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Slater Koekkoek

Slater Koekkoek  #29

Tampa Bay Lightning  Defenseman
NUMBER: 29 BIRTHDATE: February 18, 1994  (AGE 21)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Winchester, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 198 DRAFTED: TBL / 2012 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (10th overall)    Prospect Bio
2015-16 - Has yet to appear in a game this season for Tampa Bay - Recalled from Syracuse Oct. 16 2014-15 - Played three games with the Lightning, recording six shots and two penalty minutes - Made his NHL debut, logging 15:31 TOI on March 31 at TOR - Skated in 72 games with Syracuse and led all Crunch defensemen in assists (21) and points (26) Career - Recorded career highs for goals (15), assists (38) and points (53) during the 2013-14 season with Windsor of the OHL - Ranked tied for 6th among OHL defensemen for points
OHL First All-Star Team (2014) Missed majority of 2011-12 due to shoulder injury vs. Windsor (OHL), November 27, 2011.
Quote of the Day

We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
World Cup of Hockey 2016