|Assets:||Has loads of skill and an ideal frame for the National Hockey League game. Displays excellent scoring instincts and pretty good hockey sense.|
|Flaws:||Needs to work on his defensive-zone coverage in order to maximize his potential. Must also continue to fill out his 6-2 frame.|
|Career Potential:||Talented winger with some upside.|
|7/01/2015||Re-signed as a free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs to a one-year contract.|
|3/05/2015||Fined $2,000 by the NHL.|
|1/02/2015||Missed 2 games (upper body injury).|
|12/29/2014||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|10/09/2014||Claimed off waivers from the Tampa Bay Lightning.|
|10/08/2014||Placed on waivers by the Tampa Bay Lightning.|
|7/11/2014||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Tampa Bay Lightning to a one-year two-way contract.|
|6/30/2014||Tampa Bay Lightning tendered a qualifying offer.|
|3/05/2014||Recalled from the Syracuse Crunch (AHL).|
|1/24/2014||Assigned to the Syracuse Crunch (AHL).|
|12/15/2013||Missed 2 games (suspended by nhl).|
|12/11/2013||Suspended by the NHL for 2 games.|
|4/26/2013||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|3/21/2013||Recalled from Syracuse (AHL).|
|3/01/2013||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|2/11/2013||Recalled from Syracuse (AHL).|
|9/14/2012||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|9/25/2011||Assigned to Norfolk (AHL).|
|5/12/2011||Signed by the Tampa Bay Lightning to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|9/24/2010||Returned to his junior team (Belleville-OHL).|
|9/19/2009||Returned to his junior team (Windsor-OHL).|
|10/09/2014||Claimed by the Toronto Maple Leafs off waivers from the Tampa Bay Lightning.|
|6/27/2009||Drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2nd round (52nd overall) in 2009.|
| 07/01/2015 5:28 PM
NewsThe Maple Leafs signed Panik to a one-year contract on Wednesday, NHL.com reports.
Maple Leafs right wing Richard Panik scored in the, 4-2, loss to the Lightning on Thursday. | 03/05/2015 10:19 PM
NewsMaple Leafs right wing Richard Panik scored in the, 4-2, loss to the Lightning on Thursday.
ImpactPanik has 10 goals and four assists this season, so he isn't really fantasy relevant.
Tampa Bay re-signs Richard Panik | 07/11/2014 4:30 PM
NewsRichard Panik has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Erik Erlendsson on Twitter
ImpactPanik has three goals and 13 points in 50 games last season. He also had three goals and 11 points in 13 AHL games.
Richard Panik will represent Slovakia at WHC | 04/24/2014 6:40 PM
NewsRichard Panik will play for Slovakia at the IIHF World Hockey Championships.
ImpactHe represented the Slovaks at the Winter Olympics and skated in 50 games with the Lightning this past season. Panik had 13 points and 70 hits over that span.
Richard Panik getting more comfortable in NHL | 03/10/2014 10:38 AM
NewsRichard Panik is starting to gain back some confidence during his latest NHL stint with the Lightning.
Impact"He's way more assertive, he's using his body, his speed and he's not turning pucks over as he did a little more regularly in the past and he's playing the 200-foot game," coach Jon Cooper said. "There is nothing wrong with his game. Ever since he went back to the minors and found himself and the Olympics - and he was really good in the minors - he's done what we wanted him to do up here." Panik has two goals and 11 points in 41 games with Tampa Bay this season.
Lightning promote Richard Panik | 03/05/2014 6:13 PM
NewsThe Tampa Bay Lightning have called up Richard Panik.
Erik Erlendsson on Twitter
ImpactPanik has two goals and 11 points in 39 games with Tampa Bay in 2013-14. He's not expected to have much fantasy value during this NHL stint.
Richard Panik gets sent to minor | 01/24/2014 5:46 PM
NewsRichard Panik has been assigned to AHL Syracuse.
ImpactPanik has two goals and 11 points in 39 games this season. He's been averaging just 12:48 minutes per contest.
Richard Panik replaces B.J. Crombeen Sunday | 12/29/2013 5:16 PM
NewsRichard Panik will take B.J. Crombeen's spot in the Tampa Bay Lightning lineup for Sunday.
Erik Erlendsson on Twitter
ImpactNot a significant issue, but JFYI.
Richard Panik returns Sunday from suspension | 12/16/2013 10:20 AM
NewsRichard Panik got back into the fold for Tampa Bay on Sunday after serving his two-game suspension.
ImpactHe was suspended for a boarding incident against Washington's Karl Alzner last Tuesday. Panik collected one shot and played just 9:09 of ice time in his return versus Detroit.
| 12/16/2013 1:43 AM
NewsRichard Panik was reinstated from his suspension on Sunday December 15.
Richard Panik gets 2-game suspension | 12/12/2013 10:08 AM
NewsRichard Panik received a two-game suspension from the NHL on Wednesday for a hit on Washington defenseman Karl Alzner this past Tuesday.
