Tomas Hertl, C

Shoots: L

Height: 6-0

Weight: 187

Born: 1993-11-12

Hometown: Prague, Czech Republic

Drafted: 17th overall by San Jose in 2012









October 2013 - Hertl really came out of the gates strong and has done quite well amassing goals playing alongside Joe Thornton and Brent Burns.  This is very much helping him build his case for the Calder trophy.  His four goal night was pretty impressive, but he will not and cannot keep up that kind of pace.  Expect a bit of a slower mid season with him regaining his form later in the season as rookies tend to do.  Tim Graveline



September 2013 - Coach McLellan is not prepared to say that Hertl has a spot on the opening day roster, but this is most likely to give Hertl fuel to make certain that he does make the opening day roster, which is fully expected as he'll most likely center the third line.  There is talk that he might shift to the wing to play in a top six role as Martin Havlat is expected to sit out the beginning of the season.  Tim Graveline


September 2013 - Tomas Hertl was leading the charge on the powerplay in prospects tourney play for the young Sharks.  So far he has earned one assist, but he's a serious scoring threat and will make the San Jose Sharks roster as the third line center to start the season, with the potential to jump into the top six when needed. Tim Graveline


May 2013 - Tomas Hertl signed a entry-level contract with the San Jose Sharks.  He had a solid season in the Czech Republic's best league scoring 30 points in 43 games.  It is possible that this contract now allows him to come over to North America sooner than expected.  So expect him to make a push for a starting spot in the fall as the third line center. Tim Graveline


March 2013 – Hertl has been enjoying a fine season for HC Slavia Praha. He plays such a well-rounded game and should be ready for training camp this coming off-season. He will be an integral piece for the Sharks next season. If anything, his positive development is giving the Sharks the flexibility to start retooling as soon as they see fit. He will most likely replace Handzus as the third-line center and possibly work his way up to a scoring role. Tim Graveline

July, 2012 - Hertl will play next season in the Czech Republic. One more year, and then he plans to come over. - Dobber


June, 2012 - Doug Wilson and Sharks company wasted no time stepping up to the podium to select Czech pivot Tomas Hertl 17th overall at the 2012 NHL Draft. His skating is a work in progress but his offensive skills are certainly a plus. Brendan Ross

March, 2012 – Tomas Hertl is an immensely skilled pivot who currently plays in the Czech Extraliga. Blessed with nifty hands and an accurate shot, Hertl is always a threat to score or set up a teammate when he’s in the offensive zone. In addition being among HC Slavia Prague’s top producers, he notched five points in six games at the 2012 World Junior tournament in Calgary and Edmonton. John Canario


Fantasy Outlook: A
With a unique ability to create scoring opportunities out of seemingly harmless scenarios, Hertl looks to be well on his way to a productive hockey career.


Tomas Hertl with a stellar backhand goal against Team USA:



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