What the Toronto Maple Leafs Would Be Losing in Tomas Kaberle

June 3rd, 2010 by Mike Burse Leave a reply »
The 6'1" 214 lb 32-year-old native of Rakovnik, Czech Republic was the 204th overall pick in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs.

There has been much talk recently about the trade rumours surrounding Kaberle. Many have tried to articulate the value of this player in a transaction. 

The focus of this article will be to look back on Tomas Kaberle the player, and not so much Tomas Kaberle the trade rumour.


Career Prior to the Toronto Maple Leafs

Kaberle's professional hockey career began when he was just 16 years old playing for HC Kladno Jr, the junior squad for HC Kladno of the Czech Extraliga.

To give an indication of the league's status, the Czech Extraliga was ranked as the third strongest hockey league in Europe in 2009 and is considered the best pro league in the Czech Republic.

From the 1994-95 to 1995-96 seasons Kaberle played in 60 games for HC Kladno Jr scoring 13 goals and 23 assists.

Between 1994-95 and 1997-98 he played in 123 games for HC Kladno of the Czech Extraliga while scoring four goals and 25 assists.

While these numbers may ...

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