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NHL PLAYER, Tomas Hertl

BIOGRAPHY

Born Nov 12, 1993 -- Praha, Czech Republic
Selected by San Jose Sharks round 1 #17 overall 2012 NHL Entry Draft

Hertl was drafted by the San Jose Sharks with 17th overall pick in the 2012 draft, and became the first European player drafted with the Sharks' top pick since Czech Lukas Kaspar was drafted in 2004. After being drafted, Hertl rejoined Slavia, scoring 30 points in 43 games.  

The Sharks officially signed Hertl to a three-year entry-level contract on June 3, 2013. In the preseason, Hertl scored 3 goals and 1 assist, and joined Joe Thornton and Brent Burns on a line, filling the hole created by Raffi Torres' injury. Hertl made his NHL debut against the Vancouver Canucks on October 3, 2013 and tallied his first career point with an assist on a goal by Brent Burns.

At age 19, Hertl became the first teenager to play in a season opener for the Sharks since Marc-Édouard Vlasic in 2006. Hertl scored his first two NHL goals in the next game on October 5, 2013, against Mike Smith of the Phoenix Coyotes; Hertl became the youngest player to score 2 goals for the Sharks in one game since Patrick Marleau on March 17, 1999. On October 8, 2013, Hertl registered 4 goals against the New York Rangers in a 9–2 victory, making him the youngest player in the NHL to record a four-goal game (19 years, 330 days old) since Jimmy Carson did in the 1987–88 NHL season with the Los Angeles Kings (19 years, 254 days old). Hertl also became the first Shark to score four goals in one game since Owen Nolan in 1995. Hertl was eventually named the October Rookie of the Month, scoring eight goals, which led all rookies, and 11 points in 13 games.  On April 17, against the Kings, Hertl scored his first career playoff goal.

NEWS

Hertl helps Sharks get back on track November 06, 2019

Tomas Hertl tallied 2 points last night – including the game-winning goal – as the San Jose Sharks held on to defeat the Chicago Blackhawks, 4-2. The 25-year-old center would eventually go on to be named the 1st star of the contest. The native of Praha, Czech Republic has been one of the Sharks’ most consistent performers this season, registering a team-high 14 points (5 goals, 9 assists) in 16 games played to date.  

For more on Hertl, keep reading the nhl.com recap here.     

Hertl ready to lead the Sharks on and off the ice September 06, 2019

With his team seeing some veteran leaders depart this summer, Tomas Hertl is looking forward to filling the leadership void left behind. The 25-year-old has already begun to lead by example on the ice. He is coming off a season where he led the Sharks’ forwards in points with 74, and set new career-highs in both goals (35) and assists (39). He also was a big reason why San Jose made it all the way to the Western Conference Finals, tallying 15 points (10 goals, 5 assists) in 19 games played.

For more on Hertl, check out the nhl.com article here.

 

 

 

Hertl guides Sharks to Western Conference finals’ berth May 09, 2019

Tomas Hertl was named the 2nd star last night, as the San Jose Sharks hung on to defeat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 to advance to the Western Conference finals. The 25-year-old center tallied a goal and an assist in the contest, and led all forwards in ice-time (24:01). The Prague-native, who is coming off a career-high season in nearly every offensive category, currently sits tied for 1st in both postseason points (14) and goals (9).

For more on Hertl and last night’s game, check out the nhl.com recap here

Hertl’s goal keeps Sharks’ Stanley Cup hopes alive April 22, 2019

Tomas Hertl scored 11:17 into the second overtime period last night, as the San Jose Sharks defeated the Vegas Golden Knights, 2-1. With his team down a man, the 25-year-old center took a breakout pass and scored on a well-placed wrist shot. It was the 1st overtime playoff goal of his career, and his 4th game-winning goal. Through 6 games, the Praha-native has tallied an impressive 5 goals and 1 assist.  

For more on Hertl and last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com recap here.   

Hertl and Karlsson keep Sharks alive April 19, 2019

Tomas Hertl and Erik Karlsson were named the first and second stars, respectively, last night, as the San Jose Sharks defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 5-2, forcing a Game 6 back in Las Vegas. Hertl tallied 2 goals in the contest, won 62% of his faceoffs, and led the Sharks with 5 shots on net. Karlsson, meanwhile, added two more assists to his Stanley Cup Playoff totals (he currently leads the NHL with 7 assists), and finished the game with a +3 rating, 3 shots on net and 3 hits.  

For more on last night’s game, check out the nhl.com story here.   

