Ondřej Palát

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Ondřej Palát
Ondrej Palat 2014-03-22.JPG
Born (1991-03-28) March 28, 1991 (age 23)
Frýdek-Místek, Czechoslovakia
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 174 lb (79 kg; 12 st 6 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team Tampa Bay Lightning
National team  Czech Republic
NHL Draft 208th overall, 2011
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 2011–present

Ondřej Palát (born March 28, 1991) is a Czech professional ice hockey player who is currently playing with the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

He started his career in his native Czech Republic with HC Frýdek-Místek.[1] Prior to turning professional in North America, Palát played major junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with the Drummondville Voltigeurs. He was selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 7th round (208th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

On October 10, 2011, the Lightning signed Palát to a three-year entry level contract.[2]

Palát scored his first NHL goal on March 16, 2013, against Justin Peters of the Carolina Hurricanes.[3] At the end of the 2013–14 NHL season, he was nominated for the Calder Memorial Trophy [4] The trophy eventually went to Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche,[5] while Palat was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team .[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 59 17 23 40 24 7 1 1 2 0
2010–11 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 61 39 57 96 24 10 4 7 11 6
2011–12 Norfolk Admirals AHL 61 9 21 30 10 18 4 5 9 6
2012–13 Syracuse Crunch AHL 56 13 39 52 35 18 7 19 26 12
2012–13 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 14 2 2 4 0
2013–14 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 81 23 36 59 20 3 2 1 3 0
NHL totals 95 25 38 63 20 3 2 1 3 0

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Czech Republic WJC18-D1 11th 5 6 2 8 2
2009 Czech Republic WJC18 6th 6 1 0 1 2
2011 Czech Republic WJC 7th 6 2 1 3 0
2014 Czech Republic Oly 6th 4 0 0 0 0
Junior totals 17 9 3 12 4
Senior totals 4 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hokej.cz - Ondřej Palát (HC Vítkovice Steel) 10. duben 2008 – Český hokej objevil další zajímavé jméno. Na mistrovství světa osmnáctiletých I. divize v polské Toruni zazářil útočník, o němž asi ještě ..
  2. ^ "Lightning sign Palat". Tampa Bay Lightning. 2011-10-10. Retrieved 2012-02-03. 
  3. ^ "Carolina Hurricanes at Tampa Bay Lightning". Tampa Bay Lightning. 2013-03-16. Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  4. ^ http://nhl.si.com/2014/04/23/2014-nhl-awards-mackinnon-palat-johnson-are-calder-trophy-finalists/
  5. ^ "Avalanche's MacKinnon wins Calder Trophy". National Hockey League. 2014-06-24. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  6. ^ "NHL announces 2013-14 All-Rookie Team". National Hockey League. 2014-06-24. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 

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