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Name: Tomas Kaberle
Number: #15
Position: Defence
Date of Birth: March 2, 1978
Birthplace: Rakovnik,
Czech Republic
Drafted: 204th overall
Toronto Maple Leafs
1996
Height: 6'1''
Weight: 198lbs
Hand: Left


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Tomáš Kaberle is a professional hockey player playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League.

CareerEdit

Kaberle was drafted in the eighth round, 204th overall, by the Maple Leafs in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. Kaberle saw limited playing time in the 1998-99 NHL season. After being eased into the Maple Leafs lineup, he saw a significant increase in playing time in order to help fill in the gap on the Maple Leafs roster after an injury to Bryan Berard in the 1999-2000 NHL season. By the 2001-02 campaign, Kaberle had improved enough to be selected to the World team at the 2002 NHL All-Star game. Later that year, he was named to the Czech national ice hockey team for the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Kaberle started the 2003-04 campaign as a restricted free agent without a contract, and ended up playing in the Czech Extraliga for HC Rabat Kladno while a new contract was negotiated. Ultimately, he signed a contract with the Maple Leafs, securing his services through the 2005-06 season.

On February 11, 2006, Tomáš Kaberle was re-signed to a five-year contract extension worth $21.25 million, with a no-trade clause for the first three years of the contract, effective July 1, 2006. This deal locked him in until the end of the 2010-11 NHL season. On October 28, 2006, he scored his first career hat-trick against the Montreal Canadiens. He also scored in his first shootout attempt that night. Kaberle was named as an Eastern Conference All-Star Game participant for the second time in his career on January 12, 2007.

During a March 2, 2007 game against the New Jersey Devils, Kaberle suffered a concussion, and was carried off the ice on a stretcher, as a result of a late hit to the head by Cam Janssen. While no penalties were called on the play, Janssen was assessed a three-game suspension. In an interview, Kaberle mentioned that Janssen had not contacted him for reconciliation. After missing eight games, he returned to the Maple Leafs lineup on March 23.

Although Kaberle has scored relatively few goals, he has scored seven game-winning goals in overtime.

During the 2008 NHL All Star Game Skills Competition, Kaberle became the fourth player, after Ray Bourque, Mark Messier, and Jeremy Roenick, to hit all four targets in four shots in the accuracy challenge.

Kaberle was selected to the Czech national team in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, where they were eliminated in the quarterfinals. Kaberle and his brother František were members of the Czech national ice hockey team at the 2005 World Ice Hockey Championships in Vienna, where they won gold. While František won the World Championships for the fifth time, it was the first victory for Tomáš. In December 2005 they were both named for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, where they won bronze medals with the team. The next year Tomáš accepted his nomination for 2006 World Championships in Riga where the Czech team won silver medals.

Career StatisticsEdit

Year Gp G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
Regular Season Statistics
1998-1999 57 4 18 22 3 12 0 0 2 71 5.6
1999-2000 82 7 33 40 3 24 2 0 0 82 8.5
2000-2001 82 6 39 45 10 24 0 0 1 96 6.3
2001-2002 69 10 29 39 5 2 5 0 3 85 11.8
2002-2003 82 11 36 47 20 30 4 1 2 119 9.2
2003-2004 71 3 28 31 16 18 0 0 1 88 3.4
2004-2005 - - - - - - - - - - -
2005-2006 82 9 58 67 -1 46 6 0 2 163 5.5
2006-2007 74 11 47 58 3 20 2 0 1 128 8.6
2007-2008 82 8 45 53 -8 22 6 0 1 155 5.2
2008-2009 See 2008-2009 Statistics for current season totals
TOTAL 681 69 333 402 51 198 25 1 13 987 7.0
*Did not play due to labor strike


Year Gp G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
Playoff Statistics
1998-1999 14 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 14 0.0
1999-2000 12 1 4 5 2 0 0 0 1 11 9.1
2000-2001 11 1 3 4 4 0 0 0 1 17 5.9
2001-2002 20 2 8 10 7 16 0 0 0 29 6.9
2002-2003 7 2 1 3 -6 0 1 0 1 11 18.2
2003-2004 13 0 3 3 1 6 0 0 0 14 0.0
TOTAL 77 6 22 28 8 24 1 0 3 96 6.2




2008-2009 Toronto Maple Leafs Roster
Forwards Nik Antropov Jason Blake Mikhail Grabovski Niklas Hagman Ryan Hollweg
Nikolai Kulemin Brad May Jamal Mayers John Mitchell Dominic Moore
Alexei Ponikarovsky Matt Stajan Lee Stempniak Jeremy Williams
Defencemen Jeff Finger Jonas Frogren Tomas Kaberle Pavel Kubina Luke Schenn
Anton Stralman Mike Van Ryn Ian White
Goaltenders Curtis Joseph Vesa Toskala

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