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Ondrej Palat  #18

NUMBER: 18 BIRTHDATE: March 28, 1991  (AGE 23)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Frydek-Mistek, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 180 DRAFTED: TBL / 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 7th   (208th overall)    Prospect Bio

2014 Playoffs
- Scored his first career playoff goal in Game 3 and landed five hits
- Made his Stanley Cup playoffs debut but left the game in the second period with an upper body injury in Game 1 versus Montreal
- Missed Game 2 with an upper body injury

2013-14 Regular Season
- Finished the 2013-14 season on a six-game point streak (four goals, four assists)
- Ranked second among NHL rookies for assists with 36 and second for points with 59
- Named NHL Rookie of the Month for March and January
- Skated in four games with the Czech Republic at the 2014 Winter Oympics, recording one shot on goal
- Registered a Lightning rookie franchise record eight-game point streak (four goals, six assists) from Dec. 23 through Jan. 9
- Ranked second among rookie forwards for average TOI per game (18:02) and first for plus/minus (+32)
- Notched three assists in four games against Montreal in the regular season





 

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It's pretty crazy, but believe me when I say we didn't draft these players with the mindset we had to because they had good hockey-playing dads. It just turned out that way. But we're certainly glad they're a part of our organization.

— Arizona Coyotes director of amateur scouting Tim Bernhardt regarding the coincidence that six of the organization's top prospects are sons of former NHL players