Tomas Tatar (LW)
Grand Rapids Griffins
2011-12: Served as a “black ace” with Detroit during the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs…Tied with Jamie Johnson and Gustav Nyquist for the Griffins scoring lead with 58 points (24-34—58) in 76 games…One of three players to play in every game…Led the team in goals and shots (224) and ranked among team leaders with 34 assists (5th), three power play goals (5th), eight power play assists (5th), two game-winning goals (T5th) and a 0.107 shooting percentage (6th)…Tied for 23rd in the AHL in points and tied for 11th in shots…Notched four multi-point games over a six-game span, picking up nine points (2-7—9), 11/18/11-11/29/11…Tallied a season-high three points (1-2—3), 11/27/11 vs. Oklahoma City, and matched that on 4/10/12 at Rochester (2-1—3)…Tallied seven points (2-5—7) during a five-game point streak, 12/9/11-12/16/11…Became the 15th player in Griffins history to hit 50 career goals, 1/6/12 at Abbotsford…Finished the season with on a career-best seven-game point streak, logging nine points (5-4—9) from 4/4/12-4/15/12…Placed third on the team with 15 multi-point games, including three two-goal games, which matched a career high…Joined Slovakia for the World Championship in Finland and Sweden, tying for sixth on the team with five points (2-3—5) in 10 games.
2010-11: Served as a “black ace” with Detroit during the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs…Scored a goal in his NHL debut on his first shot, 12/31/10 vs. NY Islanders…Appeared in nine games with the Red Wings…Ranked second on the Griffins in scoring with 57 points (24-33—57) in 70 games…Placed among team leaders with 24 goals (T2nd), 33 assists (2nd), a plus-14 rating (3rd), six power play goals (T3rd) and five game-winning goals (1st)…Set a franchise record for points in one game with seven (2-5—7), 11/27/10 at Chicago, becoming the first AHL player to score seven points in a game since Chicago’s Jason Krog accomplished the feat on 11/4/06…Also set a franchise record that night with a plus-seven rating while tying marks for assists in a game (5), points in a period (4, 2nd), and assists in a period (3, 2nd).
2009-10: Played for Slovakia at the World Junior Championship in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, ranking among the team’s leaders with three goals (2nd), two assists (T4th), five points (T3rd) and a plus-two rating (1st) through six games...Also made his debut with Slovakia’s World Championship squad in Germany at season’s end, tying for second on the team with two goals and fifth with two points in six games…As the AHL’s youngest player, he logged 58 games with Grand Rapids and registered 32 points (16-16--32) to lead the Griffins’ rookies in scoring…Tied for fifth on the squad with 16 goals and third with three game-winning goals (T3rd)...Became the first Detroit draft pick to begin the season with the Griffins in the same year he was drafted…Earned an assist in his Griffins debut, 10/18/09 at San Antonio…Scored his first AHL goal, 10/29/09 vs. Houston…Had three multi-point games during a season-high five-game point streak (4-5—9), 11/20/09-11/28/09, which included a season-high four-game goal streak, 11/21/09-11/28/09...Netted the first two-goal game of his career, 4/2/10 at Abbotsford…Scored on one of two shootout attempts.
2008-09: Appeared in 48 games with Zvolen during his first season in Slovakia’s ExtraLiga, recording 15 points (7-8—15) and 20 penalty minutes…Tallied eight points (5-3—8) and four PIM through 13 playoff contests…Led Slovakia to a fourth-place finish at the World Junior Championship, leading his team and tying for fourth overall in the tournament with 11 points (7-4—11) in seven outings…His seven goals during the tournament placed second only to Russia’s Nikita Filatov.
2007-08: While playing for Dukla Trencin’s junior squad, he racked up 76 points (41-35—76) in just 42 games while setting a personal best for goals.
2006-07: Set career highs with 44 assists and 77 points in 48 games for Dukla Trencin in Slovakia’s under-18 circuit.