Hertl and Kane guide Sharks to victory April 11, 2019

Tomas Hertl and Evander Kane tallied a goal and an assist each last night, as the San Jose Sharks easily defeated the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 1 of the Western Conference First Round, 5-2. Hertl, who enters the postseason on a 7-game point streak (3 goals, 7 assists), continued his excellent play in Game 1, registering 2 points and a +3 rating in the win. Kane, meanwhile, who is coming off of his 2nd career 30-goal season, finished the game with 2 points, a +2 rating, 5 shots on net and a game-high, 7 hits.   

For more on last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com recap here.

Hertl helps Sharks cruise to 4-0 win February 22, 2019

Tomas Hertl was named the 1st star of the game last night, as the San Jose Sharks defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins by a score of 4-0. The rising star centerman lit the lamp twice in the Sharks’ victory, raising his scoring output to a career-high, 28 goals for the season. Overall, the native of Praha, Czech Republic has registered 55 points (28 goals, 27 assists) in 56 games played to date.  

For more on last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com recap here.   

Hertl and Kane score in Sharks’ romp February 12, 2019

Tomas Hertl and Evander Kane were named the 1st and 2nd stars, respectively, last night, as the San Jose Sharks steamrolled the Vancouver Canucks by a final score of 7-2. Hertl, who is in the midst of a 3-game point streak (4 goals, 3 assists), tallied two more points in the contest, including his 26th goal of the season (a new career-high). Kane, meanwhile, finished the game with 2 goals, 3 hits, a +3 rating and a game-high, 5 shots on net.  

For more on last night’s game, check out the nhl.com story here.

Hertl guides Sharks to rollercoaster win January 23, 2019

Tomas Hertl tallied 3 goals last night –including the game-winner in overtime, as the San Jose Sharks came from behind to defeat the Washington Capitals, 7-6. With the Sharks down 6-4 midway through the 3rd period, the 25-year-old center went to work, registering a goal and an assist before scoring again in overtime. He would go on to finish the game with 4 points (3 goals, 1 assist) and a game-high 7 shots on net. The native of Praha, Czech Republic is currently on pace for career-highs in a plethora of offensive categories, having tallied 45 points (22 goals, 23 assists) through 47 games to date.

For more on Hertl and last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com story here

 

Hertl continues to perform at a high level in Sharks’ win January 11, 2019

Tomas Hertl added to his impressive point totals last night, as the San Jose Sharks defeated the Vegas Golden Knights, 3-2. The Czech winger tallied a goal and an assist in the win, along with 4 shots on net and 3 takeaways. After tying a career high in points last season with 46, the 25-year-old center is well on his way to eclipsing that mark in 2018-19. Through 41 games, Hertl has already registered 16 goals and 21 assists, putting him on pace for 69 points.

For more on Hertl and last night’s game, check out the nhl.com story here.

 

 

Hertl named 2nd star in Sharks’ victory December 19, 2018

Tomas Hertl was named the 2nd star of the game last night, as the San Jose Sharks steamrolled the Minnesota Wild by a score of 4-0. The talented center tallied two assists, taking his total for the season to 17. The Praha-native has been in good form of late, registering 8 points (3 goals, 5 assists) in his last 5 games.

For more on last night’s game, check out the nhl.com story here.

 

 

Hertl stays hot in Sharks’ win December 11, 2018

Tomas Hertl tallied a goal and an assist last night, as the San Jose Sharks defeated the New Jersey Devils by a score of 5-2. The 25-year-old center has been in fine form of late, scoring 3 goals in his last 4 games, while assisting on 2 others. For the season, the native of Praha, Czech Republic has registered 23 points in 27 games played, putting him on pace for career-highs in a plethora of offensive categories.

For more on last night’s game, check out the nhl.com story here

Hertl stays hot as Sharks win in overtime October 29, 2018

Tomas Hertl extended his point streak to 6 games on Sunday, as the San Jose Sharks defeated the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 in overtime. The 24-year-old center tallied two assists in the victory, along with three shots on net and a +3 rating. Over the span of his impressive 6-game run, the Praha-native has registered 9 points (2 goals and 7 assists), and a +3 rating.

For more on last night’ game, check out the nhl.com story here

 

Hertl makes 4-year commitment to stay in San Jose July 09, 2018

Tomas Hertl re-signed with the San Jose Sharks last week, putting pen to paper on a new four-year deal. Drafted 17th overall by the Sharks in 2012, the Praha, Czech Republic-native is coming off a 2017-18 campaign that saw him set a new regular season high for goals with 22, before pacing the Sharks in playoff goals with 6 (in 10 games). Despite the fact that he will be entering his 6th NHL season, the 23-year-old center is only just hitting the prime of his career, and Sharks’ management believe the best is yet to come for the talented player.

