Gernat

 

 

Martin Gernat, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-5

Weight: 187

Born: 1993-04-11

Hometown: Kosice, Slovakia

Drafted: 2010 by Edmonton, 122nd overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

September 2013 - After shortened 2012-13 WHL season due to shoulder injury, Martin Gernat came back and performed well for the Edmonton Oil Kings tallying three goals and 13 points in 23 regular season games before tacking on an impressive six goals and 17 points in 22 playoff games. Over his WHL career, Gernat has shown to be a defensive stud, finishing with gaudy plus-minus ratings. Gernat is a stabilizing presence on the blue line and has shown promise as a steady two-way defenseman. At 6-foot-5, Gernat's reach and physical strength provide an advantage to his astute defensive game. Gernat will be entering his first professional season with Oklahoma and if he can impress, he could earn a roster spot with the Oilers sooner than later. Brendan Ross

 


 

April 2012 - Gernat was one of the most surprising rookies in the WHL this season. He seemingly came out of nowhere to put up 55 points in only 60 games. He also represented Slovakia in the WJC and had two points in six games. He was matched up against the best young talented in the world and faired pretty good, leading his team to a sixth place finish. He has also been solid for the Edmonton Oil Kings. He is big reason why they have one of the best defenses in the west. He could get a lot of exposure and experience if his team can continue their torrid playoff run. - Zenon Herasymiuk

 

December 2011 – History, it seems, is repeating itself. One year after fellow Slovak and former teammate Martin Marincin netted 56 points as a rookie in the WHL, 6’6 Martin Gernat is well on his way to passing those numbers. Or, was. That was until Edmonton Oil Kings head coach Derek Laxdal reminded Gernat that his title is defenseman, not carry-the-puck-and-turn-it-over-man. Now reigning in his dangerous sorties up ice, the tall, talented Gernat is beginning to realize the potential his long limbs have in both zones. Matthew Bugg

 

Fantasy Outlook: C+

Modest upside. Will need time to develop.

 

Footage:

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