#19 Tomas Nosek
||Pos: LW/C |
From: Pardubice, Czech Republic
Acquired: Signed to 2-yr contract by Detroit (NHL) 6/14/14
|Plus: Defensively Responsible... A danger to score every tome he is on the ice... Incredible one on one moves... Gifted puck handler with tremendous vision...
|Minus: Scoring totals never seem to match talent level and chances... Needs to get stronger to compete at the next level... |
|Organizational Comments: Red Wings Asst GM Ryan Martin: "His stat line isn't dazzling, but the coaching staff has confidence in his ability to play defense and be on the right side of the puck. And he's a good penalty killer." |
|What GRC says: 2014-15 Nosek had an up and down season, but he played much better than his numbers indicated, and the team was not as good during his two long term absences from the lineup. He tied for the league lead at +30 and also was tied for 2nd with three shorthanded goals. Great hands, shifty moves, and an asset in the faceoff circle, the lanky forward could produce some jaw dropping plays in traffic. Nosek is under contract with the organization for another season and should return to Grand Rapids and attempt to add some consistency to his game.
2015-16 There are few players in the AHL that match the Czech center's moves and creativity. He can make something out of nothing and finds seams that aren't there to get the puck to the net. Nosek turned it up offensively in the second half following his first NHL recall, notching 11 goals. His defensive game however will eventually be his ticket to the big leagues, as his size, reach and anticipation make him difficult to beat and a shorthanded threat every time he is on the ice. The one knock against the talented forward is his lack of consistency, as good as he is, he should have more of an impact every game. If the new two year extension he signed is any indication, the parent club may have designs on him filling a bottom six role in the near future.
|Role: Two way forward |
|Projection: NHL 3rd Liner |
| 6/14/14 || Signed 2 yr contract with Detroit (NHL) |
| 10/6/14 || Assigned by Detroit (NHL) |
| 10/4/15 || Assigned by Detroit (NHL) |
| 12/19/15 || Recalled by Detroit (NHL) |
| 1/5/16 || Assigned by Detroit (NHL) |
| 5/27/16 || Signed 2 yr contract extension with Detroit (NHL) |