|Assets:||Is creative with the puck, and has both playmaking and finishing skills. Is also sound defensively. Can play either wing position. Owns a strong lower base.|
|Flaws:||Struggles in physical contests, since he is somewhat soft. Has been accused of playing too much of a peripheral game. Lacks consistency in all areas.|
|Career Potential:||Inconsistent, yet versatile and skilled forward.|
|9/17/2012||Signed with HC Kladno (Czech Republic).|
|4/23/2012||Re-signed by the Carolina Hurricanes to a two-year contract.|
|3/17/2012||Missed 3 games (upper body injury).|
|3/11/2012||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|7/01/2011||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Carolina Hurricanes to a one-year contract.|
|6/28/2011||Carolina Hurricanes did not tender a qualifying offer.|
|1/17/2011||Missed 14 games (arm injury).|
|12/16/2010||Arm injury, injured reserve.|
|10/26/2010||Recalled from Charlotte (AHL).|
|10/24/2010||Knee surgery, sidelined indefinitely.|
|10/17/2010||Recalled from Charlotte (AHL).|
|10/12/2010||Assigned to Charlotte (AHL).|
|10/07/2010||Knee surgery, day-to-day.|
|5/28/2010||Re-signed by the Carolina Hurricane to a one-year contract.|
|2/04/2010||Assigned to Albany (AHL).|
|1/05/2010||Recalled from Albany (AHL).|
|1/03/2010||Assigned to Albany (AHL).|
|1/01/2010||Recalled from Albany (AHL).|
|12/13/2009||Assigned to Albany (AHL).|
|12/11/2009||Recalled from Albany (AHL).|
|12/03/2009||Acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs.|
|11/01/2009||Assigned to Toronto (AHL).|
|10/30/2009||Recalled from Toronto (AHL).|
|9/30/2009||Assigned to Toronto (AHL).|
|1/13/2009||Recalled from Toronto (AHL).|
|1/02/2009||Assigned to Toronto (AHL).|
|12/31/2008||Recalled from Toronto (AHL).|
|11/15/2008||Assigned to Toronto (AHL).|
|11/07/2008||Recalled from Toronto (AHL).|
|10/25/2008||Assigned to Toronto (AHL).|
|12/18/2007||Recalled from Toronto (AHL).|
|12/05/2007||Missed 5 games (ankle injury) and assigned to Toronto (AHL).|
|11/24/2007||Ankle injury, day-to-day.|
|10/24/2007||Recalled from Toronto (AHL).|
|10/01/2007||Assigned to Toronto (AHL).|
|10/25/2006||Returned to his junior team (Sault Ste. Marie-OHL).|
|9/25/2006||Assigned to Toronto (AHL).|
|7/14/2006||Signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|12/03/2009||Toronto Maple Leafs traded Jiri Tlusty to the Carolina Hurricanes for Phillippe Paradis.|
|6/24/2006||Drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1st round (13th overall) in 2006.|
Jiri Tlusty will keep playing at WHC | 04/29/2013 3:47 PM
NewsJiri Tlusty will skate for the Czech Republic at the world championship.
Raleigh News & Observer
ImpactHe finished in a fifth-place tie among all players with 23 goals in 48 games during the lockout-shortened campaign. Tlusty set a new career-high with his goal total and he reached a personal best with 38 points and a plus-15 rating as well. He played very well alongside Eric Staal and Alexander Semin and the three of them will be counted on again for offense in 2013-14.
Jiri Tlusty notches two goals in OT loss | 04/25/2013 10:22 PM
NewsJiri Tlusty scored a pair of goals for the Hurricanes in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Rangers on Thursday.
ImpactWith 23 goals on the campaign, Tlusty has shattered any reasonable projection made for him prior to the season. Tuomo Ruutu also found the back of the net for Carolina in the loss.
Jiri Tlusty pots two in win over Lightning | 04/21/2013 9:17 PM
NewsJiri Tlusty scored a pair of goals for the Hurricanes in a 3-2 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday.
ImpactTlusty is enjoying the best season of his career as his total of 21 goals is a personal best despite the fact he accumulated those stats in only 45 contests. Alexander Semin also registered a goal and an assist in the Carolina victory.
Jiri Tlusty lifts Hurricanes to 4-2 victory | 04/13/2013 11:29 PM
NewsCarolina Hurricanes left winger Jiri Tlusty scored two goals in a 4-2 triumph over the visiting Boston Bruins Saturday night.
ImpactTlusty's goals gave the former Maple Leaf a career-high 19, and the Hurricanes ended a seven-game losing streak. Jeff Skinner (12th) and Joe Corvo (sixth) also notched goals for Carolina. Alexander Semin and Jordan Staal each had two assists.
Jiri Tlusty records hat trick in loss to Caps | 04/02/2013 10:22 PM
NewsJiri Tlusty tallied a hat trick, but it wasn't enough in a 5-3 loss to Washington Tuesday night.
ImpactTwo of his goals came with the man advantage and he had just three shots in the contest. Tlusty now has 17 markers in 35 games this season. Eric Staal and Alexander Semin had a pair of assist apiece in the match.
Jiri Tlusty nets 14th goal Tuesday vs. Jets | 03/26/2013 10:30 PM
NewsJiri Tlusty recorded his 14th goal of the season in Carolina's 4-1 loss to Winnipeg Tuesday night.
ImpactThe goal was his first since March 9 and it snapped a four-game pointless drought for the Hurricanes winger. Tlusty ended up with six shots in the contest.
