|Assets:||Has good speed, tenacity and versatility up front. Can play both wing positions (and even center if need be), as well as be used in a variety of ways. Possesses a lot of upside.|
|Flaws:||Needs to get physically stronger in order to be able to play his relentless, tenacious and high-skilled style at the highest level, since he's somewhat undersized (5-11).|
|Career Potential:||Talented, versatile forward with upside.|
|AHL||Jack Butterfield Trophy||2012-13|
|1/18/2014||Missed 1 game (personal reasons).|
|1/14/2014||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|3/12/2013||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|2/04/2013||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|10/08/2012||Re-assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|9/20/2012||Signed with SHK 37 Piestany (Slovakia).|
|9/14/2012||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|4/16/2012||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|2/18/2012||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|2/16/2012||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|12/16/2011||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|12/15/2011||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|10/02/2011||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|4/11/2011||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|1/24/2011||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|1/15/2011||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|1/11/2011||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|12/31/2010||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|10/03/2010||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|10/01/2010||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|9/30/2010||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|12/15/2009||Assigned to Slovakian National Team.|
|9/24/2009||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|9/18/2009||Signed by the Detroit Red Wings to a three-year entry level contract.|
|6/27/2009||Drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2nd round (60th overall) in 2009.|
Tomas Tatar wants NHLers to stay in Olympics | 02/24/2014 12:00 PM
NewsTomas Tatar wants the NHL to participate in the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea.
Impact"I don't think the Olympics would be the same (without NHL players)," he said. "You want the Olympics to have the best athletes. I know for owners and (general) managers the injuries aren't the best (news). But it's just part of hockey. The injuries can happen here, too." He played for Slovakia in Sochi and he generated two points in four matches.
Tomas Tatar scores lone goal in SVK defeat | 02/13/2014 10:11 AM
NewsTomas Tatar netted Slovakia's only goal in a 7-1 loss to the United States on Thursday.
ImpactIt was the first game of the tournament for both teams and it also marked Tatar's Olympic debut. Marian Hossa picked up the lone assist on Tatar's marker.
Tomas Tatar collects two points vs. Florida | 01/26/2014 8:22 PM
NewsDetroit Red Wings forward Tomas Tatar generated one goal and one assist in a 5-4 (SO) loss to the Florida Panthers on Sunday.
ImpactThe 23-year-old has been streaky lately. He has three points in his last three games, went three games without a point from Jan. 12 - 20 and had another three-game streak (3G, 1A) before that. He's an interesting player to watch but probably not worth the investment right now.
Tatar to play Saturday v Kings | 01/18/2014 9:23 AM
NewsTomas Tatar should be in the Detroit lineup Saturday night against Los Angeles.
ImpactHe had travelled back to Slovakia for his father's funeral and missed Thursday night's game. Although he may be a bit tired and drained, Tatar's return is a welcome sight for the Wings who have not scored a goal in two games. Activate Tatar if you need him.
Tomas Tatar returns home for father's funeral | 01/14/2014 8:32 AM
NewsTomas Tatar has returned home to Slovakia to attend his father's funeral.
ImpactHe won't be available to play Thursday night against the New York Rangers as a result. Tatar lost his father shortly before he scored the game-winning goal and added an assist against Los Angeles last Saturday. In an emotional moment, he pointed to the sky in tribute to his dad after the goal. Our deepest condolences go to Tomas and his family for their loss.
Tomas Tatar's goal streak ends at three | 01/12/2014 11:03 PM
NewsTomas Tatar was held off the scoresheet for the first time in four games in Sunday's 1-0 loss to Anaheim.
ImpactTatar led the Red Wings with four shots on goal in the defeat, marking the fifth straight game in which he has recorded multiple shots. Henrik Zetterberg also fired four shots on net in the losing effort.
Tatar, Sheahan each notch goal, assist in win | 01/12/2014 1:37 AM
NewsTomas Tatar scored and added a helper as the Red Wings took down the Kings on Saturday night 3-1.
