Tomas Nosek
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Tomas Nosek

Hometown:

Pardubice Czech Republic

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1992-09-01

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2010

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

Free agent signing, 2014

Weight:

201 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2007-08: Tomas Nosek played for the HC Pardubice U18 in the Czech Republic as a 15-year-old. He scored 9 goals with 7 assists and was -11 with 28 penalty minutes in 40 regular season games. Nosek scored 1 goal and was -1 with 2 penalty minutes in two playoff games.

2008-09: Nosek skated for the HC Pardubice U20 and U18 teams in his second season with the club. In 26 games with the U20 team, including three playoff contests, he scored 2 goals with 9 assists and was +8 with 8 penalty minutes. Nosek was tied with Marek Hemsky for second on the Pardubice U18 team with 35 points in the regular season, one point behind team-leader David Brezina despite playing 18 fewer games. Nosek scored 14 goals and led the team with 21 assists, finishing +19 with 34 penalty minutes in 22 regular season games. He scored 3 goals and had an even plus/minus with 2 penalty minutes in four playoff games.

2009-10: Nosek suffered an injury-filled season — appearing in just 16 games with the Pardubice U20 team and 11 games with the club’s U18 squad and missing the 2010 U18 World Junior Championship. He scored 3 goals with 9 assists and was +5 with 4 penalty minutes in U20 play. Nosek scored 4 goals with 8 assists and was +6 in five regular season games and scored 2 goals with 7 assists, finishing +5 with 2 penalty minutes, in six playoff games for the Pardubice U18 team.

2010-11: Nosek made his pro hockey debut in the Czech Republic — skating for HC Chrudim in the Czech Extraliga second division on loan from HC Pardubice — and was the second-leading scorer for the Pardubice U20 team. He scored 1 goal with 8 assists and was +6 in 14 regular season games for HC Chrudim and was +4 with 5 assists and 2 penalty minutes in seven qualification playoff games. Nosek led the Pardubice U20 team with 30 goals and had 33 assists for 63 points in 51 regular season games, two points behind team leader Jiri Puhony. Pardubice missed the playoffs, finishing second in Group C. Nosek represented the Czech Republic for the first time internationally, skating in eight games with the U20 team. He scored 2 goals with 6 assists and 4 penalty minutes but was not chosen for the squad that competed in the 2011 World Juniors.

2011-12: Nosek made his Czech Extraliga debut, appearing in 27 games with HC Pardubice, and was a team captain for the Czech U20 team at the 2012 World Junior Championship. He also played for HC Hradec Kralove in the Extraliga second division and with the Pardubice U20 team. He had 4 assists and was +3 with 2 penalty minutes in limited time with the Pardubice men’s team. HC Pardubice finished third in the regular season before winning the playoff title but Nosek did not appear in any playoff games. He scored 2 goals and was -2 in five regular season games for Kralove and was -2 with no points nor penalties in three playoff games. In six games for the Czech U20 team at the WJC he was +3 with 1 assist and 2 penalty minutes. Nosek dominated at the domestic junior level, scoring 13 goals with 13 assists in 13 games and finishing +10 with 8 penalty minutes. Nosek was ranked 71st amongst international skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings but was not selected in the 2012 NHL Draft.

2012-13: Nosek appeared in 50 games for HC Pardubice in his first full Extraliga season, also skating for Hradec Kralove and the Pardubice U20 team. After seeing limited ice time early in the year due to the presence of NHL players David Krejci and Ales Hemsky during the lockout, he steadily worked his way into the Extraliga lineup, scoring 5 goals with 9 assists and finishing +4 with 4 penalty minutes during the regular season. HC Pardubice slipped to 10th place and was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. Nosek scored 1 goal with 1 assist and was +3 with 2 penalty minutes in three playoff games. He scored 4 goals with 1 assist and was +6 with 2 penalty minutes in five games for Kralove. Nosek scored 5 goals with 9 assists and was +4 with 4 penalty minutes in six games with the Pardubice U20 team.

2013-14: Nosek led seventh-place HC Pardubice in scoring as a 21-year-old and played for the Czech Republic national team in the Europe Trophy tournament. He scored 19 goals with 25 assists and was +17 with 36 penalty minutes, averaging, 18:34 minutes of ice time, in 52 regular season games. HC Pardubice reached the second round in the playoffs and in 10 playoff games Nosek scored 3 goals with 3 assists, finishing -2 with 44 penalty minutes. He scored 1 goal and was +1 with 4 penalty minutes in five games for the Czech national team. Nosek signed a two-year entry-level contract with Detroit as an unrestricted free agent in June 2014.

2014-15: Nosek skated for Red Wings AHL affiliate Grand Rapids in his first season in North America. Slowed by a hand injury early in the season, he displayed a strong two-way game in his first season and was the team leader in plus/minus among Griffins forwards.

Talent Analysis

Nosek is a versatile forward from the Czech Republic who can play on both the penalty kill and power play. Hampered by injuries early in his junior career, he has steadily improved and plays a strong two-way game. Nosek has a good work ethic and is willing to go into the corners and more difficult areas of the ice to create scoring opportunities.

Future

Nosek played for Detroit AHL affiliate Grand Rapids in 2014-15 in his first season in North America. With one year left on his original entry-level contract, he should push for a lower line spot with the Red Wings in camp next season. His offensive potential is slightly below some of the top forward prospects currently in the Detroit pipeline but his ability to be reliable in myriad roles suggest he can be a valuable two-way forward in the NHL in the near future.

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