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Ondrej Palat Signs A Five-Year Extension With The Tampa Bay Lightning

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Ondrej Palat to a five-year contract worth $5.3-million AAV, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced Friday.

Palat, 26, skated in 75 games with the Lightning during the 2016-17 season, posting 17 goals and 52 points to go along with 39 penalty minutes. The Frydek-Mistek, Czech Republic native ranked third on the Lightning for assists (35) and plus/minus (+8), fourth for points and tied for fourth for power-play goals with five. Palat's 19:07 average time on ice last season ranked second among all Lightning forwards.

The 6-foot, 188-pound forward has appeared in 307 career NHL games, all with the Lightning over the past five seasons, collecting 74 goals and 218 points to go along with 103 penalty minutes. Palat has also appeared in 46 Stanley Cup Playoff games, registering 14 goals and 29 points. During the Lightning's 2015 Stanley Cup Playoff run, Palat recorded eight goals and 16 points in 26 games, as the Lightning lost in the Stanley Cup Final to the Chicago Blackhawks in six games.

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TreKronor's avatar

Whoa, that seems…generous for a one time 20 goal scorer.

Posted by TreKronor on 07/14/17 at 05:02 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Holy over pay batman

Posted by ilovehomers on 07/14/17 at 05:51 PM ET


overpay? I’d take Palat over Tatar every day.

Posted by DieByTheWing on 07/14/17 at 06:58 PM ET

Steeb's avatar

overpay? I’d take Palat over Tatar every day.

My sentiments exactly. If Sauce wants more than Palat, then he should go ahead and have his bags packed before the trade deadline.

Posted by Steeb on 07/14/17 at 07:28 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar


I was looking at Palat’s assists instead of his point totals.

I submit myself to the blog for discipline. Please go easy on me.

Posted by ilovehomers on 07/14/17 at 07:56 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

I don’t see it. I only see this as an overpayment.

Posted by TreKronor on 07/14/17 at 09:30 PM ET

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