Sustr, Andrej

Andrej Sustr


Out of Organization
Plzen, CZE
Last Team: 
San Diego (AHL)
Projects As: 
Big defenseman that slots as #4/#5

Draft Info

Draft Status: 


Contract Status: 
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Eligible
Signing Date: 
Contract Type: 
Contract Length: 
1 year
Cap Number: 
$1 950 000
Contract Start Year: 
Contract End Year: 
Contract End Status: 
$1 950 000


pending UFA; not expected to be re-signed

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Season Year B

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Scouting Report


Has incredible size and skates quite well for his big frame. Is an excellent passer and cool under pressure. Defends well thanks to his long reach and sound positioning.


Must get physically stronger and develop a meaner streak in order to maximize output at the highest level. Could stand to fill out his massive frame even more for the NHL.


Towering defenseman with a little upside.


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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2004-2005 HC Plzen U18Czech U182 0 00 2|        
 2005-2006 HC Plzen U18Czech U188 0 00 2|        
  HC Dukla Jihlava U18Czech U18 217 1 45 22|        
 2006-2007 HC Dukla Jihlava U18Czech U18 237 5 1520 56|        
  HC Dukla Jihlava U20Czech U205 0 00 4|        
 2007-2008 HC Plzen U20Czech U2041 2 810 44|Playoffs5 1 01
  Czech Republic U18 (all)International-Jr4 0 11 2|        
 2008-2009 HC Plzen U20Czech U2013 1 45 14|        
  HK RokycanyCzech32 0 00 2|        
  Kenai River Brown BearsNAHL36 1 78 58|Playoffs2 0 00
 2009-2010 Youngstown PhantomsUSHL50 1 1819 95|        
  Czech Republic U20WJC-205 0 00 6|        
  Czech Republic U20 (all)International-Jr9 0 00 8|        
 2010-2011 Univ. of Nebraska-OmahaNCAA39 2 79 38|        
 2011-2012 Univ. of Nebraska-OmahaNCAA33 4 1317 26|        
 2012-2013 Univ. of Nebraska-OmahaNCAA39 9 1625 53|        
  Tampa Bay LightningNHL2 0 00 0|        
  Syracuse CrunchAHL8 2 13 8|Playoffs18 2 57 25 
 2013-2014 Tampa Bay LightningNHL43 1 78 16|Playoffs3 0 00
  Syracuse CrunchAHL12 1 34 2|        
 2014-2015 Tampa Bay LightningNHL73 0 1313 34|Playoffs26 1 12 18 
 2015-2016 Tampa Bay LightningNHL77 4 1721 30|Playoffs17 1 23 16 
 2016-2017 Tampa Bay LightningNHL80 3 1114 43|        
  Czech RepublicWCup3 1 01 2|        
  Czech Republic (all)International6 1 01 4|        
 2017-2018 Tampa Bay LightningNHL44 2 57 18|        
 2018-2019 Anaheim DucksNHL5 0 00 6|        
  San Diego GullsAHL39 0 33 20|        
 2019-2020 Kunlun Red StarKHL58 0 88 55|        
  Czech RepublicEHT6 0 00 0|        
  Czech Republic (all)International6 0 00 0|        

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Lightning Re-Sign Andrej Sustr

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Andrej Sustr to a one-year, one-way contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Lightning Extend Qualifying Offers to Six Players

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have issued qualifying offers to six players, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. There were four players who were not qualified.

Players receiving qualifying offers were forwards Brett Connolly, Cody Kunyk, Richard Panik, and Philippe Paradis. Defensemen Dmitry Korobov and Andrej Sustr also received qualifying offers.

The deadline for NHL clubs to issue offers is today. By issuing qualifying offers to the aforementioned players, the Lightning are given the right of the first refusal or draft choice compensation should the player sign an offer sheet with another NHL club.

Players who did not receive qualifying offers are defensemen Keith Aulie and Charles Landry, forward Geoff Walker and goaltender Anders Lindback. They will all become unrestricted free agents tomorrow.

NHL Game Night: 4-10-14 Flyers at Lightning

The sun still rises in Tampa Bay.


Anders Lindback allowed 2 goals on 36 shots for the victory tonight, 1 of which was an own goal tipped in by Palat. Lindback was magnificent, as he was in relief in the last game against Toronto. Is he as athletic and aesthetically pleasing as Ben Bishop between the pipes? No. Is he fully capable of stopping pucks? Yes, and he showed resiliency and mental toughness by not cracking after the Flyers broke through on him. He stayed focus, got a good team effort in front of him (including some street hockey netminding by Gudas) and got the W.

First Period
2:00 TB Johnson (24), (Stamkos, Kostka)

Second Period
18:39 PHI Simmonds (27), (Giroux, Voracek)(PP)

Third Period
4:33 TB Panik (3), (Hedman, Kostka)
9:43 TB Brewer (2), (Johnson, Palat)
12:22 PHI Couturier (12), (Streit)
14:14 TB Stamkos (25), (Filppula, Hedman)(PP)

Lindback, Tyler Johnson, and Richard Panik were the game's three stars.

Let it not be said that this Lightning team packs it in the second they hit a bump in the road. There was a lot of hand wringing and consternation with the injury to Ben Bishop that will, at a minimum, shut him down for the rest of the regular season. But, much like when Stamkos broke his leg and the captain of the team decided he wanted to go to Broadway, the Lightning circled the wagons. They came out very strong tonight and got a quick goal on Philly, which was great. I thought they took their foot off the gas through to the end of the Second Period, which was not good, but Lindback has something to prove and he played fantastic to keep the Lightning in it until they broke it open in the Third Period, where only a goofy own goal blemished a complete 20 minute team effort. So, the sky didn't fall and, in fact, with Montreal losing tonight the Lightning can get home ice in the first round if they win out in the final 2 games of the regular season.

Throughout the campaign, I've written regularly about segment goals with the team, with an eye on 96 points in 80 games. With the victory tonight, the Lightning nailed down 97 points in 80 games and they got the target number of 12 in the 8th and final segment of the year. In games 81 and 82, if they can get at least 3 of the 4 possible points, they have an opportunity to get to 100 points, which is truly an accomplishment for any team, let alone one this young.

Mike Kostka returned from his concussion with 2 assists, a +3 rating, and 1 blocked shot in 14:18. Win if you can. Survive if Mike Kostka lets you.

Andrej Sustr had 2 penalty minutes and 1 hit in 19:36. It wasn't Andrej's best game, as I've seen him a lot tighter and under control defensively, but it's still pretty good that you can play him 19+ minutes and not worry about him completely wetting the bed. With the appearance tonight, Sustr reaches 41 NHL games played this season, which graduates him from prospect status on the website. Sustr becomes the 10th prospect to graduate this season, finishing out a class the likes of which we may never see again. To put this in perspective, there were only 10 prospects that graduated on the site in the previous 4 seasons combined (I looked it up). Congratulations to Andrej and everyone in the 2013-2014 Bolt Prospects Alumni class.

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