ImpactTatar has now potted a marker in three straight games, to give him 10 goals and 19 points on the season. Riley Sheahan also scored and assisted. The goal was the first of the season, and he now has four points. Daniel Cleary potted the final marker late in the third.
Tatar scores in loss | 01/10/2014 4:36 AM
NewsTomas Tatar scored the lone goal in Detroit's 4-1 loss to San Jose Thursday evening.
ImpactTatar now has nine goals and eight assists in 36 games this season. Luke Glendening and Brendan Smith assisted the lone goal.
Tomas Tatar scores a goal Saturday | 01/05/2014 9:35 AM
NewsTomas Tatar scored a goal in Detroit's 5-1 win Saturday.
ImpactTatar has eight goals and 16 points in 35 games this season. While that's not noteworthy in standard leagues, it's not bad for a player averaging 13:51 minutes per game.
Tomas Tatar stays hot with two-point night | 12/07/2013 10:03 AM
NewsTomas Tatar scored a goal and registered an assist in Detroit's 3-1 win over New Jersey on Friday.
ImpactTatar is on a three-game point streak and has seven points in his last five contests. He's stepped up at the right time as Detroit is trying to stay afloat while a couple of their key forwards are sidelined.
Tomas Tatar scores twice in loss to Flyers | 12/05/2013 12:05 AM
NewsTomas Tatar picked up a pair of goals for the Red Wings in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to Philadelphia.
ImpactWith 11 points in 21 games this season, including five in his last four contests, Tatar is beginning to show he belongs in the NHL and could be worthy of a selection in deeper formats. Johan Franzen also managed to pick up his eighth tally of the season in the defeat.
Tomas Tatar is gaining confidence | 11/28/2013 5:00 PM
NewsTomas Tatar feels he's getting more comfortable at the NHL level.
Detroit Free Press
Impact"I just feel better and better as the games go on," he said. "It's all about opportunity. There's different main guys here, so I'm not as much on the ice, so I have to try to do my best whenever I am on the ice." He contributed a goal and an assist in Wednesday's win over Boston to give him eight points in 18 games with the Wings. He's not worth picking up yet in standard leagues, but he's someone to look at for down the road.
Tatar to be scratched Friday, Cleary back in | 11/14/2013 2:04 PM
NewsTomas Tatar will be a healthy scratch Friday.
ImpactDaniel Cleary will get back into the lineup after he watched Tuesday's game from the press box. Tatar has gone four consecutive games without a point after enjoying a modest three-game point streak. He has two goals and one assist in 11 contests.
Tatar on three-game goal streak | 11/03/2013 9:39 AM
NewsTomas Tatar has scored a goal in three consecutive games.
ImpactThe 22-year-old is solidifying a roster spot and is on the cusp of being fantasy relevant in deeper pools. If you want a forward with some upward potential, you could do worse thatn Tatar.
Tatar scores in Detroit's win | 10/31/2013 4:00 AM
NewsTomas Tatar scored the winning goal in Detroit's 2-1 win over Vancouver Wednesday night.
ImpactTatar scored his first goal of the season on a long wrist shot with 62 seconds left in the second period. It was only his fifth game of the season and the goal could give him a regular spot in the line-up.
Tatar gets huge opportunity on top line | 10/26/2013 9:28 AM
NewsTomas Tater is getting a huge opportunity Saturday night against the Rangers.
ImpactHe will skate on one of the Red Wings' top lines alongside Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen. Tatar's got a pretty good shot and with the clever Zetterberg making plays, he could have some success. If you need a forward Saturday night, you may want to take a chance on Tatar.
Tomas Tatar draws back into Wings' lineup | 10/22/2013 8:37 AM
NewsTomas Tatar got back in Detroit's lineup Monday night in a 1-0 shootout loss to San Jose.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactHe hadn't played since making his season debut on Oct. 5, but he may have earned himself some more game action. "I thought he was really good," coach Mike Babcock said. "He was effective for us, he was on the puck, he was strong on the puck, he played way quicker than he did his last time. I thought he was effective." Tatar skated on the third line with Stephen Weiss and Daniel Cleary.