For more on Hertl, check out the nhl.com post here

 

Hertl named 2nd star in Sharks’ triumph May 03, 2018

Tomas Hertl played a key role in the San Jose Sharks defeat of the Vegas Golden Knights last night, guiding them to a 4-0, shutout win. The Prague-native, who would eventually go on to be named the second star of the contest, tallied his 5th goal of the postseason, along with 3 shots on net, 2 hits and one blocked shot. The versatile forward has been excellent in the Stanley Cup Playoffs to date, registering 7 points (5 goals, 2 assists) in 8 games played.

For more on last night’s game, check out the nhl.com story here

 

Hertl and Kane lead the charge in Sharks’ romp April 17, 2018

The San Jose Sharks took a commanding 3-0 lead in their best-of-seven, first round series last night, steamrolling the Anaheim Ducks by a score of 8-1. Tomas Hertl and Evander Kane both scored in the win, their second and third goals of the playoffs, respectively. Besides scoring in a second consecutive game, Hertl put in a dominating performance in the faceoff circle, winning an impressive 67% (14 for 21) of his draws. Kane, meanwhile, continued to be a thorn in the Ducks’ side, registering 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist), 3 hits and another 4 shots on net (he leads the playoffs in this category with 17).

For more on last night’s game, check out the nhl.com article

Kane and Hertl lead Sharks past Blackhawks March 27, 2018

Evander Kane and Tomas Hertl both scored last night, as the San Jose Sharks defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 in a shootout. Kane, who would go on to be named the 1st star of the contest, scored his 28th goal in the win, while also leading all skaters in shots on net with 10. Hertl, meanwhile, scored his 21st goal of the season, equaling a career-high. With six games left on the schedule, the Czech-born winger is also just 3 points shy of setting a new career-best in points.

For more on last night’s game, check out the nhl.com article here

 

Hertl nets pair in Sharks’ triumph October 28, 2016

Tomas Hertl scored 2 goals – including the game-winner – in the San Jose Sharks 3-1 defeat of the Columbus Blue Jackets last night. After tallying career highs in both regular season and playoff points last year, the 22-year-old rising star has not missed a beat in 2016-17. Through 8 games, the Praha, Czech Republic-native has 5 points, including a team-high, 4 goals.

For more on Hertl, check out the nhl.com recap here

Hertl re-signs with Sharks July 07, 2016

The San Jose Sharks came to terms with Tomas Hertl on a new contract extension last week, signing the rising star to a two-year, $6 million deal. Drafted 17th overall in the 2012 NHL Draft, the product of Praha, Czech Republic had a breakout season in 2015-16, tallying career-highs in every major offensive category, including goals (21), assists (25), and points (46). The 22-year-old center carried his good form into the playoffs, where he registered 11 points (6 goals, 5 assists) in 20 games.

For more on Hertl, check out the nhl.com story here

Hertl carries the load in Sharks’ win May 20, 2016

Tomas Hertl was named the first star last night, as the San Jose Sharks came away victorious in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final, defeating the St. Louis Blues 3-0. The product of Praha, Czech Republic finished the contest with two goals, a game-high 4 shots on net, 4 hits and a +2 rating.  Competing in his second postseason, Hertl has recorded new highs in a plethora of categories, including goals (5), points (8) and shots on net (37).

For more on last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com recap here

Hertl sparks the Sharks’ attack in big win February 23, 2016

Tomas Hertl scored the first two goals of the game last night, in the San Jose Sharks’ 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues. The 22-year-old forward is in the midst of his best season to date, having already tied his career-high of 31 points with 24 games left on the schedule. In his last five games, the Czech rising star has registered 4 goals and 1 assist.

For more on last night’s contest, keep reading the nhl.com piece here.

Hertl named 2nd star in Sharks romp January 28, 2016

Tomas Hertl scored the winning goal and added an assist on Tuesday night, as the San Jose Sharks cruised to 6-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche. The 22-year-old rising star has been on fire in the last ten games, tallying 6 goals and 5 assists in that timeframe, to go along with an impressive plus/minus rating of +12.

For more on the Sharks victory, keep reading the nhl.com recap here

Hertl helps Czechs advance to semifinals May 22, 2014

Tomas Hertl scored the vital go-ahead goal as the Czech Republic beat the U.S.A. 4-3 in their quarterfinal clash on Thursday.  The 20-year-old winger jumped on a rebound early in the second period to give the Czechs their first lead of the game. Hertl has been a solid contributor to his team thus far, scoring two goals and assisting on three others in six games played.

For more on today’s game, keep reading the theprovince.com article here