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#28 Tomas Jurco, RW

Detroit Red Wings

Position: RW
Date of Birth: 12/28/1992
Height: 6' 1"   Weight: 200 lbs
Shoots: L
Birthplace: Kosice, Slovakia
Drafted: Detroit's 1st choice, 35th overall, in 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Last Amateur Team: 2011-12 Saint John (QMJHL)




News Stories/Articles/Multimedia:

Griffins, who received playoff spark from Gustav Nyquist last season, now turn to Tomas Jurco - Grand Rapids Press - May 14, 2014
Riley Sheahan, Tomas Jurco must forget Red Wings, integrate quickly with Griffins - Grand Rapids Press - April 28, 2014
Over the Boards: Grand impact in Detroit - NHL.com - Jan., 15, 2014
Jurco gains experience on Wings' top line - Red Wings News - Dec. 15, 2013
Hungry for Success - Griffiti magazine - Oct. 18, 2013
Northern Lights - GriffVision - March 13, 2013
"Other people can't do" what Jurco can - Red Wings Central - March 6, 2013
Finding his 'Sea' Legs - Michigan Hockey - Nov. 6, 2012
Once signed, Jurco will get chance with Griffins - Detroit Free Press - July 22, 2012
Jurco confident entering second camp - The Detroit News - July 13, 2012
More Than Moves: Jurco proving his skills on the ice - The Left Wing Lock - July 8, 2012
 

Biography

Jurco.jpgSecond season as a Griffin…Second year pro… Ranks among the Griffins’ all-time playoff leaders with eight goals (T9th), four power play goals (T4th), three game-winning goals (T2nd), two first goals (T6th) and two unassisted goals (T1st)…Signed to a three-year entry-level contract by Detroit, 8/7/12…Assigned by Detroit, 9/14/12…Assigned by Detroit, 9/22/13…Recalled by Detroit, 9/26/13…Assigned by Detroit, 9/28/13...Recalled by Detroit, 12/15/13...Assigned by Detroit, 12/31/13...Recalled by Detroit, 1/14/14...Assigned by Detroit, 2/8/14...Recalled by Detroit, 2/22/14...Assigned by Detroit, 4/27/14.

2012-13: Captured a championship for the third straight season, winning the Calder Cup with the Griffins in his first professional season…Tallied 28 points (14-14—28) in 74 regular season games and 14 points (8-6—14) in 24 playoff games…Ranked among team leaders in the regular season with 14 goals (7th), three game-winning goals (T4th), 119 shots (8th) and a 0.118 shooting percentage (6th)…Placed among AHL playoff leaders with 14 points (T12th), eight goals (T6th), four power play goals (T3rd) and three game-winning goals (T2nd)…Made his professional debut on 10/12/12 vs. Milwaukee and notched his first goal/point on 10/19/12 at Rochester…Scored two goals just nine seconds apart, 11/16/12 at Lake Erie, coming two seconds shy of the franchise record…Posted back-to-back two-point games, 3/3/13-3/8/13 and 4/2/13-4/5/13…Recorded seven points (4-3—7) in a seven-game stretch, 4/2/13-4/19/13…Registered two goals in Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals, 4/28/13 at Houston…Notched five points (2-3—5) in five postseason games, 5/10/13-5/18/13…Set a season high with a four-game point streak, 6/1/13-6/5/-13…Potted four goals in a five-game span, 6/2/13-6/9/13. 2011-12: Amassed 68 points (30-38—68) in 48 games to help Saint John win the QMJHL’s President’s Cup in back-to-back years while reaching the league finals in three consecutive seasons…Capped off his junior career by helping the club to its third straight 100-point season and a winning percentage of 0.811 during his three seasons…Ranked among team leaders with 30 goals (T2nd), 38 assists (5th), 68 points (4th), a plus-46 rating (T4th), seven power play goals (3rd), two shorthanded goals (T2nd), five game-winning goals (3rd), 186 shots (3rd), two shootout goals (2nd) and a 1.000 shootout percentage (T1st)…Tied for fourth in the league in plus-minus and for ninth in game-winning goals…Ranked fourth on his team and in the QMJHL with 29 points (13-16—29) in 16 postseason games…Fell to Shawinigan in the Memorial Cup semifinal in his bid to help the Sea Dogs win two straight titles…Starred for Slovakia at the World Junior Championship in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, pacing his country with eight points (1-7—8) in five games and finishing 11th overall in tournament scoring. 2010-11: Logged 60 games for Saint John and helped the team to a dominant season, where it piled up a 58-7-0-3 regular season record, captured the President’s Cup with a 16-3 postseason record and won the 2011 CHL Memorial Cup…Placed sixth on the team with 56 points (31-25—56)…Ranked sixth in the league with a plus-46 rating…Led the QMJHL in shootout goals for the second straight year, tying with teammate Jonathan Huberdeau with five…Tied for fourth in the league with seven game-winning goals…Tied for fourth on the team with 18 points (6-12—18) in 19 playoff games during the team’s championship run…Shared the Memorial Cup lead with four goals among his five points (4-1—5) in four contests…Represented Slovakia at the World Junior Championship in Buffalo, N.Y., recording one goal in six games. 2009-10: Made the move to North America and finished fifth on the Sea Dogs with 51 points (26-25—51) in 64 games…Also ranked among team leaders with 26 goals (4th), 25 assists (9th), a plus-34 rating (7th), seven power play goals (T5th), a 0.186 shooting percentage (3rd), nine shootout goals (1st) and a 0.818 shootout percentage (2nd)…Led the league with nine shootout markers and tied for first with three shootout winners…Ranked fifth among QMJHL rookies in scoring…Registered 17 points (7-10—17) in 21 playoff games to help Saint John reach the QMJHL finals, where it fell to Moncton in six games. 2008-09: Piled up 13 points (8-5—13) in five games for HC Kosice at the under-18 level before graduating to the under-20 level…Led the under-20 team in assists and finished second in points with 49 (19-30—49) in 48 games…Paced his team with five goals in three playoff games…Debuted for his country at the World U18 Championship in Fargo, N.D., and tied for the team lead with five points (2-3—5) in six contests. 2007-08: Finished second on HC Kosice’s under-18 club in scoring as a 15-year-old with 52 points (28-24—52) in 57 games.

