Ondrej Palat

New Jersey Devils logo
Age 31 Mar 28, 1991
Frydek-Mistek CZE
Left Wing shoots left
6'0" 183 cm
194 lbs 88 kg
ELC Signing Age 20
Waivers Signing Age 20
UFA Year 2018
Agent Craig Oster
Draft Year 2011
Drafted Overall 207
Draft Round 7
Draft Team Tampa Bay Lightning logo

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Transaction History
Jul 13, 2022 New Jersey Devils | Ondrej Palat | Palat secured a five-year, $30 million contract with the Devils on Wednesday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Jul 12, 2022 Ondrej Palat | Palat will test the free-agent market Wednesday, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports.
Jun 26, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat notched an assist, two shots on goal, two hits and two blocked shots in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Avalanche in Game 6.
Jun 24, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat scored a goal on three shots and added two hits in Friday's 3-2 win over the the Avalanche in Game 5.
Jun 20, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat scored a goal on two shots, dished a power-play assist, levied six hits, added two PIM and went plus-2 in Monday's 6-2 win over the the Avalanche in Game 3.
Jun 15, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat scored a goal on three shots and added two hits in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Avalanche in Game 1.
Jun 11, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat recorded two assists, three hits and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 2-1 win over the the Rangers in Game 6.
Jun 9, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat scored a goal on four shots in Thursday's 3-1 win over the the Rangers in Game 5.
Jun 7, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat recorded a goal and two assists in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the the Rangers.
Jun 5, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat scored a goal on three shots in Sunday's 3-2 win over the the Rangers.
May 24, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat scored a goal on three shots in Monday's 2-0 series-clinching victory over the the Panthers.
May 12, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat scored a goal on four shots in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the the Maple Leafs.
May 8, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat scored an empty-net goal on two shots and went plus-2 in Sunday's 7-3 win over the the Maple Leafs in Game 4.
May 6, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat scored a goal and added an assist in Friday's 5-2 loss to Toronto in Game 3.
Apr 29, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat collected three assists in a 6-4 win over the the Islanders on Friday.
Apr 21, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat scored a goal and logged a pair of assists in Thursday's 8-1 thrashing of Toronto.
Apr 10, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat had a goal and an assist in Sunday's 5-0 win over the the Sabres.
Mar 16, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat posted an assist, two shots on goal and two PIM in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the the Kraken.
Feb 10, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat notched an assist, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Avalanche.
Jan 27, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat delivered an assist Thursday in a 3-2 win over the the Devils.
Jan 25, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat (lower body) is expected back in the lineup against the New Jersey on Thursday after telling reporters "I'm ready to go," per Joe Smith of The Athletic.
Jan 22, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat (lower body) won't play Saturday versus the Sharks, per Lightning Radio.
Jan 21, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat (lower body) will not participate in Friday's game against the Anaheim, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
Jan 18, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat (undisclosed) received a doubtful designation for Tuesday's game in Los Angeles, per Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com.
Jan 15, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat (undisclosed) is not on the ice for warmups, indicating he'll miss Saturday's game versus the Stars, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
Jan 13, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat (undisclosed) will not participate in Thursday's contest against the Vancouver, per Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com.
Jan 11, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat (undisclosed) did not play in the third period Tuesday, and teammate Steven Stamkos indicated the winger has been dealing with an undisclosed injury, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports.
Jan 5, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat scored two goals, one on the power play, and added an even-strength assist in Tuesday's 7-2 win over the the Blue Jackets.
Dec 31, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat recorded two assists, including one on the power play, and fired two shots on goal in Friday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Rangers.
Dec 21, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat notched a power-play assist in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the the Golden Knights.
Dec 9, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat had two goals and an assist in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Toronto.
Dec 8, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat scored the game-winning goal in Tuesday's 3-2 victory over the the Canadiens.
Nov 26, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat picked up an assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Friday's 3-0 win over the the Kraken.
Nov 15, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat collected an assist and fired five shots on goal in Monday's 4-1 win over the the Islanders.
Nov 6, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat scored the game-winning goal and added two assists in Saturday's 5-3 win over the the Senators.
Oct 27, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the the Penguins.
Oct 14, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat scored twice on four shots and added two PIM in Thursday's 7-6 overtime win over the the Red Wings.
Jul 18, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat was left off Tampa Bay's protected-player list ahead of Wednesday's Expansion Draft.
Jul 2, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat registered two assists, eight hits and three shots on goal in Friday's 6-3 win over the the Canadiens in Game 3.
Jun 30, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat scored a goal on two shots and added five hits in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the the Canadiens in Game 2.
Jun 21, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat struck for a goal on three shots and added four hits in an 8-0 win over the the Islanders in Game 5 on Monday.
Jun 15, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat scored a goal on a team-leading five shots in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the the Islanders in Game 2. He also added three hits.
Jun 5, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat had two assists while adding two hits and one shot in Saturday's 6-4 win over the Carolina in Game 4.
May 22, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat netted a goal in Saturday's 6-2 blowout win over the Florida in Game 4.
May 18, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat scored a goal, added an assist, dished five hits and blocked three shots in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the the Panthers in Game 2.
May 16, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat (lower body) will be available for Game 1 against the the Panthers on Sunday, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
May 10, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat is day-to-day with a lower-body injury and will not play Monday against the Florida, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports.
Apr 29, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat scored the game-winning goal Thursday in a 3-0 win over the the Stars.
Apr 27, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat registered two assists, two shots on net and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 7-4 win over the the Blackhawks.
Apr 25, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat scored a goal, dished two assists and went plus-2 in Sunday's 4-3 overtime win over the the Blue Jackets.
Apr 22, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat notched the game-winning goal Thursday in a 3-1 win over the Columbus.
Apr 18, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat garnered an assist in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Panthers.
Mar 25, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat scored a goal on four shots and added an assist in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Stars.
Mar 23, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat recorded a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the the Stars.
Mar 16, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat recorded an assist, two hits and two PIM in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win over the the Stars.
Mar 11, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat scored a goal on four shots, dished three assists and went plus-2 in Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Red Wings.
Mar 9, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat notched a power-play assist and three hits in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over the the Red Wings.
Mar 7, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat scored a goal and an assist, both on the power play, and added four shots, three blocked shots and a hit during Sunday's 6-3 win over the Chicago.
Mar 2, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat scored a power-play goal and added two hits in Tuesday's 2-0 win over the the Stars.
Feb 22, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat scored the game-winning goal at even strength and added a power-play assist in Monday's 4-2 win over the the Hurricanes.
Feb 13, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat scored a goal and added an assist in a 6-1 win over the the Panthers on Saturday.
Feb 9, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat scored a goal and added an assist, both with the man advantage, in Tuesday's 6-1 win over the Nashville. He also dished out three hits.
Feb 1, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat registered a goal on three shots Monday in a 5-2 win over the Nashville.
Jan 15, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat scored a goal, dished an assist and went plus-2 in Friday's 5-2 win over the the Blackhawks.
Jan 13, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Ondrej Palat | Palat potted a power-play goal on his only shot and added two PIM in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Chicago.
Nov 29, 2018 Tampa Bay Lightning | Activated LW Ondrej Palat from injured reserve.
Mar 20, 2018 Tampa Bay Lightning | Activated LW Ondrej Palat from injured reserve.
Jan 21, 2018 Tampa Bay Lightning | Placed LW Ondrej Palat on IR.
Jul 14, 2017 Tampa Bay Lightning | Re-signed LW Ondrej Palat to a five-year, $26.5 million contract.
Jun 9, 2014 Tampa Bay Lightning | Re-signed LW Ondrej Palat to a three-year, $10 million contract.
Oct 1, 2013 Tampa Bay Lightning | Recalled LW Ondrej Palat from Syracuse (AHL).
Mar 3, 2013 Tampa Bay Lightning | Recalled LW Ondrej Palat from Syracuse (AHL).
Sep 14, 2012 Tampa Bay Lightning | Assigned LW Ondrej Palat to Syracuse (AHL).
Oct 10, 2011 Tampa Bay Lightning | (Ondrej Palat) Signed to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Sep 25, 2011 Tampa Bay Lightning | (Ondrej Palat) Assigned to Norfolk (AHL).
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2021-2022 Regular Season Stats

