Martin Erat
POSITION: Right Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
BIRTHDATE: 08/29/1981
DRAFTED: NSH: 1999-191 overall
Traded to Red Deer (WHL) by Saskatoon (WHL) with Darcy Robinson and Cam Ondik for Michael Garnett, Justin Wallin, Martin Vymazzi and future considerations, January 11, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Zlin (CzRep), September 5, 2004. Traded to Washington by Nashville with Michael Latta for Filip Forsberg, April 3, 2013. Traded to Phoenix by Washington with John Mitchell for Rostislav Klesla, Chris Brown and Phoenix/Arizona's 4th round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Carolina Carolina selected Callum Booth) in 2015 Entry Draft, March 4, 2014.
2013-14 Highlights
Recorded 2-3-5 in 17 games after being acquired by the Coyotes on Mar. 4...Had five multi-point games on the season... Played in his 800th career NHL game at NSH, Apr. 10...Scored a goal at CBJ, Apr. 8...Notched an assist vs. EDM, Apr. 4... Scored his first goal with PHX at TBL, Mar. 10...Skated in 16:30 and had a plus-2 rating in his Coyotes debut vs. MTL, Mar. 6...Posted 1-23-24 in 53 games with WSH...Ranked fourth among all Capitals in assists at the time of his trade...Earned his 500th career NHL point with an assist at CBJ, Jan. 17... Registered 0-3-3 vs. CBJ, Oct. 19.

2012-13 Highlights
Posted 1-2-3 in nine games with WSH...Traded from NSH to WSH on Apr. 3...Recorded 4-17-21 in 36 games with NSH prior to the trade...Had seven multi-point games on the season...Registered a four-game point streak (1-7-8) from Mar. 21-28... Had two assists vs. PHX, Feb. 14...Posted 1-2-3 at STL, Feb. 5...Tallied two assists vs. STL, Jan. 21...2013 Playoffs: Played in four games of the EQCF against the NYR.

2011-12 Highlights
Led NSH in scoring and set a career-high in points (58) in 71 games, his fifth 50-point campaign in the last six seasons...Tied for the team lead in assists (39)... Ranked third on the team, and led all forwards, in plus/minus rating (+12)...Ranked ninth in the NHL in shooting percentage (17.8%)...Had five power-play goals and three game-winning goals...Had 17 multi-point games...Missed 11 games with an injury...Posted a five-game point streak (2-6-8) from Mar. 12-20...Became the second player in franchise history to notch 300 assists in a Predators sweater on Mar. 18 vs. ANA Recorded 1-2-3 vs. STL, Feb. 4... Scored twice and had a plus-3 rating vs. TOR, Nov. 17...2012 Playoffs: Skated in 10 postseason games recording 1-3-4... Scored a goal at PHX in Game 1 of the WCSF on Apr. 27.

2010-11 Highlights
Tied for the team lead in points with 17-33-50 in 64 games...Posted career highs in power-play goals (7) and plus/minus rating (+14)...Ranked fifth on the team with 135 shots...Had 12 multi-point games...Recorded his 400th NHL point on Mar. 31 with a game-winning goal at COL...Recorded a five-game point streak (3-6-9) from Mar. 3-12...Played in his 600th career NHL contest on Mar. 1 at EDM...Registered 1-2-3 vs. COL, Feb. 12...Scored twice at NJD, Dec. 17...Had three assists vs. CAR, Dec. 4...2011 Playoffs: Notched 1-5-6 in 10 postseason games...Scored a goal and had an assist vs. ANA, Apr. 17 in Game 3 of the WCQF...Recorded an assist in three straight games of the WCSF against VAN, Apr. 30-May 5.

2009-10 Highlights
Recorded 21-28-49 in 74 games...Notched his third career 20-goal season and finished second on the team in goals... Ranked third on the team in scoring, assists and PIM (50)...Had five power-play goals and two game-winning goals...Was fourth on the team with a career-high 168 shots...Had 10 multi-point games...Missed eight games with an injury...Recorded a five-game point streak (1-5-6) from Mar. 14-21...Tied for the NHL lead and tied a franchise record for goals in a month with 10 in Dec...Had 18 points in the month...Scored a goal and had two assists at CGY, Dec. 19...Posted a five-game point streak (6-3-9) from Dec. 2-10...Recorded his second career hat trick with 3-1-4 vs. VAN, Dec. 8...Scored twice vs. DET, Nov. 23...2010 Playoffs: Led the team in goals (4) and ranked second on the team in points (5) in six games of the WCQF against CHI...Scored a pair of goals in Game 5 of the WCQF at CHI, Apr. 24...Scored Nashville’s first-ever postseason penalty-shot goal in a Game 3 victory vs. CHI, Apr. 20...It was the second playoff penalty shot in team history, and the 19th successful attempt on the 59th penalty shot in Stanley Cup Playoff history.

2008-09 Highlights
Posted his third straight 50-point season with 17-33-50 in 71 games...Ranked 3rd on the club in assists (33), and 4th in both points (50) and goals (tied, 17)...Ranked fifth on the team with 149 shots...Had three power-play goals and three game- winning goals...Registered 12 multi-point games...His first of a career-high four assists on Mar. 28 vs. LAK was his 300th career point and his third assist was his 200th career assist...The performance tied for the second-most assists in a game in franchise history...Recorded a five-game point streak (2-5-7) from Feb. 24-Mar. 10...Became the second player to score 100 goals in a Predator uniform on Mar. 5 vs. CBJ...Posted a four-game point streak (2-2-4) from Jan. 8-13...Had 1-2-3 at CGY, Nov. 6...Scored a pair of goals vs. CBJ, Oct. 18.