Jiri Tlusty's breakout continues with 2G, 1A | 03/09/2013 9:41 PM
NewsJiri Tlusty notched three points in Carolina's 6-3 win over the Devils on Saturday night.
ImpactTlusty, who had two goals and an assist, didn't come with the hype of other young players entering the season, but he's performing at an excellent rate. The 24-year-old has 13 goals and eight assists, to go with a plus-15 rating. It's clear he's become a start-with-confidence guy right now. Alexander Semin also had a three-point night, with a goal and two helpers. Jay Harrison, Jeff Skinner and Chris Terry potted the other markers.
Jiri Tlusty nets three points in win vs. Pens | 02/28/2013 11:39 PM
NewsJiri Tlusty potted a pair of goals and added an assist in the Hurricanes' 4-1 win over Pittsburgh Thursday.
ImpactCarolina's top line of Tlusty, Eric Staal and Alexander Semin was dominant on this night as Staal picked up a goal and two assists in the game while Semin notched a pair of helpers as the trio was a combined plus-6. Jeff Skinner also scored a goal in his first game back from injury.
Jiri Tlusty's pair not enough for Canes | 02/21/2013 11:02 PM
NewsJiri Tlusty registered two goals, but they were not enough as Carolina was upended by the Jets by a score of 4-3 Thursday.
ImpactPlaying with Alexander Semin and Eric Staal is working wonder for the former Maple Leaf, as he has now recorded a whopping seven goals and two assists in his past six contests. Jordan Staal also found the back of the net in the victory.
Hurricanes select Jiri Tlusty as third star | 02/18/2013 1:36 PM
NewsJiri Tlusty is the NHL's third star of the week.
ImpactTlusty had four goals and six points in three contests last week. He got off to a slow start this season, but he's been picking up steam with nine points in his last seven games.
Tlusty, Eric Staal lead Canes over New Jersey | 02/12/2013 10:58 PM
NewsJiri Tlusty generated two goals as Carolina doubled up New Jersey by a score of 4-2 on Tuesday night.
ImpactHe scored the go-ahead goal at the 7:25 mark of the third period and added an empty netter to seal the win. Tlusty has been hot of late with five goals and three assists in his past five contests. Playing alongside Eric Staal, who extended his point streak to 10 games with two assists Tuesday, should continue to give his fantasy value a boost. Sophomore defenseman Justin Faulk also recorded two helpers in the contest.
Jiri Tlusty has four-point night Monday | 02/12/2013 12:46 AM
NewsJiri Tlusty potted two goals and also registered two assists in the Hurricanes' 6-4 win over the Islanders Monday night.
ImpactWith the monster night Monday, the Czech Republic native now has seven points in 11-games on the season. He could be worth a look in 14-team leagues, if he gets more playing time with Eric Staal and Alexander Semin on a scoring line.
Jiri Tlusty set to get his shot on top line | 01/23/2013 6:15 PM
NewsJiri Tlusty skated with Eric Staal and Alexander Semin at Wednesday's practice.
Raleigh News & Observer
ImpactTwo games into the season, Tlusty has been stuck in the Canes' bottom-six forward group, but now it looks like he'll get his chance to play on a scoring line. Drayson Bowman, Zac Dalpe and Zach Boychuk haven't had any success with Staal this campaign, but Tlusty played well with Carolina's captain last year.
Jiri Tlusty may play with E. Staal and Semin | 01/09/2013 12:06 PM
NewsJiri Tlusty should be in a position to play with Eric Staal again this season.
Raleigh News & Observer
ImpactCarolina coach Kirk Muller's original plan was to try out Eric and Jordan Staal on the same line, but with Tuomo Ruutu (hip) out of action for at least three months he has decided to play them on separate lines. Tlusty played with Staal last season and it helped him rack up career-highs in goals (17), assists (19) and points (36) during his first full year of NHL action. Joining Eric Staal and Alexander Semin on a scoring line would do great things for the fantasy value of Tlusty in 2012-13, but he'll have to earn the role at training camp. The good news for him is that he should be ready after playing in the Czech Extraliga with Kladno during the lockout, where he racked up 12 goals and 23 points in 24 games.
|Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||37||13||21||34||1||28||6||0||-||-||-||0.92|
|Cze Jr.||Total||Cze Jr.||42||15||12||27||-||54||-||-||-||-||-||0.64|
|Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||13||9||8||17||3||14||4||0||-||-||-||1.31|
|Cze Jr.||Total||Cze Jr.||10||2||2||4||-||8||-||-||-||-||-||0.40|
|Goals||3||vs. Wsh||Apr 2||2|
|Assists||2||at NYI||Feb 11||2|
|Points||4||at NYI||Feb 11||3|
|Penalty Minutes||2||9 times-last:at TB||last:Apr 21||6|
|Plus/Minus||4||at NYI||Feb 11||3|
|Power Play Goals||2||vs. Wsh||Apr 2||1|
|Power Play Points||2||vs. Wsh||Apr 2||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||48 times-last:at Pit||last:Apr 27||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||48 times-last:at Pit||last:Apr 27||1|
|Shots||6||3 times-last:vs. Bos||last:Apr 13||5|
|Penalty Minutes||26||2011-12 (Car)|
|Plus/Minus||+1||2 times-last: 2011-12 (Car)|
|Power Play Goals||2||2 times-last: 2011-12 (Car)|
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