Ondrej Palat
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning logo 77 18 31 49 15 20 1,015 53.60 53.10 1.50 50.70 -0.20 0.83 1.89
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Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2005-2006 HC Vitkovice U18 Czechia U18 22 2 7 9 4 Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0
2005-2006 HC Frydek-Mistek U18 Czechia U18 2 14 10 7 17 6
2006-2007 HC Vitkovice U18 Czechia U18 33 32 24 56 18 Playoffs 9 3 6 9 0
2006-2007 HC Vitkovice U20 Czechia U20 13 5 2 7 12 Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0
2006-2007 Czechia U16 (all) International-Jr 9 1 3 4 10
2006-2007 HC Frydek-Mistek U18 Czechia U18 2 7 7 11 18 6
2007-2008 HC Vitkovice U20 Czechia U20 42 19 18 37 28 Playoffs 2 1 0 1 0
2007-2008 Czechia U18 WJC-18 D1 5 6 2 8 2
2007-2008 HC Vitkovice U18 Czechia U18 4 2 3 5 0 Playoffs 2 1 1 2 0
2007-2008 Czechia U17 (all) International-Jr 5 1 6 7 0
2007-2008 Czechia U18 (all) International-Jr 18 12 7 19 2
2007-2008 HC Frydek-Mistek U18 Czechia U18 2 3 13 4 17 0
2008-2009 HC Vitkovice U20 Czechia U20 42 23 33 56 14 Playoffs 10 8 6 14 0
2008-2009 Czechia U18 WJC-18 6 1 0 1 2
2008-2009 Czechia U18 (all) International-Jr 18 4 6 10 6
2008-2009 Czechia U20 (all) International-Jr 4 0 1 1 2
2008-2009 Czechia U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 0 1 0 0 0
2009-2010 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 59 17 23 40 24 Playoffs 7 1 1 2 0
Draft Yr 2010-2011 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 61 39 57 96 24 Playoffs 10 4 7 11 0
Draft Yr 2010-2011 Czechia U20 WJC-20 6 2 1 3 0
Draft Yr 2010-2011 Czechia U20 (all) International-Jr 9 2 3 5 2
2011-2012 Norfolk Admirals AHL 61 9 21 30 10 Playoffs 18 4 5 9 0
2012-2013 Syracuse Crunch AHL 56 13 39 52 35 Playoffs 18 7 19 26 0
2012-2013 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 14 2 2 4 0 147 72.73 42.96 -5.05 46.47 -0.87 0.81 1.63
2013-2014 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 81 23 36 59 20 1,100 64.71 53.96 4.35 51.32 0.06 0.82 2.13 Playoffs 3 2 1 3 0
2013-2014 Czechia OG 4 0 0 0 0
2013-2014 Czechia (all) International 4 0 0 0 0
2014-2015 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 75 16 47 63 24 935 67.02 60.61 9.12 57.01 4.24 0.64 2.95 Playoffs 26 8 8 16 0
2015-2016 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 62 16 24 40 20 799 60.00 51.35 -1.79 52.07 -0.80 0.90 1.95 Playoffs 17 4 6 10 0
2016-2017 Czechia WCup 3 0 1 1 0
2016-2017 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 75 17 35 52 39 1,040 52.94 52.06 1.73 52.08 1.95 0.63 1.85
2016-2017 Czechia (all) International 6 1 3 4 6
2017-2018 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 56 11 24 35 6 729 63.08 52.39 -1.25 52.27 -0.90 0.41 1.89 Playoffs 17 6 6 12 0
2018-2019 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 64 8 26 34 20 790 53.62 51.79 -2.60 51.15 -0.06 0.38 1.82 Playoffs 4 1 0 1 0
2018-2019 Czechia WC 10 1 1 2 6
2018-2019 Czechia (all) International 12 2 1 3 6
2018-2019 Czechia EHT 2 1 0 1 0
2019-2020 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 69 17 24 41 22 900 66.20 54.20 2.60 54.00 2.50 0.73 1.87 Playoffs 25 11 7 18 0
2020-2021 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 55 15 31 46 26 720 52.70 53.10 1.70 52.20 -0.20 0.58 1.92 Playoffs 23 5 8 13 0
2021-2022 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 77 18 31 49 20 1,015 53.60 53.10 1.50 50.70 -0.20 0.83 1.89 Playoffs 23 11 10 21 0
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Active Contract