Tomas Tatar in Wings' lineup Saturday | 10/05/2013 7:12 PM
NewsTomas Tatar will make his season debut Saturday night.
Helene St. James on Twitter
ImpactMikael Samuelsson has been scratched from the lineup against the Bruins. Tatar had a solid training camp, and he posted four goals and seven points last season in 18 NHL games. He's past being an AHL player.
Tomas Tatar will probably play Saturday | 10/05/2013 3:34 PM
NewsTomas Tatar will probably make his 2013-14 debut Saturday night against Boston.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactCoach Mike Babcock is mulling over the idea of making lineup changes and Tatar is his only extra forward. At one point, Babcock said that Tatar "is in tonight," but shortly after he stated that a decision hadn't been finalized. Detroit doesn't have any health issues up front, so it's unclear who will draw out if Tatar does end up playing.
Tomas Tatar continues to shine in preseason | 09/22/2013 9:03 PM
NewsTomas Tatar scored twice but the Red Wings fell 4-3 to the Blackhawks in an exhibition affair Sunday.
ImpactThe 22-year-old now has three goals in the preseason and could be a sneaky-good late grab in fantasy leagues. Detroit typically takes its time with its prospects; Tatar was a three-time 23-plus goal scorer in the AHL and had four goals and seven points in his 18-game NHL stint last year. The Blackhawks' Byron Froese also had two goals, with Garret Ross and Joakim Nordstrom notching the others. Jonathan Ericsson was the other goal scorer for Detroit, while Gustav Nyquist assisted on each goal. In net, Corey Crawford made 30 saves in a full slate, with Jimmy Howard setting aside 16 of 20 in just over two periods.
Tomas Tatar scores in Red Wings win | 09/16/2013 9:49 PM
NewsWinger Tomas Tatar scored a goal and added an assist for the Red Wings in a 4-1 preseason victory over Pittsburgh Monday.
ImpactTatar opened the scoring in the first period and later assisted on the first two markers by Adam Alquist. Pavel Datsyuk also found the back of the net for Detroit, while the goaltending duties were split between Jimmy Howard and Petr Mrazek. The lone Pittsburgh goal was recorded by Brandon Sutter while Tomas Vokoun allowed four goals on 15 shots over two periods of work and Eric Hartzell blocked all four shots he faced in the third frame.
Red Wings say they'll keep Tomas Tatar | 09/16/2013 12:38 PM
NewsTomas Tatar has a future with the Detroit Red Wings, according to GM Ken Holland and coach Mike Babcock.
Detroit Free Press
Impact"Tats is going to be on the team," GM Ken Holland said. "He's a good player. He plays hard, he competes hard. He played 18 games for us last year, had four goals. That's a 16- to 18-goal pace playing on the third line and not getting much specialty teams. That's a lot of goals." As long as something disastrous doesn't happen at camp it sounds like Tatar will start on Detroit's roster. There was some speculation that he could be traded since Detroit doesn't have many openings up front and they are currently over the salary cap. Tatar also can't be sent down to the minors without passing through waivers. Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press sees the Wings playing Tatar in some games and sitting him out in others, so in a situation like that he probably won't be able to make much of a fantasy impact. However, he should be able to play his way into the team's top-six group in a couple of years.
Tomas Tatar is in tough to stick with Wings | 09/13/2013 9:27 AM
NewsTomas Tatar can't be sent down to the minors without clearing waivers first.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactHe may find it tough to make Detroit's roster because the signing of Daniel Cleary seized another potential spot and it filled more space on the team's salary cap. Tatar opened camp with probable AHLers Riley Sheahan and Tomas Jurco, so was already figured to be an odd-man out. Tatar may have to prove he can serve as a role player if he stands a chance at opening the year in the NHL with the Wings. If the Wings don't want to risk losing him for nothing on waivers then he could attempt to trade his rights elsewhere.
Tomas Tatar wins AHL playoff MVP award | 06/19/2013 9:36 AM
NewsDetroit's AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins, have won the Calder Cup.
