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Preds agree to terms with Martin Erat

by Staff Writer / Nashville Predators

Martin Erat
Photo by John Russell
Predators forward Martin Erat scored a career-high 20 goals in 2005-06.
Nashville, Tenn. - Nashville Predators Executive Vice President/General Manager David Poile announced Monday that the club has agreed to terms with restricted free-agent forward Martin Erat (mahr-TIHN EE-rat) on a two-year contract.  Additional terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Erat, 24 (8/29/81), scored a career-high 20 goals in 2005-06, and matched his career bests in points (20g-29a-49pts) and games played (80). The 2005-06 campaign was the second consecutive 40-point NHL season for the Trebic, Czech Republic native, and he also represented the Czech Republic at both the 2006 Winter Olympics and the 2006 World Championships.  In the 2006 NHL playoffs, Erat finished second among team forwards in average ice time per game (19:30). 

Originally Nashville's 12th selection, 191st overall (seventh round), in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Erat has recorded 139 points (46g-93a) in 263 career games with the Predators.  The versatile forward enters 2006-07 ranked seventh on the franchise's all-time scoring list.

 

Career Statistics
Regular Season
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM PP SH GW S % +/-
1997-98 HC ZPS Zlin Jr. Czech-Jr. 46 35 30 65           -  
1998-99 HC ZPS Zlin Jr. Czech-Jr. 35 21 23 44           -  
1998-99 Zlin Czech 5 0 0 0 2         -  
1999-00 Saskatoon WHL 66 27 26 53 82         -  
2000-01 Saskatoon WHL 31 19 35 54 48         -  
2000-01 Red Deer WHL 17 4 24 28 24         -  
2001-02 Nashville NHL 80 9 24 33 32 2 0 2 84 10.7 -11
2002-03 Nashville NHL 27 1 7 8 14 1 0 0 39 2.6 -9
2002-03 Milwaukee AHL 45 10 22 32 41         -  
2003-04 Nashville NHL 76 16 33 49 38 4 0 2 137 11.7 10
2004-05 HC Hame Zlin Czech 48 20 23 43 129         -  
2005-06 Nashville NHL 80 20 29 49 76 5 0 1 143 14 0

PREDATORS CAREER TOTALS 263 46 93 139 160 12 0 5 403 11.4 -10
NHL CAREER TOTALS 263 46 93 139 160 12 0 5 403 11.4 -10


Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM PP SH GW
1999-00 Saskatoon WHL 11 4 8 12 16      
2000-01 Red Deer WHL 22 15 21 36 32      
2002-03 Milwaukee AHL 6 5 4 9 4      
2003-04 Nashville NHL 6 0 1 1 6 0 0 0
2004-05 HC Hame Zlin Czech 16 7 5 12 12      
2005-06 Nashville NHL 5 1 1 2 6 1 0 0

PREDATORS CAREER TOTALS 11 1 2 3 12 1 0 0
NHL CAREER TOTALS 11 1 2 3 12 1 0 0


International
Season Team Event GP G A PTS PIM
2001-02 Czech Republic WJC 7 2 1 3 16
2006 Czech Republic Olympics 8 1 1 2 4
2006 Czech Republic WJC 9 3 5 8 6


 

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