2007-08 Highlights
Finished fourth on the team in scoring with 23-34-57 in 76 games...Was second on the team with a career-high six game- winning goals...Ranked fourth on the team with 163 shots...Led all NSH forwards in shifts/game (23)...Had 15 multi-point games...Tallied his first career hat trick, a natural hat trick, on Mar. 4 at EDM; It was the franchise’s second road hat trick... Had a four-game point streak (3-3-6) from Jan. 19-24...Posted 1-2-3 at OTT, Nov. 29...Notched 1-2-3 vs. DET, Nov. 22... Scored a pair of goals and had two assists at CBJ, Nov. 12...Dished out three assists vs. DAL, Oct. 6...2008 Playoffs: Appeared in all six of the club’s postseason games against DET and tied for the team lead in points (1-3-4)...Led all NSH forwards in average time on ice (20:55) during the postseason.

2006-07 Highlights
Ranked fifth on the team in scoring with 16-41-57...Established career highs in assists, points and plus/minus rating (+13)... Had five power-play goals and three game winners...Had 14 multi-point games...Posted a six-game point streak (4-5-9) from Jan. 18-Feb. 1...Scored twice at STL, Jan. 27...Tallied three assists at LAK, Dec. 7...Had a four-game point streak (1-4-5) from Nov. 23-30...Registered a four-game point streak (1-4-5) from Nov. 15-20...Notched a five-game point streak (2-5-7) from Oct. 18-28...2007 Playoffs: Recorded one assist in three postseason games against SJS in WCQF.

2005-06 Highlights
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Recorded 20-29-49 and 76 PIM in a career-high 80 games...Ranked sixth on the team with 143 shots...Had five power-play goals...Posted eight multi-point games...Recorded 1-2-3 vs. DET, Apr. 18...Notched 1-2-3 vs. CGY, Mar. 18...Had a five-game point streak (2-3-5) from Jan. 28-Feb. 6...Scored twice at CAR, Jan. 13...Posted 1-2-3 vs. PHI, Dec. 3...Notched a goal in four straight games (4-0-4) from Nov. 2-10...2006 Playoffs: Recorded 1-1-2 in five postseason games...Scored his first career playoff goal vs. SJS, Apr. 21 in Game 1 of the WCQF.

2003-04 Highlights
Recorded 16-33-49 in 76 games...Ranked second on the team in plus/minus (+10)...Was third on the team in assists and points...Had four power-play goals... Nashville went 13-1-2-0 in games in which he scored a goal...Posted 11 multi-point games...Notched 1-2-3 vs. CHI, Mar. 30...Recorded 1-2-3 vs. NYI, Nov. 15...2004 Playoffs: Appeared in six games of the WCQF against DET.

2002-03 Highlights
Posted 1-7-8 in 27 games with NSH...Had a six-game point streak (1-5-6) from Nov. 2-12...Appeared in 45 games with Milwaukee (AHL) and recorded 10-22-32... Led the Admirals in playoff goals (5) and points (9).

2001-02 Highlights
Set NSH rookie records for games played (80) and assists (24)...Posted 9-24-33...Ranked among league rookie leaders in several offensive categories: assists (tied for second), power- play assists (tied for fourth with eight), shooting percentage (fifth at 10.7%), points (sixth), power-play points (seventh with 10) and game-winning goals (tied for seventh with two)...Had five multi-point games...Scored his first NHL goal on Oct. 30 vs. MIN.

2000-01 Highlights
Won the WHL Championship and the Memorial Cup with Red Deer (WHL)...Posted 23-59-84 in 48 games with Red Deer and Saskatoon...Led the WHL in goals (15) and points (36) and tied for first in assists (21) in the 2001 playoffs.

International Career
2012: Joined the Czech Republic at the 2012 IIHF World Championships in Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden leading the team in power-play goals (3) and ranking third in goals (3) in five games...2010: Represented the Czech Republic at the Olympics in Vancouver...Played in five games, registering one assist. 2008: Played for the Czech Republic at the 2008 IIHF World Championships in Halifax and Quebec City, and ranked fourth on the team in points (2-4-6)...2006: Captured a bronze medal with the Czech Republic at the 2006 Olympics in Torino, Italy...Scored the game winner in the Czechs’ victory in the bronze medal game...Won a silver medal with the Czech Republic at the 2006 IIHF World Championships in Riga, Latvia...Finished second on the Czechs in scoring with eight points (3-5-8) and was selected as one of the team’s top three players in the tournament coaches poll...2001: Won a gold medal with the Czech Republic at the World Junior Championships in Russia...Recorded 2-1-3 in seven games.

Nickname is “Marty”...Enjoys playing soccer and tennis...Favorites include: “Everybody Loves Raymond” (TV show), Nirvana (band) and Spain (vacation spot)...If he didn’t play hockey, he would play professional soccer...Winning a medal in the 2006 Winter Olympics is his favorite hockey memory...Martin and his wife, Vera, have a son Sebastian.