Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Tomas Kurka
Tomas Kurka was born December 14, 1981 in Most, Czech Republic. The first choice, 32nd overall selection of the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, Kurka played for Litinov in the Czech League before making his North American debut in 1999-2000 with the OHL's Plymouth Whalers.

An offensively gifted player, Kurka spent two seasons in the OHL with the Whalers scoring 51 goals and 57 assists for 108 points in 111 games before joining the AHL's Lowell Lock Monsters in 2001-02. Kurka went on to play parts of two seasons with Lowell before making his NHL debut with the Hurricanes during the 2002-03 season. In 14 games with the Canes, Kurka scored five points (3-2-5).

In 2003-04, Kurka continued to hone his skills in the AHL while seeing limited action in Carolina.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1996-97 HC Chemopetrol Litvinov Jr. CzRep-Jr. 38 25 20 45 20
1997-98 HC Chemopetrol Litvinov Jr. CzRep-Jr. 44 38 23 61 90
1998-99 HC Chemopetrol Litvinov Jr. CzRep-Jr. 42 23 16 39 47
1998-99 HC Chemopetrol Litvinov CzRep 6 0 0 0 0
1998-99 Czech Republic WJ18-A 7 4 1 5 4
1999-00 Plymouth Whalers OHL 64 36 28 64 37 17 7 6 13 6
2000-01 Plymouth Whalers OHL 47 15 29 44 20 +7 16 8 13 21 13
2001-02 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 71 13 15 28 24 +13 5 1 1 2 2
2002-03 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 14 3 2 5 2 +1
2002-03 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 61 17 12 29 10 -32
2003-04 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 3 0 0 0 0 0
2003-04 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 55 6 26 32 14 -7
2004-05 HC Chemopetrol Litvinov CzRep 29 1 5 6 6
2004-05 Providence Bruins AHL 40 8 3 11 4 0 17 4 4 8 13
2005-06 KalPa Kuopio Finland 56 23 11 34 20
2005-06 HC Fribourg-Gotteron Swiss-Q 3 1 2 3 0
2005-06 HC Fribourg-Gotteron Swiss 2 0 1 1 2
2006-07 Ilves Tampere Finland 20 2 6 8 6
2006-07 KalPa Kuopio Finland 18 3 4 7 8
2007-08 HC Mountfield Ceske Budejovice CzRep 52 19 15 34 20 8 2 2 4 2
2008-09 HC Mountfield Ceske Budejovice CzRep 56 18 14 32 22
2009-10 HC Mountfield Ceske Budejovice CzRep 12 7 5 12 4
2009-10 HC Slavia Praha CzRep 31 17 12 29 31 16 7 11 18 27
2010-11 HC Sparta Praha CzRep 38 4 8 12 12
2010-11 HC Eaton Pardubice CzRep 7 0 2 2 2 9 0 1 1 4
2011-12 HC Ocelari Trinec CzRep 7 2 3 5 0 5 1 2 3 2
2011-12 HC Slavia Praha CzRep 43 13 8 21 30
2012-13 Krefeld Pinguine Germany 9 2 2 4 0 9 1 4 5 2
NHL Totals 17 3 2 5 2


Signed as a free agent by Litvinov (CzRep), September 25, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Providence (AHL), December 13, 2004. Signed as a free agent by KalPa (Finland-2), August 27, 2005.
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