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Slovakia Erik Cernak

a.k.a. "Erik Černák"

#81 Tampa Bay Lightning / NHL - 23/24

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# Player GP G A TP
1. Brandon Hawkins 51 33 36 69
2. Patrick Curry 53 27 35 62
3. Alex Kile 48 28 31 59
4. Jack Dugan 52 15 43 58
5. Zack Andrusiak 50 29 28 57
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Erik Cernak Facts

Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
26
Height
6'4" / 192 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
225 lbs / 102 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Youth Team
Contract
30/31
Cap Hit
$5,200,000 Powered by
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Highlights
1-time Slovakian Player of the Year (Golden puck) 1
1-time U20 WJC Bronze Medal 1
2-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion 2
1-time OHL Champion 1
2-time Slovakian Extraliga Champion 2

Černák is a big defenseman with excellent reach and strength. Is brilliant defensively and in front of his own net. Can also play on the powerplay thanks to his hockey sense. Doesn't take a lot of penalties for a physical player.
- Vladimir Kubik EP

Cousin: Christián Jaroš

Erik Cernak Statistics

S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2011-12 HC Kosice U18 Slovakia U18 37* 5* 4* 9* 61* 31* |
2012-13 HC Slovan Bratislava U18 Slovakia U18 1* 0* 2* 2* 0* 1* | Playoffs 1 0 2 2 0 2
HC Slovan Bratislava U20 Slovakia U20 30* 4* 6* 10* 18* 9* | Playoffs 12 0 1 1 8 -5
Team Slovakia U20 Slovakia2 8* 2* 0* 2* 18* -* |
Slovakia U17 “A” WHC-17 5* 0* 0* 0* 8* -* |
Slovakia U17 (all) International-Jr 9* 1* 1* 2* 10* -* |
Slovakia U18 WJC-18 6* 0* 2* 2* 8* -2* |
Slovakia U18 (all) International-Jr 8* 0* 3* 3* 8* -* |
2013-14 HC Kosice U20 Slovakia U20 8* 1* 3* 4* 16* -1* |
HC Kosice Slovakia 13* 0* 0* 0* 0* 0* | Playoffs 7 0 0 0 2 -3
Team Slovakia U20 Slovakia 20* 2* 1* 3* 2* -7* |
Slovakia U18 “C” WJC-18 5* 0* 0* 0* 6* 2* |
Slovakia U20 WJC-20 5* 0* 0* 0* 4* -5* |
Slovakia U20 (all) International-Jr 7* 0* 1* 1* 4* 1* |
2014-15 HC Kosice Slovakia 43* 5* 8* 13* 16* 7* | Playoffs 7 0 1 1 6 6
Slovakia U20 WJC-20 6* 0* 2* 2* 4* 1* |
Slovakia U20 (all) International-Jr 5* 3* 2* 5* 8* 2* |
Slovakia (all) International 3* 1* 0* 1* 6* 2* |
2015-16 Erie Otters OHL 41* 4* 11* 15* 35* 7* | Playoffs 13 0 6 6 10 4
Slovakia U20 “A” WJC-20 4* 0* 0* 0* 2* 1* |
2016-17 Erie Otters OHL 50* 3* 18* 21* 53* 31* | Playoffs 22 1 8 9 10 17
Slovakia U20 WJC-20 5* 0* 1* 1* 2* -3* |
2017-18 Syracuse Crunch AHL 71* 5* 13* 18* 70* 30* | Playoffs 7 1 1 2 4 0
Slovakia (all) International 2* 0* 0* 0* 2* 0* |
2018-19 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 58* 5* 11* 16* 58* 25* | Playoffs 4 0 3 3 0 -2
Syracuse Crunch AHL 9* 2* 5* 7* 14* -1* |
Slovakia WC 7* 3* 2* 5* 8* 3* |
Slovakia (all) International 9* 4* 2* 6* 12* 3* |
2019-20 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 67* 5* 7* 12* 59* 11* | Playoffs 25 0 4 4 12 2
2020-21 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 46* 5* 13* 18* 38* 8* | Playoffs 21 1 9 10 16 12
2021-22 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 55* 1* 12* 13* 46* 7* | Playoffs 23 1 1 2 12 1
2022-23 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 70* 2* 14* 16* 53* 8* | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 2 0
2023-24 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 50* 1* 8* 9* 50* -3* |
Projected NHL 70* 1* 11* 12* 70* -4* |
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Erik Cernak Tournament Statistics

