Matej Tomek

Hometown:

Bratislava Slovakia

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1997-05-24

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2015

Catches:

Left

Drafted:

2015

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

3rd round (90th overall), 2015

Weight:

181 lbs.

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History

2012-13: Matej Tomek skated for the HC Slovan Bratislava U18 team in Slovakia. In 24 games, including four playoff contests, he had a 2.04 goals against and .931 save percentage.

2013-14: Tomek played 14 games with the Slovakia U18 team against men’s clubs in the Slovak Extraliga second division and played for HK SKP Poprad’s U20 and U18 teams. He played for the Slovakia U18 team at the 2014 World Junior Championship. Tomek had a 2.39 goals against and .936 for Team Slovakia in Extraliga play. He was 2-0 with a 1.50 goals against and .956 save percentage in two games for the HK SKP Poprad U20 team. In 10 games for the Poprad U18 team, including four playoff games, he had a 2.60 goals against and .925 save percentage. Tomek was 1-2 with a 4.29 goals against and .870 save percentage in three games for Slovakia at the WJC. Slovakia finished eighth, falling 6-2 to the USA in the quarterfinals. Tomek was selected by Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in the fifth round (172nd overall) in the 2014 KHL Draft.

2014-15: Tomek left Slovakia to play for the Topeka RoadRunners in the North American Hockey League. Sharing the goaltending duties with Merrimack College recruit Drew Vogler, Tomek was 24-7 with 6 shutouts in 33 regular season games. He had a .928 save percentage and his 1.83 goals against was second only to Janesville’s Matt Jurusik (1.57) amongst NAHL goaltenders. Topeka finished second in the South Division behind Lone Star and reached the third round in the playoffs before falling to the Brahmas. Tomek was 4-2 in seven playoff games and had a 3.20 goals against and .876 save percentage. In January he announced he would play college hockey at the University of North Dakota in 2015-16. The Fargo Force selected Tomek in the ninth round (146th overall) in the USHL Entry Draft. He was ranked fifth amongst North American goaltenders in the Central Scouting final rankings and was selected by Philadelphia in the third round (90th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft.

2015-16: Tomek did not see any action for the national champion University of North Dakota as a freshman as the Fighting Sioux’s third goalie behind sophomore Cameron Johnson and fellow freshman Matt Hrynkiw. North Dakota finished first in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference in the regular season. The Fighting Sioux earned an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament, falling to Minnesota-Duluth, 4-2, in the NCHC semifinals and tying Denver, 1-1, in the conference’s third-place game. North Dakota defeated Northeastern (6-2) and Michigan (5-2) to capture the Midwest Regional and topped Denver, 4-2, in the Frozen Four semifinals before defeating Quinnipiac, 5-1, in the national championship game.

Talent Analysis

One of the best goaltenders to come out of the NAHL in his draft year, Tomek is technically sound. He plays a butterfly style.

Future

Tomek was on the roster for NCAA national champion North Dakota in 2015-16 but did not appear in any games as the team's third goalie. Sophomore Cameron Johnson had an outstanding season in net for the Fighting Sioux and with Johnson and backup Matt Hrynkiw slated to return Tomek faces an uphill battle in earning ice time.

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