Signing Team New Jersey Devils logo
Signing Date July 13, 2022
Signing Status UFA
Agent Craig Oster
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Potential Lockout Year
Standard Contract | 5 Years $30,000,000 7.27% of cap space
2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Cap Hit $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000
UFA
AAV $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $750,000 $3,580,000 $1,770,000 $3,950,000 $4,950,000
Signing Bonuses $7,500,000 $3,320,000 $3,180,000 $1,000,000 $0
Total Salary $8,250,000 $6,900,000 $4,950,000 $4,950,000 $4,950,000
Minors Salary $8,250,000 $6,000,000 $4,950,000 $4,950,000 $4,950,000
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Contract History

Signing Team Tampa Bay Lightning logo
Signing Date July 14, 2017
Signing Status RFA
Agent Craig Oster
Standard Contract | 5 Years $26,500,000 7.07% of cap space
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Cap Hit $5,300,000 $5,300,000 $5,300,000 $5,300,000 $5,300,000
UFA
AAV $5,300,000 $5,300,000 $5,300,000 $5,300,000 $5,300,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $5,600,000 $6,855,000 $5,300,000 $3,445,000 $5,300,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $5,600,000 $6,855,000 $5,300,000 $3,445,000 $5,300,000
Minors Salary $5,600,000 $6,855,000 $5,300,000 $3,445,000 $5,300,000
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UFA Year
Signing Team Tampa Bay Lightning logo
Signing Date June 9, 2014
Signing Status RFA
Standard Contract | 3 Years $10,000,000 4.83% of cap space
2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
Cap Hit $3,333,333 $3,333,333 $3,333,333
RFA
AAV $3,333,333 $3,333,333 $3,333,333
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $2,800,000 $3,200,000 $4,000,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $2,800,000 $3,200,000 $4,000,000
Minors Salary $2,800,000 $3,200,000 $4,000,000
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UFA Year
Signing Team Tampa Bay Lightning logo
Signing Date October 10, 2011
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $1,725,000 0.89% of cap space
2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014
Cap Hit $575,000 $575,000 $575,000
RFA
AAV $575,000 $575,000 $575,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $525,000 $525,000 $550,000
Signing Bonuses $50,000 $37,500 $37,500
Total Salary $575,000 $562,500 $587,500
Minors Salary $55,000 $60,000 $65,000
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