|Born||July 2, 1976
Karlovy Vary, Czechoslovakia
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
|National team||Czech Republic|
|NHL Draft||226th overall, 1994
Tomáš Vokoun (born July 2, 1976 in Karlovy Vary, Czechoslovakia) is an NHL ice hockey goaltender for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He was picked by the Montreal Canadiens with the 226th overall pick in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. He also played for the Montreal Canadiens in 1996 and for the Nashville Predators from 1998 to 2006 before being traded to the Florida Panthers for a first-round selection in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, a second-round selection in the 2007 draft (number 58) and a conditional second-round selection in either 2007 or 2008. After 4 seasons with the Panthers, Vokoun signed a one-year contract with the Washington Capitals on July 2, 2011. He played 1 season with the Capitals and was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a 7th round pick at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He also played in the ECHL with the Wheeling Thundbirds.
He won a bronze medal with the Czech Republic's national ice hockey team in 2006.
References[change | change source]
- "Capitals Sign Vokoun to One-year, $1.5M Contract". The Sports Network. http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=370719. Retrieved 2013-06-05.
- "Penguins Acquire Goaltender Tomas Vokoun; Veteran Netminder Signs Two-Year Contract". NHL.com. http://penguins.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=633707&cmpid=pit-fb-pghpenguins. Retrieved 2013-06-05.