February 7, 1991 |
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||197 lb (89 kg; 14 st 1 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
|Tampa Bay Lightning
Syracuse Crunch (AHL)
|NHL Draft||52nd overall, 2009
Tampa Bay Lightning
Richard Pánik (born February 7, 1991) is a Slovak ice hockey player. He currently plays with the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL). Pánik was drafted in the second round, 52nd overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Lightning.
He played two years professionally for HC Oceláři Třinec of the Czech Extraliga before being drafted. After being drafted in 2009, Pánik attended training camp with the Lightning. After he was cut from training camp, he joined the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League. Pánik played for the Slovak national team at the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, where he scored two goals and three assists in five games.
On January 5, 2010, the Windsor Spitfires sent Pánik to the Belleville Bulls in a blockbuster trade along with Austen Brassard, Steve Gleeson, Paul Bezzo, a second-round pick in 2012, a third-round pick in 2010 and a seventh-round pick in 2012. In return the Windsor Spitfires acquired Philipp Grubauer, Marc Cantin and Stephen Johnson.
Regular season and playoffs
|2007–08||HC Oceláři Třinec||Czech||6||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||HC Oceláři Třinec||Czech||15||1||1||2||4||4||0||0||0||0|
|2012–13||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||25||5||4||9||4||—||—||—||—||—|