December 26, 1989 |
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
Hershey Bears (AHL)
|NHL Draft||90th overall, 2008
New York Rangers
Tomáš "Thunder Boy" Kundrátek (born December 26, 1989) is a professional ice hockey defenseman in the Washington Capitals organization. He is currently playing with the Hershey Bears in the American Hockey League. He has previously played for the Medicine Hat Tigers in the Western Hockey League and the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League.
Whilst playing as a youth and professionally with HC Oceláři Třinec in his native Czech Republic, He was selected 90th overall by the New York Rangers in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, where he was the top ranked Czech skater. Kundratek signed his first professional contract with the New York Rangers on August 25, 2008. The following season, with the intention to adapt to the North American style, Kundrátek joined the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Canadian Major Junior Western Hockey League.
He skated in 70 games as a rookie for the Rangers AHL affiliate, the Connecticut Whale, during the 2010–11 season, registering two goals and ten assists for 12 points, along with 42 penalty minutes and an even plus/minus rating. He also skated in all six of the Whale's playoff games versus the Portland Pirates in the first round of the Calder Cup playoffs, earning two assists and two penalty minutes. He was traded by the Rangers to the Washington Capitals in exchange for Francois Bouchard on November 8, 2011.
During the 2011–12 season, Kundratek was recalled from AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears, to Washington on January 10, 2012, and made his NHL debut the following night in a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. He played for a total of 5 games before returning to Hershey to continue playing with the Bears on January 20, 2012. He didn't record any points while playing with the Capitals, but he did have 2 shots on goal, 3 hits, 4 blocked shots and 2 PIM.
Regular season and playoffs
|2006–07||HC Oceláři Třinec||CZE||22||0||1||1||4||4||0||0||0||6|
|2007–08||HC Oceláři Třinec||CZE||14||0||1||1||10||7||0||2||2||8|
|2008–09||Medicine Hat Tigers||WHL||51||4||19||23||63||11||0||6||6||12|
|2008–09||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||—||—||—||—||—||1||0||0||0||0|
|2009–10||Medicine Hat Tigers||WHL||65||2||33||35||62||12||1||5||6||23|
|2010–11||Hartford Wolf Pack/CT Whale||AHL||70||2||10||12||42||6||0||2||2||2|
|Competitor for Czech Republic|
|World U-17 Hockey Challenge|
- "Rangers agree to terms with Kundratek". New York Rangers. 2008-08-25. Retrieved 2010-05-06.
- "Rangers acquire Bouchard in swap of minor leaguers". Yahoo! Sports. 2011-11-08. Retrieved 2011-11-08.