ImpactTomas Tatar was selected as the AHL playoff MVP after scoring 16 goals and 21 points in 24 contests. He found the back of the net twice in the Griffins' Cup-winning game on Tuesday.
Tomas Tatar welcomes Wings to Grand Rapids | 06/05/2013 3:12 PM
NewsTomas Tatar leads AHL Grand Rapids in playoff scoring with 10 goals and 15 points in 17 games.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactThe Griffins and Oklahoma City will play in Game 7 on Wednesday night and a spot in the Calder Cup Finals is on the line. Tatar, who skated in 18 games with Detroit this season, has appreciated the arrival of Gustav Nyquist and Joakim Andersson following the Wings' elimination from the postseason. "The big difference is that (other teams) have to be careful about those two," Tatar said.
Red Wings re-assign Tomas Tatar to AHL | 03/12/2013 2:19 PM
NewsDetroit Red Wings re-assign Tomas Tatar to AHL Grand Rapids.
Ansar Khan on Twitter
ImpactTatar had four goals and seven points in 18 games with the Wings this season but hadn't registered a point since March 3. Detroit called up AHL points leader Gustav Nyquist to replace Tatar on the roster.
Red Wings happy with transition of Tatar | 03/09/2013 9:17 AM
NewsThe Red Wings are pleased with the development of Tomas Tatar this season.
ImpactTatar has played in 16 games since being recalled from Grand Rapids of the AHL and has impressed the club by scoring seven points and directing 29 shots on goal in 16 contests. It's customary for the Red Wings to keep their young players in the minor leagues until they are truly ready for the NHL and this situation is no different. Given his modest statistics so far, now is a perfect to target Tatar in keeper leagues.
Tomas Tatar impressing the Red Wings | 03/04/2013 9:16 AM
NewsTomas Tatar has impressed the Detroit Red Wings since his recall four weeks ago.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactTatar has played in 14 games and now has four goals and seven points after scoring the Red Wings lone goal Sunday in a 2-1 shootout loss to Chicago. Tatar has always been highly regarded since being drafted 60th overall in 2009 but Detroit likes to give their young players plenty of time in the minors before they take on a role in the NHL and Tatar at the age of 22 is no exception. It looks as if he is now ready so feel free to grab him in deeper pools.
Tomas Tatar could move up to top-six spot | 02/19/2013 9:46 AM
NewsTomas Tatar could find himself as a top-six forward in the near future.
ImpactCoach Mike Babcock suggested it could be a possibility as the Red Wings are struggling of late. Tatar has two goals and four points in seven games with both goals and an assist coming in his last three games. Keep him in mind in deeper pools if you are looking for a scoring forward.
Tomas Tatar gets two points Friday | 02/16/2013 11:01 AM
NewsTomas Tatar had a goal and an assist on Friday.
ImpactTatar now has two goals and four points in six games. That's a pretty good start, but he's only averaging 12:12 minutes per contest, including 11:53 on Friday. With that in mind, we can't recommend grabbing him at this time.
T. Tatar will make his season debut Tuesday | 02/05/2013 11:13 AM
NewsTomas Tatar will make his season debut on Tuesday.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactTatar was called up on Monday. He skated alongside Pavel Datsyuk and Valtteri Filppula, but Red Wings coach Mike Babcock implied that he was looking for Tatar to help with the team's bottom-six. Keep an eye on Tatar as he could have some fantasy value if he gets top-six minutes.
Detroit promotes Tomas Tatar | 02/04/2013 5:39 PM
NewsTomas Tatar has been called up by the Detroit Red Wings.
ImpactTatar has 19 goals and 39 points in 44 AHL games. He might make his NHL season debut on Tuesday.
Tomas Tatar not expected to start with Wings | 01/13/2013 9:54 AM
NewsRed Wings prospect Tomas Tatar is not expected to break camp with the Red Wings when the season starts this week.
ImpactTatar will have to continue biding his time in the AHL until an injury or some other scenario leads to his call-up. He's still someone to target in keeper leagues.
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