Under The Rock

By Steve Gandour

Name: Tomas Mojzis
Position: D
Shoots: Left
Height: 6 ft 1 “
Weight: 192 lbs
Born: May 2, 1982 / Kolin, Czech-Republic
Drafted: 8th Round, 246th Overall (2001 NHL Entry Draft)

Regular Season

TeamLeagueYearGPGAPPIM
Pardubice Cze. Jr 99/0040 7 4 119
Moose JawWHL00/0172112536115
Seattle WHL01/0264102636109

Playoffs

TeamLeagueYearGPGAPPIM
Seattle WHL01/021112330

International Competition

TeamLeagueYearGPGAPPIM
Team CzechWJC Under-182000NANANANANA
Team CzechWJC200270000

Tomas started his career in the Czech Junior League, but chose to leave after only one year to come to North America. Tomas participated for the Czech Republic in the 2000 Under 18’s, and for the Czech World Juniors in 2002. After a year with Moose Jaw who selected him in the CHL import draft, he spent last season in Seattle with the Thunderbirds. Despite recording no points in the World Juniors this season, Tomas showed in limited action a great sense for his own zone and defensive responsibilities.

Target Analysis

Tomas is still a few years away from competing for a regular NHL spot. Most scouts agree he has a very solid all around game. Only a year ago his defensive zone coverage was in question, but this year he has shown an improvement in that aspect of his play. His speed and mobility still remain his strongest skills, but Tomas took less chances this season to jump into the play. He still reads the plays well, and is an excellent passer which would bode well for the Leafs transition game. He has a wicked slap shot but with some difficulty in targeting the net. If he can continue improving his defensive play, he has the tools to be a top four defenseman in the NHL.

COAST TO COAST AND ACROSS THE POND

Miguel Delisle (F) – Ottawa 67’s (OHL)
With the elimination of the 67’s at the hands of the Majors, rumour is swirling that Delisle has been contacted by Bill Watters about a possible contract between the two. Any contract would have to be completed before June 1st.

Kyle Wellwood (C) – Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
Kyle continues to pay dividends to Windsor for acquiring him mid-season this year. Kyle leads the Spits in both goals (10) and points (19) in the playoffs, and was a key player in defeating the host Guelph Storm.

Brad Boyes (C) – Erie Otters (OHL)
After recording five goals in three playoff games against London, Brad was named the OHL player of the week.

Memphis River Kings (CHL)
Congratulations go out to the Maple Leafs CHL affiliate team, the River Kings. Despite the loss of several key players to the St. John’s effort, the team has made it to the Central Hockey League Finals for the second time in club history. They meet the Austin Ice Bats for the President’s Cup.