Tomas Kundratek

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2012-07-16

 

Kundratek

 

Tomas Kundratek, D

Shoots: R

Height: 6-2

Weight: 201

Born: 1989-12-26

Hometown: Prerov, CZE

Drafted:  2008 by NY Rangers, 90th overall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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June 2015 – Kundratek signed a one-year deal with Dinamo Riga of the KHL per Igor Eronko of sport.ru, and confirmed by Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post. He was likely not going to be offered a one-way deal by the Capitals and likely took this route. He could likely be back in 2016-17 where there is hopefully room for him. Pat Quinn

 

May 2015 – As the Bears added more players for the stretch run before the playoffs they would routinely scratch players to keep them rested, often for games at a time during winning streaks, and this happened to Kundratek. He also had a baby with his wife in the end of March forcing him to miss another game. However, during that time the Bears kept winning and it made it difficult for Kundratek to get back in the lineup. Around the end of March/Early April Kundratek suffered a knee injury, limiting him to the “day-to-day” injury status. Once he was healthy he was far down the depth chart, getting in only one game in April and no playoffs games. A great rebound season, but unfortunate circumstances lead to a disappointing end of the season. Pat Quinn

 

March 2015 – Kundratek has caught back up to speed this season after missing 90% of it last year after tearing his ACL in the first month of the season. He has 26 points in 58 games, albeit a lower total than 2012-2013, but that can be affiliated with coming back after so long on the shelf. Currently this season he has the most shots on goal in his career.  With the Capitals having only one spot open (Orlov staying and healthy with Green leaving) Kundratek is in a tough spot. After this season Kundratek is an RFA, so at worst if he stays with the Caps he would be a call up as he is NHL ready. Pat Quinn

 

January 2015 – Kundratek remained a steady force on the Hershey blue line logging top pairing minutes, while manning the first power play unit. He strangely still has no goals for the season, but does have 18 assists (second on the team) in 36 games, a 0.5 point-per-game pace. His game is looking more consistent as the season progresses, which is good considering he missed a majority of last year with his knee injury. He did turn 25 years of age in December and seemingly the only thing holding him back from a regular NHL spot is the loaded blue line the Capitals now possess. Pat Quinn

 

October 2014 – Kundratek cleared waivers and was sent down to Hershey in time for AHL training camp to begin. However he had been slowed by a groin injury at the start of training camp in the AHL which brought into question his availability for the season opener. He did play, registering two assists and went plus three in his first game back after only playing seven games last year due to a knee injury. In the four games played to date he has two assists, is plus four and has 10 shots. It will take him time to get his game back on track this year, and depending on his play he could be one of the first players called up if injuries occur for Washington. Pat Quinn

 

July 2013 – The Washington Capitals have signed Tomas Kundratek to a two-year contract extrension. Brendan Ross

 

June 2013 – Kundratek stuck with the Caps for a significant amount of time in the 2013 season, dressing for a total of 25 games before a leg injury p