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#28 Tomas Jurco
Pos: Right Wing
D.O.B.: 4/28/89
From: Kosice, Slovakia
Height: 6'2
Weight: 193
Shoots: Left
Drafted: 2011 draft 2nd rnd 35th overall by Detroit (NHL)
Acquired: Signed 3-year contract with Detroit (NHL) 8/7/12
Plus: Great size and speed... crafty stickhandler with incredible vision... Does not play a perimeter game... Creative playmaker from the Datsyuk school of play... Excellent Hockey Sense...
Minus: Inconsistent... Mental toughness and compete level still questions...
Organizational Comments: "He's as skilled as anybody in the draft, He can score, he's got good size. He's just a good player. You don't like to make comparisons, but he has Hossa-type skills" Jim Nill - Wings Assistant General Manager
What GRC says: 2012-13: Jurco found his dangle in the second half and more than doubled his first half numbers with 10 goals and 9 assists while showcasing his jaw dropping stick-handling prowess. He was incredible in the postseason notching 8 goals and 14 points while embarrassing opposing players with his creativity and hands. He uses his size well and is not afraid to take a hit to make a play. He should be a major part of the offense next season, and will only get better with experience.
Fall 2012: Jurco has sick talent as evidenced by the highlight reel youtube videos. He also has the size, strength and determination to to surprise you by going to the net and taking the puck home. After his adjustment period, he should put up some big numbers, and become a fan favorite with his feats of skill and scoring prowess.
Role: Scoring forward
Projection: NHL top 6 forward


8/7/12 Signed 3-yr contract with Detroit (NHL)