Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jiri Tlusty
Jiri Tlusty was born March 16, 1988 in Slany, Czech Republic. The first round, 13th overall selection of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Tlusty honed his skills in his homeland with HC Kladno in the Czech Republic Junior League.

A proven goal scorer, Tlusty competed in 2005-06 with Klado and tallied seven goals in 40 games before he arrived in North America. In 2006-07, Tlusty played six games with the Leafs' AHL affiliate, but spent the rest of his time with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the Ontario Hockey League. After a stellar regular season and an outstanding playoff with the Greyhounds, Tlusty would dress for 58 games of the Maple Leafs 2007-08 season.

Unable to find a consistant spot with the Maple Leafs, Tlusty was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes during the 2009-10 season.

Tlusty played parts of six seasons in Carolina, where he would be a consistent member of their lineup. With the Hurricanes out of playoff contention and Tlusty set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2014-15 season, he was traded to the Winnipeg Jets for a third and sixth round draft pick.

As a free agent, Tlusty signed a one year contract with the New Jersey Devils for the 2015-16 season.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2001-02 HC Kladno U17 CzR-U17 1 0 0 0 0
2002-03 HC Kladno U17 CzR-U17 48 28 17 45 22 10 5 4 9 12
2003-04 HC Kladno U17 CzR-U17 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 2
2003-04 HC Kladno Jr. CzRep-Jr. 51 10 3 13 12 1 0 0 0 0
2004-05 HC Kladno Jr. CzRep-Jr. 42 15 12 27 54 10 2 2 4 8
2004-05 Czech Republic WJ18-A 7 3 0 3 2
2005-06 HC Kladno Jr. CzRep-Jr. 6 4 2 6 2 6 7 6 13 6
2005-06 HC Rabat Kladno CzRep 44 7 3 10 51
2006-07 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 37 13 21 34 28 +1 13 9 8 17 14
2006-07 Toronto Marlies AHL 6 3 1 4 4 +2
2007-08 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 58 10 6 16 14 -12
2007-08 Toronto Marlies AHL 14 7 11 18 8 +10 19 2 8 10 8
2008-09 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 14 0 4 4 0 0
2008-09 Toronto Marlies AHL 66 25 41 66 26 +11 6 1 2 3 2
2009-10 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -2
2009-10 Toronto Marlies AHL 19 8 7 15 4 -7
2009-10 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 18 1 5 6 6 +2
2009-10 Albany River Rats AHL 20 6 9 15 10 -7 5 0 1 1 0
2010-11 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 57 6 6 12 14 +1
2010-11 Charlotte Checkers AHL 5 1 1 2 4 -1
2011-12 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 79 17 19 36 26 +1
2012-13 Rytiri Kladno CzRep 24 12 11 23 12
2012-13 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 48 23 15 38 18 +15
2012-13 Czech Republic WC-A 8 1 3 4 8 -1
2013-14 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 68 16 14 30 22 +2
2014-15 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 52 13 10 23 16 -17
2014-15 Winnipeg Jets NHL 20 1 7 8 4 -1 4 0 0 0 0
2015-16 New Jersey Devils NHL 30 2 2 4 6 -1
2016-17 Karpat Oulu Finland 14 1 4 5 4
NHL Totals 446 89 88 177 126 4 0 0 0 0


Traded to Carolina by Toronto for Philippe Paradis, December 3, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Kladno (CzRep), September 17, 2012. Traded to Winnipeg by Carolina for Winnipeg's 5th round pick (Spencer Smallman) in 2015 NHL Draft and Winnipeg's 3rd round pick (Matt Filipe) in 2016 NHL Draft, February 25, 2015. Missed majority of 2015-16 due to upper-body injury vs. Boston, January 8, 2016.
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