Tomáš Kaberle


Tomáš Kaberle

Infobox Ice Hockey Player
position = Defense
shoots = Left
height_ft = 6
height_in = 1
weight_lb = 198
team = Toronto Maple Leafs
league = NHL
nationality = Czech Republic
nickname = Kabbie
birth_date = birth date and age|1978|3|2
birth_place = Rakovník, CZE
career_start = 1994
draft = 204th overall
draft_year = 1996
draft_team = Toronto Maple Leafs

Tomáš Kaberle (pronounced|ˈtomaːʃ ˈkabɛrlɛ) (born March 2, 1978 in Rakovník, Czechoslovakia, now the Czech Republic) is a professional ice hockey defenceman for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League. He also plays for the Czech national ice hockey team and won a bronze medal with the team at the 2006 Winter Olympics.

His brother František Kaberle, plays for the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes; their father, František Kaberle, Sr. played for the Czechoslovak national ice hockey team in the 1970s.

Playing career

Kaberle was drafted 204th in the 8th round of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft by Toronto, and saw limited playing time in the 1998-99 NHL season. After being eased into the Leafs lineup, he saw a significant increase in playing time in order to help fill in the gap on the Leafs after an injury to Bryan Berard in the 1999-2000 NHL season. By the 2001-02 campaign, Kaberle had improved enough to be selected to the World team at the 2002 NHL All-Star game. Later that year, he was named to the Czech national ice hockey team for the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Kaberle started the 2003-04 campaign as a restricted free agent without a contract, and ended up playing in the Czech Extraliga for HC Rabat Kladno while a new contract was negotiated. Ultimately, he signed a contract with the Leafs securing his services through 2005-06. On February 112006, Tomáš Kaberle was re-signed to a five-year contract extension worth $21.25 million with a no-trade clause for the first three years of the contract, effective July 1, 2006. This deal locked him in until the end of the 2010-11 NHL season.

On October 282006, he scored his first career hat-trick against the Montreal Canadiens. He also scored in his first shootout attempt that night. Kaberle was named as an Eastern Conference All-Star Game participant for the second time in his career on January 12, 2007.

During a March 2, 2007 game against the New Jersey Devils, Kaberle suffered a concussion, and was carried off the ice on a stretcher, as a result of a late hit to the head by Cam Janssen. [cite news
url=http://www.thestar.com/Sports/article/188564
title=Late hits a major headache
first=Kevin
last=McGran
work=Toronto Star
date=2007-03-06
] While no penalties were called on the play, Janssen was assessed a three-game suspension. In an interview, Kaberle mentioned that Janssen had not contacted him for reconciliation, and went on to say, "I don't care [to hear from him] . He doesn't respect me and I don't respect him." [cite web
url=http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=199097&hubname=nhl
title=Kaberle hopes to return this season
date=2007-03-07
publisher=TSN.ca
] After missing eight games, he returned to the Leafs lineup on March 23.

Although Kaberle has scored relatively few goals, he has scored seven times in overtime.

During the 2008 NHL All Star Game Skills Competition, Kaberle became the fourth player, after Ray Bourque, Mark Messier, and Jeremy Roenick, to hit all four targets in four shots in the accuracy challenge.

International

Tomáš was selected to the Czech national team in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, where they were eliminated in the quarterfinals.

Tomáš and František were members of the Czech national ice hockey team at the 2005 World Ice Hockey Championships in Vienna, where they won gold. While František won the World Championships for the fifth time, it was the first victory for Tomáš. In December 2005 they were both named for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, where they won bronze medals with the team. The next year Tomáš accepted his nomination for 2006 World Championships in Riga where the Czech team won silver medals.

Career statistics

Honours

*Played in 3 NHL All-Star games - 2002, 2007, 2008
*Won NHL All-Star game accuracy competition - 2007-08

International play

Played for the Czech Republic in:

*1998 World Junior Championships
*2002 Winter Olympics
*2004 World Cup of Hockey
*2005 World Championships (gold medal)
*2006 Winter Olympics (bronze medal)
*2006 World Championships (silver medal)
*2008 World Championships

International statistics

"This section may be incomplete."

References

ee also

*List of family relations in the National Hockey League

External links

*hockeydb|30372
*nhlprofile|8465200
*espn nhl|1790
*TSN-NHL-profile|1568


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