Transfers 23.06.2017

Massive boost – veteran Tomas Netik joins Medvescak

After playing in the KHL, Extraliga, Swedish Hockey League and for the Czech national team, Tomas Netik joins Medvescak to conquer EBEL

Tomas Netik is a new Medvescak player. Prague-born 35-year-old Czech spent most of his career in his youth club – Sparta Praha. Zagreb fans know him from his time in the KHL when he visited the Den as part of the Slovan Bratislava team.

Netik is a winger with an impressive 422 games played in the Czech Extraliga while tallying 116 goals and 115 assists. To add to that, he has played in 80 playoff games in the Extraliga tallying 29 points and along the way winning back-to-back titles of the Czech champion – in 2006 and 2007 with Sparta.

In the Extraliga, Netik also played for Karlovy Vary, Bili Tygri Liberec and last season on loan for Ocelari Trinec (a total of nine games).

“Tomas is a very effective offensive player who should be an immediate impact player for us at this level.  He has a wealth of experience in the KHL and in the Czech Extraliga and is looking forward to this chapter of his career and is only coming here to help us win hockey games.  I have to believe he will be an immediate fan favourite with his style and passion he plays with.  We expect him to be a difference maker for sure,” Medvescak’s Sports Director Aaron Fox said about the Den's newest aquisition.

 

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Netik played in the KHL for almost five seasons, 2010-2015. He was a member of the CSKA Moskva when he entered the league and then moved on to the Czech Lev Poprad.

Netik gained further experience moving from Lev to the Swedish Hockey League and playing 12 games there. In 2012 he shortly came back to the Czech league before going back to world’s second best league in Nefekhimik’s and Slovan’s jersey and competing against Medvescak.

This part of his career also has fantastic numbers. He played a total of 216 games in the KHL scoring 57 goals and contributing with 41 assists. One of his goals was in the Ice Hall against Medvescak when he helped Slovan reach a 3:4 victory in overtime over the Bears.

 

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Except an excellent career at club level, the 35-year-old Czech played at an envious level for the national team. He wore the Czech team jersey last in 2012. In his career he was part of the national team roster 30 times and in them he got his name on the board ten times with six goals and four assists.

Netik is characterized as a fast player with a superb shot. In a bountiful career he also played in the Champions Hockey League and in the prestigious Spengler Cup.

EBEL 2017./2018.
no. Club GP W L pts
1 Vienna 20 15 4 46
2 Linz 21 11 6 38
3 KAC 21 12 8 38
4 Red Bull 21 10 10 32
5 Medvescak 19 8 7 30
6 Graz 99ers 21 9 10 30
7 Innsbruck 21 8 10 29
8 Znojmo 21 7 9 28
9 VSV 21 7 10 27
10 Dornbirner 20 7 9 26
11 Fehervar AV19 21 6 11 26
12 Foxes 21 6 12 22
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