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VIDEO: Ondrej Palat talks about the Lightning's growing expectations

As the 2014-15 season approaches, expectations are rapidly growing for both the Tampa Bay Lightning and Calder Trophy runner-up Ondrej Palat. Disappointed by a first-round exit in last year's Stanley Cup playoffs, the Lightning were extremely active during the offseason in both free agency and the trade market. Notable offseason additions to the roster included defensemen Jason...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ondrej Palat relishes long NHL journey, from seventh round to Sin City

Should you ever find yourself in the quaint twin township of Frydek-Mistek on a summer's day in the Czech Republic -- and nominated for the Calder Memorial Trophy, awarded to the NHL's top rookie -- here's Ondrej Palat's suggestion on the best route to the bright lights of Las Vegas. Tampa Bay's outstanding, 23-year-old winger who summers in his native land, Ondrej...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning extend Calder Trophy nominee Palat

Tampa Bay Lightning left winger Ondrej Palat is the epitome of value. He was a seventh-round draft choice in 2011, and stepped up in 2013-14 as a rookie to give the Lightning 81 games, 23 goals and 59 total points, earning himself a nomination for the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s top newcomer. Those 59 points were second among all rookies this past season, behind only 2013 No. 1...
Via Around The Rink
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning re-sign winger Ondrej Palat for three years

TAMPA, Fla. -- Ondrej Palat will stay with the Tampa Bay Lightning for the foreseeable future. The team signed the winger to a three-year contract, Tampa Bay vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced Monday morning. ESPN's Pierre LeBrun first reported that the deal is worth $10 million. Palat, 23, was named a Calder Trophy finalist after earning 23 goals and...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning resign Calder finalist Ondrej Palat

The Tampa Bay Lightning have resigned forward Ondrej Palat to a three-year contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Palat, 23, skated in 81 games for the Lightning during the 2013-14 season, collecting 23 goals and 59 points to go along with a plus-32 rating. He was named a finalist for the Calder Trophy, given annually to the top NHL rookie, which...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

A Three-Year Contract Extension For Ondrej Palat In Tampa

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have resigned forward Ondrej Palat to a three-year contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Palat, 23, skated in 81 games for the Lightning during the 2013-14 season, collecting 23 goals and 59 points to go along with a plus-32 rating. He was named a finalist for the Calder Trophy, given annually to the top...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Palat remains a game-time decision for Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning rookie forward Ondrej Palat skated for a second straight day Sunday but remains a game-time decision for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference First Round series against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre (7 pm ET; NBCSN, CBC, RDS, SUN). "We have a lot of guys available to play," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. "There will be 20 guys come seven...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning F Ondrej Palat expected to miss Game 2

With injuries to key players left and right all year, one has to wonder which member of the Tampa Bay Lightning walked under a ladder. Lightning head coach Jon Cooper had a great quote in his meeting with the media Thursday that offers a glimpse into their mindset when it comes to dealing with the number of injuries they've dealt with. "Adversity ... that word went out...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning's Ondrej Palat not concussed but leaves Game 1 with undisclosed injury, game-time decision tomorrow night

Tampa Bay Lightning rookie forward Ondrej Palat left the Lightning's Game 1 overtime loss to the Montreal Canadiens early in the third period with an undisclosed injury. Palat, who missed the Lightning's regular season finale this past Sunday with an upper-body injury, did not take a shift in the third period or overtime.The Lightning have remained quiet about the nature...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning winger Palat named NHL rookie of month

TAMPA, Fla. -- Ondrej Palat has been recognized for a notable January. On Tuesday, the NHL named the Tampa Bay Lightning winger its rookie of the month. He led all rookies in scoring with 16 points (11 assists) in 15 games during the stretch. Palat, 22, earned points in his first five games of the month, extending his point streak to eight games. He also had points in five consecutive...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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