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Tampa Bay Lightning Eastern Conference Atlantic Division
 
Erik Cernak • #81 • D
Status:On roster
Ht/Wt:6'3", 230 lbs.
Born:May 28, 1997 (25 yrs) in Kosice, SVK
Experience:3 years
Drafted:Drafted by Los Angeles in 2015 (2/43).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with Los Angeles in 2017.
Shoots:R
2022-23 Season Stats
GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 19 0 2 2 -3 12 0 0 0 20:05 14 0.11
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Scouting Report
The definition of a shutdown defenseman, he is big (6'3", 230 pounds) with plenty of strength, hockey sense and an active stick. Sees a lot of time against the opposition’s top scorers, and usually does well in that role. Is not a great skater and does not generate a lot of offense, but he knows his limitations and works well within them. Makes life difficult for opposing forwards. Can sneak up into the play at times with his underrated puck skills.
Long Range Potential: Big, shutdown defenseman with a little upside.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NHL Stanley Cup 2020-21, 2019-20
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