December 26, 1989|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
HC Oceláři Třinec|
HC Slovan Bratislava
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
Kunlun Red Star
|National team||Czech Republic|
90th overall, 2008|
New York Rangers
Tomáš Kundrátek (born December 26, 1989) is a Czech professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing with HC Oceláři Třinec in the Czech Extraliga. He has previously played in the National Hockey League for the Washington Capitals.
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.
On June 19, 2015, Kundratek left the Capitals organization and signed a one-year contract with Latvian Kontinental Hockey League club, Dinamo Riga.
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|
|2015–16||HC Slovan Bratislava||KHL||16||4||7||11||14||4||0||0||0||6|
|2016–17||HC Slovan Bratislava||KHL||39||8||5||13||20||—||—||—||—||—|
|2017–18||Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod||KHL||53||2||11||13||30||4||1||0||1||4|
|Representing Czech Republic|
|World U-17 Hockey Challenge|
- "Rangers agree to terms with Kundratek". New York Rangers. 2008-08-25. Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2010-05-06.
- "Rangers acquire Bouchard in swap of minor leaguers". Yahoo! Sports. 2011-11-08. Retrieved 2011-11-08.
- "Czech defender Tomas Kundratek joins Dinamo" (in Latvian). Dinamo Riga. 2015-06-19. Retrieved 2015-06-19.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
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