall) of the NHL Draft...2013-14: Made NHL debut.

Czech centerman is the fifth-ranked European skater by NHL Central Scouting...Had an impressive rookie season in the Czech Extraliga in 2011-12, posting 25 points (12 G, 13A) in 38 games for Slavia Praha...His 25 points were the most by a junior player last season in the Extraliga...Recorded three goals and two assists in six games for Team Czech Republic at the 2012 World Junior Championship...Does not possess dynamic speed or skating ability, but Hertl is adept at using his size to get himself in scoring position.

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