Richard Panik
POSITION: Right Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
BIRTHDATE: 02/07/1991
AGE: 25
DRAFTED: TBL: 2009-52 overall
2013-14 SEASON: Skated in 50 games with the Lightning, posting 3 goals and 13 points to go along with 21 penalty minutes…4 of his 9 assists during the season came on the man-advantage…Represented Team Slovakia at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia and appeared in 4 games…Skated in 13 games with Syracuse, registering 3 goals and 11 points to go along with 8 penalty minutes…2014 Playoffs: Skated in 2 games with the Lightning, posting 4 penalty minutes…Made his Stanley Cup playoffs debut in Game 1 against Montreal on April 16.

2012-13 SEASON: Played in 25 games with the Lightning in his first career NHL season, recording five goals and nine points to go along with four penalty minutes…Skated in a season-high 15:56 TOI on 4/16 at WPG…Recorded his 1st career two-goal game and also added an assist and a plus-4 rating on 4/13 at WSH…Scored his 1st career NHL goal (game-winner) on 2/23 at CAR…Made his NHL debut 2/12 vs. MTL…Skated in 51 games with Syracuse, registering 22 goals and 41 points to go along with 81 penalty minutes…Ranked third on the Crunch in goals and fifth in points…Ranked seventh on Syracuse with a plus-17 rating…Ranked tied for third on the Crunch with seven power play goals….Skated in 16 postseason games with the Crunch, tallying 9 goals and 14 points…Ranked 2nd on the team for goals during the Calder Cup playoffs and was 1st with 59 penalty minutes…Finished the playoffs on a 5-game goal scoring streak (5 goals, 1 assist)…2011-12: Played 1st career AHL season with the Admirals, recording 19 goals and 41 points in 64 games…Ranked 3rd in rookie scoring on Norfolk in points…Finished 4th on team with 7 power-play tallies…Scored 1st career AHL/pro goal on 10/14 vs. Hershey…Skated in 18 Calder Cup playoff games, registering five goals and six points…Ranked 4th (tie) on Admirals in goals…Won Calder Cup with Norfolk…Junior Career: Has amassed 48 goals and 97 points in 111 career OHL games…In 2010-11, played his 2nd consecutive year in the OHL, splitting time between Belleville and Guelph…Skated in 27 games with Belleville to start the season, scoring 14 goals and recording 31 points…His point total was 6th among all Bulls skaters…Ranked 4th on the team with 5 power-play goals…Was the only Belleville player to record over a point per game…Traded to Guelph on 12/2…Played in 24 games with the Storm, notching 13 goals and 25 points…Was 1 of 5 Guelph players to average over a point per game…Helped lead the Storm to the postseason, where he scored a goal and 3 points in 6 games…In 2009-10, made his North American debut, splitting time between Windsor and Belleville of the OHL…Played a total of 60 games in the OHL, including 33 with Windsor to start the season…Had 9 goals and 18 points with the Spitfires…Traded to Belleville on 1/5…Skated in 27 games with the Bulls, registering 12 goals and 23 points…Ranked 4th on Belleville with 5 power-play goals…Played 2 seasons with Trinec Jr. in the Czech Jr. League from 2007 to 2009, appearing in 55 games and recording 45 goals along with 81 points…Was twice promoted to the Trinec parent club, where he played 21 games and recorded a goal and 2 points…International Career: Participated in the 2010 World Championships in Germany and recorded 2 assists in 6 games…Also skated in the 2009 World Junior Championships in Ottawa, recording 2 goals and 5 points in 7 games, placing him 3rd on the team for points and tied for 3rd in goals.