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Ondrej Palat
Ondrej Palat
Left Wing  - TBL
Number: 18
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 190
Shoots: Left
Born: Mar 28, 1991  (Age 24)
Birthplace: Frydek-mistek, Czech Republic
Drafted: TBL / 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 7th (208th overall) PROSPECT BIO
2013-14 SEASON: Skated in 81 games with the Lightning, posting 23 goals and 59 points to go along with 20 penalty minutes… Ranked 2nd among rookies for points and was 3rd for goals with 23…He ranked 2nd behind Nathan MacKinnon for assists with 36…Named to the NHL’s All-Rookie Team…Ranked 2nd (min. 25 games) among rookie forwards for average TOI (18:02) and 1st for plus/minus +32…Named Rookie of the Month for both March and January…Led all rookies for points from the beginning of January with 44 points (17 goals, 27 assists)…Skated in 4 games with the Czech Republic at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia…Registered a Lightning franchise record 8-game point streak from Dec. 23-Jan. 9 (4 goals, 6 assists)…The 8-game point streak was the 2nd longest by any rookie in the NHL in 2013-14 (Nathan MacKinnon, 13-game streak from Jan. 25-March 6)…2014 Playoffs: Skated in 3 postseason games, tallying 2 goals and 3 points…Made his Stanley Cup playoffs debut in Game 1 against Montreal on Apr. 16…Ranked tied for 3rd on the team for playoff points.

2012-13 SEASON: Played in 14 games with the Lightning in his 1st NHL season, collecting 2 goals and 4 points with a plus-5 rating…Made his NHL debut on 3/4 vs. PIT…Scored his 1st NHL goal on 3/16 vs. CAR…Played in a career-high 15:19 TOI on 3/26 vs. BUF…Netted the game-winner on 3/16 vs. CAR…Skated in 56 games with the Syracuse Crunch (AHL), tallying 13 goals and 39 assists for a career-high 52 points…Ranked 1st on the Crunch with 39 assists…Tied for 2nd on the team for shorthanded goals with 1…Skated in 18 games with the Crunch during the Calder Cup playoffs, notching a team-best 26 points (7 goals, 19 assists)…Recorded points in each of the 1st 6 playoff games, recording 15 points (4 goals, 11 assists) during that stretch…Tallied 8 multi-point games during the postseason…2011-12: Played 1st AHL season with Norfolk, tallying 9 goals and 30 points to go along with 10 penalty minutes in 61 games…Ranked 4th on Admirals in rookie scoring…Registered a 7-game point streak from 3/14 through 3/30…Netted 1st pro/AHL goal on 11/25 vs. Providence…Notched 1st pro/AHL point (assist) on 10/29 at Syracuse…Made his pro/AHL debut on 10/22 vs. Binghamton…Skated in 18 Calder Cup playoff games, tallying 4 goals and 9 points…Ranked 8th (tie) on the Admirals in playoff scoring with 9 points…Won Calder Cup with Norfolk…Junior Career: Appeared in 120 career QMJHL games with the Drummondville Voltigeurs, amassing 56 goals and 136 points…2010-11: Played in 61 games with Drummondville, notching 39 goals and 96 points…Finished 4th in points, 6th in goals and 7th in assists (57) in the QMJHL…Ranked 5th in the league for power-play goals (15) and 6th in game-winning goals (7)…Skated in 10 playoff games, tallying a team-best (tie) 11 points…2009-10: Played 1st season in the QMJHL with Drummondville, recording 17 goals and 40 points in 59 games…Ranked 8th on the team in points and 7th in plus/minus (+33)…Appeared in 7 playoff games with the Voltigeurs, registering a goal and 2 points.