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Erik Černák

Born:June 13, 1989Draft:2015 Kings, 43rd Overall
Hometown:Kosice, SlovakiaPosition:Defense
Known For:Shoots:Right
National Team:Slovakia

Erik Černák (born 28 May 1997) is a Slovak professional ice hockey defenseman for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the second round, 43rd overall, in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Černák won the Stanley Cup as a member of the Lightning in 2020.

Erik Cernak, Tampa Bay Lightning
Erik Cernak, Tampa Bay Lightning (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Erik Černák Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
Feb. 26, 20177th-Round Pick in 2017
(Wyatt Kalynuk)
Conditional 5th-Round Pick in 2017 (Drake Rhymsa)
Peter Budaj
Ben Bishop

Deeper Dive


  • 2012-13 U18 WJC Top 3 Player on Team
  • 2013-14 Slovakian Extraliga Champion
  • 2013-14 U18 WJC Top 3 Player on Team
  • 2014-15 Slovakian Extraliga Champion
  • 2014-15 U20 WJC Bronze Medal
  • 2016-17 OHL Champion
  • 2016-17 U20 WJC Top 3 Player on Team
  • 2018-19 World Championship Top 3 Player on Team
  • 2019-20 NHL Stanley Cup Champion
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