Fleischmann during a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on March 9, 2012
|Born||May 16, 1984
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)|
|National team||Czech Republic|
|NHL Draft||63rd overall, 2002
Detroit Red Wings
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Before playing the NHL, Fleischmann played 2 seasons with Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League. He was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings with the 63rd overall pick in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He never played with the Red Wings however and he along with draft picks were traded to the Washington Capitals for Robert Lang. He played 3 seasons in the AHL with their affiliate, the Hershey Bears. Fleischmann would play 6 seasons with the Capitals and was traded to the Colorado Avalanche for Scott Hannan on November 30, 2010. His season with the Avalanche was cut short when he was diagnosed with pulmonary emboli and had to miss the rest of the season.
On July 1, 2011, he signed a four-year contract worth $18 million with the Florida Panthers.
References[change | change source]
- "NHL's leading scorer traded to Detroit". ESPN. http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=1745956. Retrieved 2014-2-1.
- "Avalanche trade Scott Hannan to Capitals for Tomas Fleischmann". The Denver Post. http://www.denverpost.com/ci_16742525. Retrieved 2014-2-1.
- "Avs forward Tomas Fleischmann out for the season with pulmonary embolism". NBC Sports. http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2011/01/20/avs-forward-tomas-fleischmann-out-for-the-season-with-pulmonary-embolism/. Retrieved 2014-2-1.
- "Panthers sign Fleischmann, Jovanovski". CBC Sports. http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/panthers-sign-fleischmann-jovanovski-1.997408. Retrieved 2014-2-1.