Erik Cernak
Erik Cernak
22-Year-Old DefensemanD
Tampa Bay Lightning
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Cernak was a complete revelation as a rookie in 2018-19. He came out of nowhere to play 58 games with the Bolts, most of which were spent in the top four. On many nights, Cernak was the best defender on the ice -- poised, physical and mature well beyond his 22 years. His offensive upside is probably limited, but 30 points are possible to go along with 80-90 PIM and 200 hits this season. There are a few leagues still out there where that type of contribution matters. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Kings in July 2015.
Munching big minutes
DTampa Bay Lightning
October 7, 2019
Cernak is playing big minutes paired with Ryan McDonagh on the Lightning's top shutdown pairing.
ANALYSIS
He's played more than 21:30 in two of the Bolts' first three games and has a goal to show for it. Cernak won't get power-play time, so any special teams points he'll get might be the shorthanded kind. He's a solid 25-point guy who'll be a fabulous friend to his goalie, but limited in fantasy value.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    20:22
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:03
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    3:36
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
0:00
0:00
0:00
2018–19
0:00
0:00
0:00
2018–19
19:15
0:05
2:23
2019–20
20:22
0:03
3:36
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Best Bolts defender in playoffs
DTampa Bay Lightning
April 17, 2019
Cernak finished his first postseason with three assists in four games.
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Punishing in win
DTampa Bay Lightning
April 1, 2019
Cernak went plus-1 and dished out six hits in Monday's win over the Senators.
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Suiting up Monday
DTampa Bay Lightning
April 1, 2019
Cernak (undisclosed) will play in Ottawa on Monday.
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Going to be OK after injury
DTampa Bay Lightning
Undisclosed
March 30, 2019
Cernak (undisclosed) did not return to Saturday's game.
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Injured fighting WIlson
DTampa Bay Lightning
Undisclosed
March 30, 2019
Cernak had to go to the locker room after fighting Washington's Tom Wilson on Saturday.
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