S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2009-10 Slovakia Elite Hockey QC Int PW 4* 0* 1* 1* 4* -* |
2014-15 HC Kosice Champions HL 6* 0* 1* 1* 4* -2* |
2016-17 Erie Otters Memorial Cup 5* 0* 2* 2* 2* 0* |
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Erik Cernak Game Log

Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
NHL
2024-02-29T18:00:00-0600 Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres
2024-02-27T18:00:00-0600 Tampa Bay Lightning @ Philadelphia Flyers
2024-02-25T12:00:00-0600 Tampa Bay Lightning @ New Jersey Devils
2024-02-24T13:00:00-0600 Tampa Bay Lightning @ New York Islanders
2024-02-19T18:00:00-0600 Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators
2024-02-17T16:00:00-0600 Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers
2024-02-15T18:00:00-0600 Tampa Bay Lightning vs Colorado Avalanche
2024-02-13T18:00:00-0600 Tampa Bay Lightning @ Boston Bruins
2024-02-10T18:00:00-0600 Tampa Bay Lightning @ Columbus Blue Jackets
2024-02-08T19:00:00-0600 Tampa Bay Lightning @ New York Islanders
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Erik Cernak Career Totals

League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 2 80* 7* 18* 25* 0.31* 84* 29* | 1 7 1 * 1 * 2 * 0.29 * 4 * 0 *
Champions HL 1 6* 0* 1* 1* 0.17* 4* -2* | 0 * * * * * *
International 3 14* 5* 2* 7* 0.50* 20* 5* | 0 * * * * * *
International-Jr 3 29* 4* 7* 11* 0.38* 30* 3* | 0 * * * * * *
Memorial Cup 1 5* 0* 2* 2* 0.40* 2* 0* | 0 * * * * * *
NHL 6 346* 19* 65* 84* 0.24* 304* 56* | 5 74 2 * 17 * 19 * 0.26 * 42 * 13 *
OHL 2 91* 7* 29* 36* 0.40* 88* 38* | 2 35 1 * 14 * 15 * 0.43 * 20 * 21 *
QC Int PW 1 4* 0* 1* 1* 0.25* 4* -* | 0 * * * * * *
Slovakia 2 76* 7* 9* 16* 0.21* 18* 0* | 2 14 0 * 1 * 1 * 0.07 * 8 * 3 *
Slovakia U18 2 38* 5* 6* 11* 0.29* 61* 32* | 1 1 0 * 2 * 2 * 2.00 * 0 * 2 *
Slovakia U20 2 38* 5* 9* 14* 0.37* 34* 8* | 1 12 0 * 1 * 1 * 0.08 * 8 * -5 *
Slovakia2 1 8* 2* 0* 2* 0.25* 18* -* | 0 * * * * * *
WC 1 7* 3* 2* 5* 0.71* 8* 3* | 0 * * * * * *
WHC-17 1 5* 0* 0* 0* 0.00* 8* -* | 0 * * * * * *
WJC-18 2 11* 0* 2* 2* 0.18* 14* 0* | 0 * * * * * *
WJC-20 4 20* 0* 3* 3* 0.15* 12* -6* | 0 * * * * * *
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Erik Cernak Skill Rating

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Strength
18
Hitting
17
Teamwork
16
Leadership
16
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07/13/2022
07/13/2022 Extension Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning
12/22/2020
12/22/2020 Extension Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning
02/27/2017
02/27/2017 Confirmed Los Angeles Kings Tampa Bay Lightning
07/14/2015
07/14/2015 Confirmed HC Kosice Los Angeles Kings

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Erik Cernak Biography and Trivia

Drafted 2015, 1 #54 overall by Erie Otters in the CHL Import Draft

Drafted 2014, 1 #14 overall by HC Slovan Bratislava in the KHL Draft

2015 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #90 by FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS

2015 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #16 by NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING (EU Skaters

2015 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #41 by TSN/McKenzie

Cult/Star player for HC Kosice

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