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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

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 put him out of commission. He registered seven points during that span, and although his ice-time increased along the way, the Caps chose not to dress the Czech defenseman in the playoffs once he had returned from injury, preferring to go with Oleksy and Hillen while Kundratek spent more time with Hershey (AHL). Kundratek registered a point in five playoff games for the Bears. With Oleksy and Hillen looking to be more short-term options, Kudratek has a legitimate shot at sticking with Washington in the fall and has pretty much paid his dues at the AHL level. Orlov however, a more promising prospect, poses direct competition for the 23 year-old. Nathan Kanter

 


January 2013 – He currently finds himself with the Capitals as they struggle to find offense from any source they can. Kundratek actually beat Dmitry Orlov out for a roster spot after leading Portland’s back end with 26 points in 41 games. His minus -13 in the AHL is a cause for alarm, leading the team in that category, but Washington seems willing to overlook that right now. Jason Banks

 

July, 2012 – Tomas Kundratek was acquired by the Capitals early in the 2011-12 season from the Rangers. The change of scenery was exactly what was needed.  Thought to be a defensive defenseman, increased confidence allowed Kundratek to display good puck moving skills along with a powerful slapshot.  He was often featured on the point of the Bears strong power play. He had 12 goals and 23 points in 55 games with the Bears.  He was rewarded with a 5 game call up with the Capitals.  Kundratek is a good-sized defenseman who is not afraid to get physical.  Kundratek will compete for a spot on the Capitals defense, but will likely start in Hershey.

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: C

 

Kundratak strong performance in Hershey helped put him back on the map as a good prospect.  He needs to show that last year was not a fluke.  If he can continue his success at the AHL level, Kundratek should receive a promotion sooner than later – and an increase his fantasy value.

 

 

Footage:

 

Kundratek with a decisive win in a bout from 2010:

 

 

 

Fantasy Prospects Report Notes (Any FPR's released in the last 18 months will not be listed here):

 

 

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Tomas Kundratek statistics courtesy of Elite Prospects


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