Erik Cernak

age27
posD
shotr
h6'4"
w225lbs
BirthdateMay 28, 1997
Draft Class2015 round2 pick43

Current Contract

Cap Hit
$5,200,000$5.20M
Year 2 of 8
23/24
24/25
30/31
Accumulated Hit
$0$0K | 0%
Expiry Status
UFA 2031 age 34

2023-24 Stats

Regular Season
GP69
G2
A11
P13
PPG0.19
PIM63
EV TOI/GM 15.85
G60 0.11
P60 0.61
GF% 47.10
DFF% 47.40
REL DFF% -3.10
CF% 47.20
REL CF% -4.00

Erik Cernak Updates

Apr 1 2024

Cernak (coach's decision) is expected back in the lineup against the Detroit Red Wings on Monday, Gabby Shirley of Bally Sports Florida reports.

Mar 30 2024

Cernak (coach's decision) won't play Saturday against the New York Islanders after missing a team meeting, Chris Krenn of the Tampa Bay Lightning's official site reports.

Mar 19 2024

Cernak notched an assist in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Vegas Golden Knights.

Mar 13 2024

Cernak (lower body) is slated to play against the New York Rangers on Thursday, Chris Krenn of the Tampa Bay Lightning's official site reports.

Mar 9 2024

Cernak sustained a lower-body injury in Saturday's game versus the Philadelphia Flyers, Chris Krenn of the Tampa Bay Lightning's official site reports.

Feb 14 2024

Cernak scored his first goal of the season in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout win over the Boston Bruins.

Feb 7 2024

Cernak (upper body) is good to play Wednesday versus the New York Rangers, according to Chris Krenn of the Tampa Bay Lightning's official site.

Jan 25 2024

Cernak (upper body) won't play Thursday against Arizona or Saturday versus New Jersey, but he should be ready to return following the All-Star break, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports.

Jan 23 2024

Cernak (upper body) won't play Tuesday versus Philadelphia.

Jan 21 2024

Cernak (upper body) is not available for Sunday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.

Jan 20 2024

Cernak (upper body) won't play Saturday against the Buffalo Sabres.

Jan 18 2024

Cernak (upper body) isn't expected to play Thursday versus Minnesota.

Jan 13 2024

Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports that Cernak (upper body) will not play Saturday versus Anaheim.

Jan 12 2024

Cernak (upper body) is considered day-to-day, Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Jan 11 2024

Cernak won't return to Thursday's game against the New Jersey Devils because of an upper-body injury.

Profile

UFA Year 2024
ELC Year 18
Waivers Age 18
Nationality Slovakia
Est Career Earnings
$24,462,500
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Career Stats By Contract

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2023-2031 Standard Contract
8yrs
value$41,600,000$41.60M
cap hit$5,200,000$5.20M
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Signed By
Signed On Jul 13 2022
Signing Agent Craig Oster
Signed On Jul 13 2022
Signing Status
RFA
age 25
% Cap Contract Start 6.23%
Notes
NTC from 2024/25 to June 15 2027, then 16-team trade list
Abbreviated $Amounts
2023-24
Buy Out
2024-25
Buy Out
2025-26
Buy Out
2026-27
Buy Out
2027-28
Buy Out
2028-29
Buy Out
2029-30
Buy Out
2030-31
2031
Cap Hit $5,200,000$5.20M $5,200,000$5.20M $5,200,000$5.20M $5,200,000$5.20M $5,200,000$5.20M $5,200,000$5.20M $5,200,000$5.20M $5,200,000$5.20M UFAage 34
AAV $5,200,000$5.20M $5,200,000$5.20M $5,200,000$5.20M $5,200,000$5.20M $5,200,000$5.20M $5,200,000$5.20M $5,200,000$5.20M $5,200,000$5.20M
Base $1,260,000$1.26M $2,260,000$2.26M $6,760,000$6.76M $5,096,000$5.10M $3,056,000$3.06M $3,056,000$3.06M $3,056,000$3.06M $3,056,000$3.06M
Performance Bonuses - - - - - - - -
Signing Bonuses $5,500,000$5.50M $4,500,000$4.50M - - $1,000,000$1.00M $1,000,000$1.00M $1,000,000$1.00M $1,000,000$1.00M
Total Salary $6,760,000$6.76M $6,760,000$6.76M $6,760,000$6.76M $5,096,000$5.10M $4,056,000$4.06M $4,056,000$4.06M $4,056,000$4.06M $4,056,000$4.06M
Minors Salary $6,760,000$6.76M $6,760,000$6.76M $6,760,000$6.76M $5,096,000$5.10M $4,056,000$4.06M $4,056,000$4.06M $4,056,000$4.06M $4,056,000$4.06M
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M-NTC
M-NTC
M-NTC
UFA Year

2020-2023 Standard Contract
3yrs
value$8,850,000$8.85M
cap hit$2,950,000$2.95M
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Signed By
Signed On Dec 22 2020
Signing Agent Craig Oster
Signed On Dec 22 2020
Signing Status
RFA
age 23
% Cap Contract Start 3.62%
% Qualifying Offer $3,540,000$3.54M
Arbitration Eligible
Abbreviated $Amounts
2020-21
2021-22
2022-23
2023
Cap Hit $2,950,000$2.95M $2,950,000$2.95M $2,950,000$2.95M RFAage 26
AAV $2,950,000$2.95M $2,950,000$2.95M $2,950,000$2.95M
Base $775,000$775K $1,950,000$1.95M $4,425,000$4.43M
Performance Bonuses - - -
Signing Bonuses $700,000$700K $1,000,000$1.00M -
Total Salary $1,475,000$1.48M $2,950,000$2.95M $4,425,000$4.43M
Minors Salary $1,475,000$1.48M $2,950,000$2.95M $4,425,000$4.43M
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UFA Year

2015-2020 Entry Level Contract
3yrs
value$2,092,500$2.09M
cap hit$697,500$698K
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Signed By
Signed On Jul 14 2015
Signing Agent Craig Oster
Signed On Jul 14 2015
Signing Status age 18
% Cap Contract Start 1.03%
Abbreviated $Amounts
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
2019-20
2020
Cap Hit $732,500$733K $708,333$708K $697,500$698K $697,500$698K $697,500$698K RFAage 23
AAV $925,000$925K $900,833$901K $890,000$890K $890,000$890K $890,000$890K
Base - - $650,000$650K $650,000$650K $700,000$700K
Performance Bonuses - - $227,500$228K $202,500$203K $147,500$148K
Signing Bonuses $92,500$93K $92,500$93K $92,500$93K - -
Total Salary - - $742,500$743K $650,000$650K $700,000$700K
Minors Salary - - $70,000$70K $70,000$70K $70,000$70K
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