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Tomáš Plekanec
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Born October 31, 1982 (1982-10-31) (age 37)
Kladno, Czechoslovakia
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Montreal Canadiens
CZE:
HC Kladno
National team Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic
NHL Draft 71st overall, 2001
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1998–present

Tomáš Plekanec (born October 31, 1982) is a Czech professional ice hockey centre. He currently plays for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). He also played for HC Kladno of the Czech Extraliga.

Plekanec was born in Kladno, Czechoslovakia.

Career

Before playing the NHL, Plekanec played two seasons with HC Kladno of the Czech Extraliga. He was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens with the 71st overall pick in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He played two seasons with their affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL), Hamilton Bulldogs. He played two games and then stayed in Hamilton for a third AHL season because of the 2004–05 NHL lockout. Since the 2005-06 NHL season, he has been part of the Canadiens.

On June 22, 2010, he signed a contract to play with the Canadiens for six years. He will be paid CA$30 million. During the 2012–13 NHL lockout, he played for his former team HC Kladno.

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