Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Tomas Kloucek
Tomas Kloucek was born March 7, 1980 in Prague, Czech Republic. The fifth round, 131st overall selection of the New York Rangers in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, Kloucek is a graduate of the QMJHL's Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.

A hulking defenceman, Kloucek made his professional debut with the Rangers AHL affiliate in Hartford in 1999-00. Not known for his offensive skills, Kloucek, who is a stay at home defenceman played parts of two seasons in Hartford before making his NHL debut with the Rangers during the 2000-01 season.

Kloucek went on to play parts of four seasons with the Ranger organization before being acquired by the Nashville Predators in the early stages of the 2002-03 season. Upon his arrival in Nashville, Kloucek dressed for a handful of games with the Preds' while spending the latter half of the year in the AHL with the Milwaukee Admirals.

After a little over one season with Nashville, Kloucek was dealt to the Atlanta Thrashers in December of 2003. Kloucek would only compete in one game with the Thrashers and spend the majority of the season with the club's AHL affiliate in Chicago.

Kloucek was signed as a free agent by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the summer of 2006. Kloucek would spend 37 games with the Thrashers before spending a season overseas in the Czech Republic. Kloucek would return to North America to compete with the Chicago Wolves before signing on as an unrestricted free agent by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1995-96 HC Slavia Praha Jr. CzRep-Jr. 40 2 8 10
1996-97 HC Slavia Praha Jr. CzRep-Jr. 43 4 14 18 44
1997-98 HC Slavia Praha Jr. CzRep-Jr. 43 1 9 10
1998-99 Cape Breton Screaming Eagles QMJHL 59 4 17 21 162 +10 2 0 0 0 4
1999-00 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 73 2 8 10 113 +22 23 0 4 4 18
2000-01 New York Rangers NHL 43 1 4 5 74 -3
2000-01 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 21 0 2 2 44 +5
2001-02 New York Rangers NHL 52 1 3 4 137 -2
2001-02 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 9 0 2 2 27 +1 10 1 1 2 8
2002-03 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 20 3 4 7 102 +5
2002-03 Nashville Predators NHL 3 0 0 0 2 +1
2002-03 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 34 0 6 6 80 +1
2003-04 Nashville Predators NHL 5 0 1 1 10 +3
2003-04 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 37 0 0 0 25 -8
2004-05 HC Slavia Praha CzRep 29 1 1 2 28
2004-05 HC Ocelari Trinec CzRep 11 1 2 3 24
2004-05 HC Bili Tygri Liberec CzRep 8 1 0 1 12 9 0 1 1 35
2005-06 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 1 0 0 0 2 0
2005-06 Chicago Wolves AHL 33 0 1 1 94 -3
2006-07 Syracuse Crunch AHL 68 2 9 11 133 -5
2007-08 RI Okna Zlin CzRep 41 2 2 4 154
2008-09 Barys Astana KHL 47 5 18 23 197 3 0 1 1 16
2009-10 Barys Astana KHL 35 1 7 8 44 3 0 1 1 4
2010-11 Barys Astana KHL 17 1 1 2 65 3 0 0 0 6
2011-12 HC Ocelari Trinec CzRep 15 2 3 5 8 5 0 1 1 35
2011-12 Lev Poprad KHL 20 0 0 0 18
2012-13 HC Ocelari Trinec CzRep 48 1 5 6 48 11 0 2 2 16
2013-14 HC Kosice Slovakia 35 1 6 7 81 17 0 3 3 24
2014-15 HC Znojmo Orli Austria 4 0 0 0 12
2015-16 HC d'Epinal France 23 3 6 9 59
NHL Totals 141 2 8 10 250


AHL All-Rookie Team (2000) Traded to Nashville by NY Rangers with Rem Murray and Marek Zidlicky for Mike Dunham, December 12, 2002. Traded to Atlanta by Nashville with Ben Simon for Simon Gamache and Kirill Safronov, December 2, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Slavia Praha (CzRep), September 17, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Trinec (CzRep), December, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Liberec (CzRep), January 31, 2005. Missed majority of 2005-06 due to ankle injury vs. Cleveland (AHL), January 15, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, July 6, 2006.
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