Video: Chris Therien reviews the season with Radko Gudas
It's no secret that when it comes to building a defensive core, consistency is key. No Flyers defenseman was as consistent during the 2018-19 season as Radko Gudas. Appearing in 77 games and totaling 20 points (4g-16a), Gudas was a force in the defensive zone, ranking second in blocked shots (255) and third on the club in hits (133) and the 28-year-old's blocked shot total was good for 10th in the NHL this season. Gudas' emergence as arguably the most reliable defender this season earned him the honor of receiving the Barry Ashbee Trophy for most outstanding defenseman as voted by his teammates.
Radko made a habit of not only impressing us on the ice, but off of it as well. Let's not forget his world-class dance moves...
And the time "Dadko" organized this precious moment for his daughter's birthday...
Or when he reminded us that all those fights and body-checks actually *do* put hair on your chest.
On the ice, Gudas displayed some of the finest work of his NHL career this past season. Check out his top moments below:
Radko the Rifle
This wicked Gudas wrister was no match for Frederik Andersen.
Video: PHI@TOR: Gudas wires wrist shot into the net
Czech out this distance
The Kladno, CZE native had no problem wiring this puck through traffic and into the back of the net.
Video: OTT@PHI: Gudas pots long one-timer through traffic
Dropping the hammer
Get the radar gun out for this one. It was an absolute rocket.
Video: DET@PHI: Gudas rockets home Konecny's feed
Gudas save vs. FLA
Right place, right time and properly defended as Radko Gudas bails out Carter Hart and denies a sure goal for the Panthers.
Video: PHI@FLA: Hart stones Barkov, Gudas clears the puck
Radko Mic'd Up
ICYMI, you can see what life is like on the ice with Radko Gudas when he was mic'd up against the Montreal Canadiens.
Video: Radko Gudas & Ian Laperrière were mic'd up