Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ondrej Palat
Ondrej Palat was born on March 28, 1991. He played his junior hockey for HC Vitkovice in his native Czech Republic before joining the Drumondville Voltigeurs of the Quebec Major Junior League for two years.

Following his final junior campaign, in which he scored 39 goal in 61 games, Palat was selected in the seventh round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Palat would make his professional debut in the American Hockey League for the Lightning's affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals, in 2011. The Lightning would change AHL affiliates the following season and Palat would join the Syracuse Crunch for start of the 2012-13 season. He would get his first taste of NHL action late in the 2012-13 season, suiting up for 14 games for the Lightning, recording two goals and two assists.

The following season in his rookie year, Palat scored 23 goals and 59 points in 82 games. This got him named to the 2014 All-Rookie Team and was named a finalist for the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year.

Palat would set a new career-high with 63 points during the 2014-15 season. He would record 16 goals and his 47 assists were also a career-best.

On the international stage, Palat has represented his native Czech Republic four times. This is highlighted by an appearance at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2005-06 HC Vitkovice U17 CzR-U17 22 2 7 9 4 1 0 0 0 0
2006-07 HC Vitkovice U17 CzR-U17 33 32 24 56 18 9 3 6 9 4
2006-07 HC Vitkovice Jr. CzRep-Jr. 13 5 2 7 12 3 0 0 0 0
2007-08 HC Vitkovice U17 CzR-U17 4 2 3 5 0 2 1 1 2 2
2007-08 HC Vitkovice Jr. CzRep-Jr. 42 19 18 37 28 2 1 0 1 2
2008-09 HC Vitkovice Jr. CzRep-Jr. 42 23 33 56 14 10 8 6 14 12
2008-09 Czech Republic WJ18-A 6 1 0 1 2 -2
2009-10 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 59 17 23 40 24 +33 7 1 1 2 0
2010-11 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 61 39 57 96 24 +37 10 4 7 11 6
2011-12 Norfolk Admirals AHL 61 9 21 30 10 +6 18 4 5 9 6
2012-13 Syracuse Crunch AHL 56 13 39 52 35 +26 18 7 19 26 12
2012-13 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 14 2 2 4 0 +5
2013-14 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 81 23 36 59 20 +32 3 2 1 3 0
2013-14 Czech Republic Olympics 4 0 0 0 0 0
2014-15 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 75 16 47 63 24 +31 26 8 8 16 12
2015-16 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 62 16 24 40 20 +10 17 4 6 10 14
2016-17 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 75 17 35 52 39 +8
NHL Totals 307 74 144 218 103 46 14 15 29 26


NHL All-Rookie Team (2014)
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