Player Spotlight: Lukas Kaspar!

As part of a new Player Spotlight series, is giving fans a chance to read (and see!) more about their favorite Worcester Sharks! This week, we continue with former first-round draft pick Lukas Kaspar, who showed flashes of brilliance while finishing fourth on the team in scoring!
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This Week: Lukas Kaspar
Meet Lukas Kaspar:
Number: 22
Position: Forward
Date of Birth (Age): September 3, 1986 (21)
Hometown: Litvinov, CZ Rep
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 220 Lb.
Drafted: San Jose Sharks 1st Round (22nd overall) in 2004 Draft
Season Highlight: Scored a dramatic goal with 2.1 seconds remaining in regulation to give the Sharks a 3-2 victory over Manchester, stunning the Monarchs’ faithful at the Verizon Wireless Arena.
Did you know?: Kaspar finished with 11 points (2g, 9a) in 10 games vs. Springfield this season (1.1 points/game) while recording only 30 (15g, 15a) in his 63 games against the rest of the league (0.48 points/game). In fact, he averaged 0.9 assists/game vs. the Falcons and only 0.24 against the rest of the AHL.
2007-08 in a Nutshell: Kaspar made his NHL debut in 2007-08, skating for San Jose in three games from Oct. 29-Nov. 3. The best of Lukas Kaspar was on display a number of times, highlighted by seven two-point games. Still only 21, Kaspar is well on his way to showing Sharks fans why he was selected in the first round of the 2004 draft.
Career Statistics:
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2007-08 Highs & Lows:
Season Highs:
Goals = 2 (12/15 vs. Houston)
Assists = 2 (4/13 vs. Springfield, 3/19 vs. Bridgeport, 2/24 vs. Springfield & 1/21 at Springfield)
Points = 2 (4/13 vs. Springfield, 3/19 vs. Bridgeport, 2/24 vs. Springfield, 1/21 at Springfield, 12/18 at Lowell, 12/15 vs. Houston, & 10/6 at Springfield)
Penalty Minutes = 4 (several times)
Most Consecutive Games With:
                        A Goal = 3 (1/12-1/18 & 12/15-12/18)
                        An Assist = 2 (3/19-3/21, 12/18-12/21 & 11/7-11/9
                        A Point = 4 (1/11-1/18 & 12/15-12/21)
Complete Bio:
2007-08 with Worcester & San Jose (NHL): Final Stats – 73 games played, 41 points (17 goals, 24 assists), 44 penalty minutes, -9 rating … Finished fourth on the team with 41 points and 17 goals … Scored a goal on 4/12 vs. Lowell … Tied a season-high with two assists on 4/13 vs. Springfield … Credited with an assist on 4/11 at Portland … Extended point streak to three games with an assist vs. Springfield (4/6) … Scored second shorthanded goal of the season on 4/5 at Manchester … Picked up an assist on 4/2 at Springfield … Recorded an assist on 3/28 at Hartford … Tallied an assist vs. Bridgeport (3/21) … Tied season-high with two assists (and points) on 3/19 vs. Bridgeport … Picked up a goal in second-consecutive game against the Devils, this time at Lowell on 3/14 … Scored Sharks’ first goal of the game on 3/8 vs. Lowell … Picked up an assist via a beautiful pass on Graham Mink’s power play goal vs. Albany (3/7) … Tallied an assist vs. Manchester (2/29) … Had second multi assist game of season with two vs. Springfield (2/24) … Broke seven-game pointless drought with an assist at Norfolk (2/16)Scored a key shorthanded goal, cutting Springfield’s lead to 3-2, a game the Sharks would eventually win in a shootout (1/26) … Had an assist at Hartford (1/25) … Picked up a pair of assists, including one on the game-tying goal at Springfield (1/21) … Scored goals in three consecutive games (1/11-1/18) … Picked up a goal on a mini breakaway 54 seconds into the game for a 1-0 lead vs. Portland (1/18) … Scored a goal for second-consecutive game at Hartford (1/16), a power play goal … Beat Albany goaltender and NHL veteran John Grahame on a perfectly-placed shot to tie the score at two (1/12) … Threw the puck towards the net at Providence (1/11), which Riley Armstrong redirected in …Picked up the game-winning goal with 2.1 seconds remaining in regulation to give the Sharks a thrilling 3-2 victory at Manchester (12/31) … Scored a goal vs. Manchester two days earlier (12/29) … Had a four-game point streak (6 pts: 4g, 2a) from 12/15-12/21 … Recorded a three game point streak (3 pts: 2g, 1a) on 11/30-12/7 …  Recalled by San Jose 10/28 and made his NHL debut in Dallas on 10/29 … Played three games with San Jose (0-0-0) before being sent back to Worcester 11/6….. Scored his first goal of season at Springfield on 10/6.
2006-07 with Worcester:  Scored his first goal of the season, and added an assist on 10/27 vs. Portland …Totaled two assists on 11/22 at Hartford … Scored an insurance goal on 1/13 at Springfield … Scored a goal in his second consecutive game on 1/14 at Portland … Earned his fifth multi-point game of the season on 3/16 vs. Hershey with two assists … Registered his sixth multi-point effort (2 pts: 0g, 2a) and second consecutive on 3/18 vs. Portland, including a career best 23rd assist of the year … Extended his career-best point streak to five games with the game-winning goal on 3/24 vs. Providence … Scored a goal and assist for his seventh multi-point game of the year on 4/11 vs. Lowell … Recorded career-highs in games played (78), assists (28) and points (40) … Calder Cup Playoffs: Played in all six playoff games, recording two assists and six penalty minutes.
2005-06 with Cleveland (AHL):  Signed three-year agreement with San Jose on 9/18 … Assigned to Cleveland from San Jose on 9/27 … Made his professional debut on 10/8 vs. Rochester … Scored a goal for the second consecutive game on 10/21 at Rochester … Scored a goal and two assists on 11/17 vs. Syracuse … Scored first-career short-handed goal on 1/08 vs. Manitoba … Scored two goals, including his second short-handed tally of the season, and added an assist on 1/15 at Chicago in a 6-3 win … Scored game-winning goal on 2/19 at Rochester to snap 13-game winless stretch … Scored two goals, including the game-winner on 3/04 vs. Hamilton … Tied for fourth among AHL rookies with two short-handed goals.
2004-05 with Ottawa (OHL):  Made his North American debut with Ottawa 67’s of OHL and finished fourth among league rookies in points (51), tied for fifth in assists (30) and sixth in goals (21) … Six power play goals was tied for fourth on the team … Led all rookies with 20 pts (6g, 14a) in postseason play … Represented Czech Republic at 2004 World Junior Championships in North Dakota.
2003-04 with Litvinov CHP HC (Czech):  Represented Czech Republic at the 2003 Under-18 World Junior Championships.
2002-03 with Litvinov CHP HC:  Earned a promotion to Czech Republic Extra League after posting 29 points in 27 games with Litvinov’s Under-20 team at the start of season.
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