Personal: Lives in Kosice, Slovakia…Has an older sister, Petra, who played hockey for Slovakia at the 2010 Olympics…Best friend in hockey is Tomas Varholik…Greatest hockey memory is winning the 2013 Calder Cup…Began playing hockey at the age of five…Hockey idols as a youth were Sidney Crosby, John Tavares and Marian Hossa…Plans to go into business after his playing career…If he could trade occupations for one day, he would be an actor…Also speaks Slovak and Czech…Played soccer growing up…Favorite foods are anything his mother makes…Favorite music artists are Coldplay…Favorite movies are The Hangover, The Vow and 21 Jump Street… Favorite TV show is Prison Break…Favorite website is Facebook…Enjoys movies, soccer and music.
 
 
AHL CAREER HIGHS
Games Played: 74, 2012-13 Assist Streak: 2, twice (MR: 5/17/13-5/18/13, playoffs)
Goals: 14, 2012-13 Point Streak: 4, 6/1/13-6/5/13, playoffs
Assists: 14, 2012-13 Goals, Game: 2, three times (MR: 4/28/13 GR at HOU, playoffs)
Points: 28, 2012-13 Assists, Game: 1, 20 times (MR: 6/1/13 GR at OKC, playoffs)
PIM: 22, 2012-13 Points, Game: 2, seven times (MR: 5/17/13 GR vs. TOR, playoffs)
Goal Streak: 3, 6/2/13-6/5/13, playoffs PIM, Game: 5, 5/29/13 GR at OKC, playoffs
FIRSTS
AHL Game: 10/12/12 GR vs. MIL NHL Game: n/a                                                               
AHL Point: 10/19/12 GR at RCH (goal) NHL Point: n/a
AHL Goal: 10/19/12 GR at RCH (David Leggio) NHL Goal: n/a
 

 

Career Stats

      Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2007-08 HC Kosice U18 Svk-U18 57 28 24 52 30 -- -- -- -- --
2008-09 HC Kosice U18 Svk-U18 5 8 5 13 2 -- -- -- -- --
  HC Kosice Jr. Slovak-Jr. 48 19 30 49 20 3 5 0 5 0
2009-10 Saint John QMJHL 64 26 25 51 24 21 7 10 17 8
2010-11 Saint John QMJHL 60 31 25 56 17 19 6 12 18 8
2011-12 Saint John QMJHL 48 30 38 68 37 16 13 16 29 12
2012-13 Grand Rapids AHL 74 14 14 28 22 24 8 6 14 21
  GRIFFINS/AHL/PRO TOTALS 74 14 14 28 22 24 8 6 14 21
  

 

 
2013-14 Roster »
4 Nathan Paetsch D
44 Brennan Evans D
10 Jeff Hoggan LW
25 Tyler Barnes F
26 Shane Berschbach LW
32 Alden Hirschfeld F
30 Tom McCollum G
31 Jared Coreau G
34 Petr Mrazek G
3 Alexey Marchenko D
5 Mattias Backman D
7 Ryan Sproul D
14 Nick Jensen D
16 Xavier Ouellet D
42 Richard Nedomlel D
6 Teemu Pulkkinen RW
11 Andrej Nestrasil RW
13 Marek Tvrdon LW
15 Mitch Callahan RW
17 Colin Campbell F
23 Andreas Athanasiou LW
25 Louis-Marc Aubry C
27 Martin Frk RW
28 Tomas Jurco RW
29 Landon Ferraro C

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