Tomáš Kundrátek

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Tomáš Kundrátek
Tomas Kundratek.jpg
Kundrátek with the Hershey Bears in 2012
Born (1989-12-26) December 26, 1989 (age 31)
Přerov, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NL team
Former teams
HC Davos
HC Oceláři Třinec
Washington Capitals
Dinamo Riga
HC Slovan Bratislava
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
Kunlun Red Star
National teamFlag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
NHL Draft 90th overall, 2008
New York Rangers
Playing career 2006present

Tomáš Kundrátek (born December 26, 1989) is a Czech professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing with HC Davos in the National League (NL). He has previously played in the National Hockey League for the Washington Capitals.

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Playing career

Whilst playing as a youth and professionally with HC Oceláři Třinec in his native Czech Republic, He was selected 90th overall by the New York Rangers in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, where he was the top ranked Czech skater. Kundratek signed his first professional contract with the New York Rangers on August 25, 2008. [1] The following season, with the intention to adapt to the North American style, Kundrátek joined the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Canadian Major Junior Western Hockey League.

He skated in 70 games as a rookie for the Rangers AHL affiliate, the Connecticut Whale, during the 2010–11 season, registering two goals and ten assists for 12 points, along with 42 penalty minutes and an even plus/minus rating. He also skated in all six of the Whale's playoff games versus the Portland Pirates in the first round of the Calder Cup playoffs, earning two assists and two penalty minutes. He was traded by the Rangers to the Washington Capitals in exchange for Francois Bouchard on November 8, 2011. [2]

During the 2011–12 season, Kundratek was recalled from AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears, to Washington on January 10, 2012, and made his NHL debut the following night in a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. He played for a total of 5 games before returning to Hershey to continue playing with the Bears on January 20, 2012. He didn't record any points while playing with the Capitals, but he did have 2 shots on goal, 3 hits, 4 blocked shots and 2 PIM.

In the lockout shortened 2012–13 season, having secured an opening night roster spot with the Capitals he then scored his first NHL goal against the Boston Bruins on March 5, 2013.

On June 19, 2015, Kundratek left the Capitals organization and signed a one-year contract with Latvian Kontinental Hockey League club, Dinamo Riga. [3]

Personal life

In 2014, Kundrátek married Alannah Dzerdz from Medicine Hat, Alberta. They have two sons together, Hudson and Jagger.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season TeamLeagueGP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
2003–04 HC Minor 2000 Přerov CZE U1860000
2004–05HC Minor 2000 PřerovCZE U18382792640114
2005–06 HC Oceláři Třinec CZE U18395131896201110
2005–06HC Oceláři TřinecCZE U20121121671124
2006–07HC Oceláři TřinecCZE U20334131793311210
2006–07 HC Oceláři Třinec ELH 22011440006
2007–08HC Oceláři TřinecCZE U201436928
2007–08 HC Oceláři TřinecELH140111070228
2007–08 HC Havířov Panthers CZE.2 20002
2007–08 HK Jestřábi Prostějov CZE.21610112
2008–09 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 5141923631106612
2008–09 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 10000
2009–10 Medicine Hat TigersWHL6523335621215623
2010–11 Hartford Wolf Pack/CT Whale AHL70210124260222
2011–12 Connecticut WhaleAHL70222
2011–12 Hershey Bears AHL551211233440444
2011–12 Washington Capitals NHL 50002
2012–13 Hershey BearsAHL491615312650112
2012–13 Washington CapitalsNHL251678
2013–14 Hershey BearsAHL71016
2014–15 Hershey BearsAHL595222728
2015–16 Dinamo Riga KHL 402111337
2015–16 HC Slovan Bratislava KHL1647111440006
2016–17 HC Slovan BratislavaKHL39851320
2017–18 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL53211133041014
2018–19 Kunlun Red Star KHL2503310
2018–19 HC Oceláři TřinecELH61122
2018–19 HC Davos NL 131346
2019–20 HC Oceláři TřinecELH34371014
AHL totals247366096138160778
NHL totals3016710
KHL totals173163753111810110
Medal record
Representing Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
Ice hockey
World U-17 Hockey Challenge
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2006 Canada

International

YearTeamEventResultGPGAPtsPIM
2006 Czech Republic U17 Bronze medal icon.svg50114
2006 Czech Republic IH18 5th40
2007 Czech Republic WJC18 9th60006
2008 Czech Republic WJC 5th61012
2009 Czech RepublicWJC6th606610
2016 Czech Republic WC 5th81236
2016 Czech Republic WCH 6th10000
2017 Czech RepublicWC7th80222
2018 Czech Republic OG 4th51010
Junior totals2317822
Senior totals222468

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References

  1. "Rangers agree to terms with Kundratek". New York Rangers. 2008-08-25. Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2010-05-06.
  2. "Rangers acquire Bouchard in swap of minor leaguers". Yahoo! Sports. 2011-11-08. Retrieved 2011-11-08.
  3. "Czech defender Tomas Kundratek joins Dinamo" (in Latvian). Dinamo Riga. 2015-06-19. Retrieved 2015-06-19.