Palat Is Money for Lightning, Could Cash in as Free Agent

If this is Ondrej Palat's very last playoff run with the Tampa Bay Lightning, he is definitely making it rely.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — If that is Ondrej Palat’s final playoff run

with the Tampa Bay Lightning, he’s really making it count.

Soon he could be counting in the tens of thousands

and thousands of greenbacks on a brand new contract.

A pending loose agent with a knack for scoring large goals to go along with elite shielding prowess,

Palat scored some other big aim Friday night time to hold the two-time protecting

champion Lightning alive within the Stanley Cup Final towards the Colorado Avalanche.

He leads the NHL with 8 game-winning goals sine the begin of the 2020 playoffs.

“He’s a unique kid and a unique participant,” instruct Jon Cooper said.

“He’s a super supplement to talent players, to checkers — anyplace you want him.

He simply does his task, and he receives rewarded for it because of his effort.

And absolutely everyone in that room knows how a great deal Palat has brought to this company.”

Cooper essentially wrote the sales pitch to the relaxation of the league on behalf of Palat,

the 31-year-old Czech winger who can be ultra-modern Lightning participant

to get squeezed by way of the profits cap and hit the open market.

Even at his age, Palat figures to get a increase from his current $five.3 million cap

hit because he provides at important moments much like any contender would need out of a loose agent.