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81 Erik Cernak D

Tampa Bay Lightning

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
6%2%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
07782117:05
Latest News
  • Lightning's Erik Cernak: Development continues

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1/1/19) Cernak picked up an assist Monday night against the Ducks.

    The 21-year-old defender continues to impress. Cernak has seven assists in 21 games and he averages 17:51 of ice time when he dresses. The Bolts are deep, so Cernak is part of the revolving door of three defenders that slot onto the bottom pairing. But his development is proceeding well. There's no fantasy value here, just decent on-ice play.

    Lightning's Erik Cernak: Makes impact against Hawks

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (11/24/18) Cernak picked up two assists in Friday's 4-2 win over the Blackhawks.

    It's the first multi-point performance of the 21-year-old's brief NHL career, and Cernak now has three points (all assists) in six games since being called up from AHL Syracuse. He's proving to be even more useful in fantasy formats that utilize secondary categories -- Cernak has 22 hits, seven blocked shots, seven shots on goal, eight PIM and a plus-5 rating. Don't be surprised if he sticks around in Tampa even after Anton Stralman (upper body) gets healthy.

    Lightning's Erik Cernak: Joins parent club

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (11/13/18) Cernak was called up from AHL Syracuse on Tuesday.

    A brawny prospect listed at 6-foot-3 and 221 pounds, Cernak was promoted as an insurance option in case Anton Stralman (upper body) sits out Tuesday. Cernak was the points leader among defensemen for the Crunch prior to his call-up, with two goals and five assists comprising his total through nine contests.

    Lightning's Erik Cernak: Good rookie season delivers role as Black Ace

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/18/18) Cernak finished his first pro season with five goals, 18 points and 70 PIM in 71 games with the AHL Syracuse Crunch.

    Cernak is a crease clearer who skates well and his performance in Syracuse earned him a coveted Black Aces spot on the Bolts' playoff squad this postseason. Cernak is likely the closest of the Crunch to the NHL, but he remains about fifth on the team's depth chart at right D. And that means his debut may be a long way off.

    Lightning's Erik Cernak: Impressing team brass with potential

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/20/17) Cernak finished with 21 points (three goals) for the Erie Otters in 2016-17 and has impressed Stacy Roest, Lightning director of player development, reports the Tampa Times.

    Cernak has the potential to become a top-four defender in the NHL. "He's big strong, skates well," Roest said. "He plays simple, moves the puck. He's been a big part of their team so far. He doesn't get much power play time, but he's the first over the board on PK, and usually plays against the other team's top lines. He's a big boy, thick, strong, plays pretty physical. A good package."

 
Last 7 Games
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01/17TOR000117:38
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CAREER STATS
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/208
Birthdate:
5/28/1997
Age:
21
Hometown:
Kosice, Slovakia
Team:
Tampa Bay Lightning
School:

NHL Experience: