As a rookie, the 23-year-old had a goal and seven points in 25 games with the Capitals during the 2012-13 season.
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound defenseman also played in the American Hockey League for Hershey, where he led the team's blueliners in goals (16) and points (31). Kundratek was named to the AHL Eastern Conference team squad for the 2013 Dunkin' Donuts AHL All-Star Classic.
A third-round pick of the New York Rangers in the 2008 NHL Draft, Kundratek was acquired in a trade by the Capitals on Nov. 8, 2011.
It's an incredible feeling just to see it go in and see the Joe go pretty crazy. Ever since the introduction there, I was kind of feeling the nerves, and to put that one home, I started to feel comfortable and I thought my play started to pick up.
— Nineteen-year-old Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin after scoring a goal in his NHL debut
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