Ondrej Palat

Basics

Type: 
BP Alumni
Position: 
Left Wing
Shoots/Catches: 
Left
Height: 
6.00
Weight: 
180
Born: 
03/28/1991
Age: 
23
Hometown: 
Ostrava, CZE
Acquired: 
Selected by Tampa Bay Lightning in Round 7 (#208) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Last Team: 
Tampa Bay (NHL)
Projects As: 
Top-9 winger
Prospect Ranking: 
6
Depth Chart Weight: 
0
Grad Date: 
01/03/2014

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2011
Draft Type: 
NHL Entry Draft
Drafted By: 
Tampa Bay Lightning
Round: 
7
Pick No.: 
208
Draft Team: 
Drummondville (QMJHL)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Signed
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Eligible
Signing Date: 
06/09/2014
Contract Type: 
One-way
Contract Length: 
3 years
Cap Number: 
$3 333 333
Contract Start Year: 
2014
Contract End Year: 
2017
Contract End Status: 
RFA
Salary: 
$2 800 000
Salary: 
$3 200 000
Salary: 
$4 000 000

Bio

Awards: 

2006-07

  • Czech U18 Best Plus/Minus


2007-08

  • U18 WJC (D1|A) Most Goals

Scouting Report

Strengths: 

All he does is score. Palat finished 4th in the QMJHL in scoring last season in his second year of Canadian junior hockey while playing on a line with 1st round pick Sean Couturier. Prior to coming to Drummondville, he was a big time scorer for the Vitkovice U20 and U18 junior teams, winning championships at both levels. He's been a fixture for the Czech Republic's World Junior Championships sides, as well, with a U18 Gold Medal in 2008. So, the Lightning gain a player with proven skill and finishing ability and a lot of experience.

Weaknesses: 

The common knock on Palat is that he's more of a perimeter player and plays even smaller than he already is. At just 174 pounds, he has to get bigger and stronger to make it in professional hockey.

Projection: 

The Lightning will have the option to immediately sign the 20 year old Palat, who was passed over in the 2009 and 2010 drafts, and place him in the AHL where he could join QMJHL leading scorer P.M. Devos and WHL scoring title runner-up Tyler Johnson. At a minimum, he should give the Lightning solid scoring depth in the minors.

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2005-2006 HC Frydek-Mistek U18Czech U18 214 10 717 6|        
  HC Vitkovice U18Czech U1822 2 79 4|Playoffs1 0 00
 2006-2007 HC Frydek-Mistek U18Czech U18 27 7 1118 6|        
  HC Vitkovice U18Czech U1833 32 2456 18|Playoffs9 3 69
  HC Vitkovice U20Czech U2013 5 27 12|Playoffs3 0 00
  Czech Republic U16 (all)International-Jr9 1 34 10|        
 2007-2008 HC Frydek-Mistek U18Czech U18 23 13 417 0|        
  HC Vitkovice U18Czech U184 2 35 0|Playoffs2 1 12
  HC Vitkovice U20Czech U2042 19 1837 28|Playoffs2 1 01
  Czech Republic U17 (all)International-Jr5 1 67 0|        
  Czech Republic U18WJC-18 D15 6 28 2|        
  Czech Republic U18 (all)International-Jr18 12 719 2|        
 2008-2009 HC Vitkovice U20Czech U2042 23 3356 14|Playoffs10 8 614 12 
  Czech Republic U18WJC-186 1 01 2|        
  Czech Republic U18 (all)International-Jr18 4 610 6|        
  Czech Republic U20 (all)International-Jr4 0 11 2|        
 2009-2010 Drummondville VoltigeursQMJHL59 17 2340 24|Playoffs7 1 12
 2010-2011 Drummondville VoltigeursQMJHL61 39 5796 24|Playoffs10 4 711
  Czech Republic U20WJC-206 2 13 0|        
  Czech Republic U20 (all)International-Jr9 2 35 2|        
 2011-2012 Norfolk AdmiralsAHL61 9 2130 10|Playoffs18 4 59
 2012-2013 Tampa Bay LightningNHL14 2 24 0|        
  Syracuse CrunchAHL56 13 3952 35|Playoffs18 7 1926 12 
 2013-2014 Tampa Bay LightningNHL81 23 3659 20|Playoffs3 2 13
  Czech RepublicOG4 0 00 0|        
  Czech Republic (all)International4 0 00 0|        
 2014-2015 Tampa Bay LightningNHL20 5 1015 10|        

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