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Tomáš Fleischmann
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Fleischmann during a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on March 9, 2012
Born May 16, 1984 (1984-05-16) (age 36)
Kopřivnice, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Chicago Blackhawks
Montreal Canadiens
Anaheim Ducks
Florida Panthers
Colorado Avalanche
Washington Capitals
National team Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic
NHL Draft 63rd overall, 2002
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 2004–present

Tomáš Fleischmann (born May 16, 1984, in Kopřivnice, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech NHL ice hockey left winger. He currently plays for the Chicago Blackhawks.


Before playing the NHL, Fleischmann played 2 seasons with Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League. He was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings with the 63rd overall pick in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He never played with the Red Wings however and he along with draft picks were traded to the Washington Capitals for Robert Lang. He played 3 seasons in the AHL with their affiliate, the Hershey Bears. Fleischmann would play 6 seasons with the Capitals and was traded to the Colorado Avalanche for Scott Hannan on November 30, 2010. His season with the Avalanche was cut short when he was diagnosed with pulmonary emboli and had to miss the rest of the season.

On July 1, 2011, he signed a four-year contract worth $18 million with the Florida Panthers.

On February 28, 2015, he was traded from Florida to Anaheim Ducks in exchange for forward Dany Heatley and a draft pick in the third round of 2015 NHL draft . After the season he left the team as an unrestricted free agent. On September 13, 2015, he was invited through proffesional tryout to Montreal Canadiens camp and on October, 4, 2015, he signed a one-year contract worth $750.000 .

On February, 26, 2016, he was traded along with forward Dale Weise to Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for forward Phillip Danault and a draft pick in second round of 2018 NHL draft .

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