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Marek Tvrdon
Pos: Left Wing
D.O.B.: 1/31/93
From: Nitra, Slovakia
Height: 6'2
Weight: 212
Shoots: Right
Drafted: 2011 draft 4th rnd 115th overall by Detroit (NHL)
Acquired: Signed 3-year contract with Detroit (NHL) 7/2/12
Plus: Can generate offense on the fly... Good passer and shooter... Very effective wrist shot... Physical presence in front of the net... Nice speed and can make plays at speed... Capable of knocking down defenders on the way to the net with the puck...
Minus: Does not use size as often as he should... Needs to improve first step quickness... Doesn't always bring his "A" game... Injury prone...
Organizational Comments: "He's a big, strong, power forward-type of player with a real heavy body and good offensive skills, He's got to work on his quickness, but that's coming. The real big thing is that he's got a real big, heavy body." Jim Nill - Wings Asst General Manager
What GRC says: Fall 2013: It remains to be seen whether Tvrdon can overcome the freakish injuries and illnesses that have cost him playing time in junior. If he does, he has the makings of a tremendous player who has been compared favorably with Marian Hossa and Johan Franzen. He has good size, great skill and likes to score goals.
Role: Scoring forward
Projection: NHL top 6 forward


7/2/12 Signed 3-yr contract with Detroit (NHL)