ImpactHe was assessed a five-minute major boarding on the play. Panik won't be eligible to play in Thursday's game against Detroit and Saturday at New Jersey as a result of the ban. Panik will be able to return Sunday when the Lightning play in Detroit.
NHL schedules a hearing with Richard Panik | 12/11/2013 11:26 AM
NewsRichard Panik has a hearing scheduled for boarding Washington's Karl Alzner on Tuesday.
ImpactPanik was handed a five-minute major for his action, but fortunately Alzner wasn't injured on the play. Panik has a goal, 10 points, and 15 penalty minutes in 27 games this season.
Richard Panik gets back in the fold Tuesday | 12/11/2013 8:10 AM
NewsRichard Panik got back in the lineup Tuesday after he was a healthy scratch for Tampa Bay's previous two games.
ImpactHe logged 5:29 of ice time in the contest and picked up a five-minute major for boarding on Washington defenseman Karl Alzner. The Capitals scored two goals on their ensuing power play, so don't be surprised if Panik ends up back in the press box.
Richard Panik nets his first goal of 2013-14 | 11/17/2013 11:07 AM
NewsRichard Panik scored his first goal of the season on Saturday
ImpactPanik has recorded a point in four of his last six games. He has nine points in 19 contests this season.
Coach wants more shots from Richard Panik | 11/07/2013 3:50 PM
NewsTampa Bay coach Jon Cooper wants Richard Panik to shoot more.
Impact"And if you polled the guys, he's probably a top-three shot on our team and he needs to use it," said the Lightning bench boss. "I think he gets caught in that wants to make an extra pass, like so many players do, and in this league you can't do it, you don't have the time. The opportunities to score are minimal and when you get there you have to take advantage of it." Panik has no goals, five assists and a team-worst minus-9 rating. He's played on the second and third lines this year, but of late he's skating on the fourth unit with Nate Thompson and B.J. Crombeen.
Richard Panik gets two assists Saturday | 10/13/2013 10:15 AM
NewsRichard Panik registered two assists on Saturday.
ImpactPanik was pointless in his first three games of the 2013-14 campaign. He still has just 29 games worth of NHL experience under his belt and he's a big gamble this season. He's not a bad guy to have in keeper leagues though.
Richard Panik will draw back in vs. Panthers | 10/10/2013 6:03 PM
NewsRichard Panik will get back into Tampa Bay's lineup Thursday.
St. Petersburg Times
ImpactHe will play with Valtteri Filppula and Alex Killorn because Tom Pyatt is out with a broken collarbone. Panik has no points, no shots and a minus-2 rating in two games this season.
Cooper reunites former AHL line at NHL camp | 09/27/2013 8:01 AM
NewsRichard Panik, Ondrej Palat and Tyler Johnson were used as a line in the AHL and coach Jon Cooper has used them together during training camp.
ImpactThe trio helped lead the Tampa Bay Lightning's AHL affiliate to consecutive Calder Cup championship appearances and a title win in 2012. "You split them up and they are good hockey players and they still do well," Cooper said. "But when they are together, there is just something about them and some sort of magic kicks in. They can do some pretty special things." All three of them are gunning for roster spots with the Lightning this year and they could make for an interesting line at the NHL level if they get the chance.
Richard Panik will play for AHL Syracuse | 04/26/2013 12:59 PM
NewsRichard Panik will report to AHL Syracuse.
ImpactPanik will help the minor-league squad in their first round series against the Portland Pirates. He has five goals and nine points in 25 NHL games this season.
Richard Panik impresses Bolts coaching staff | 04/20/2013 12:29 PM
NewsRookie Richard Panik has impressed the Tampa coaching staff with his play of late.
ImpactSince being recalled from the AHL on March 23rd, Panik has scored four goals and registered eight points in 13 games. He has also doled out 25 hits. "When he plays with confidence, he has above-average talent in every aspect of his game," said Lightning coach Jon Cooper. "He's got size. He can skate. He can shoot. So, when he's playing with confidence he can be . the ceiling is really high for him. It's just a matter of him staying consistent."The 22-year-old winger is yet another Tampa forward to keep an ey on next season.
Three points for Richard Panik in TB OT loss | 04/13/2013 11:14 PM
NewsTampa Bay forward Richard Panik scored two goals and added an assist in the Lightning's 6-5 overtime loss to the Capitals in Washington Saturday night.
ImpactThe goals were Panik's third and fourth since being called up by Tampa Bay from the AHL in late March. Tom Pyatt also produced three points for the losing Lightning, all assists. Martin St. Louis netted two goals for the Lightning, his 10th and 11th of the season. Also scoring for TB was Teddy Purcell, his 11th.
Tampa Bay calls up Richard Panik | 03/22/2013 2:07 PM
NewsTampa has summoned Richard Panik from AHL Syracuse.
ImpactHe has notched 22 goals and 41 points in 51 AHL games this season, while recording one goal in nine NHL appearances.
Tampa Bay demotes Richard Panik | 03/01/2013 7:04 PM
NewsRichard Panik has been sent down to the minors by the Tampa Bay Lightning.
ImpactPanik scored his first career NHL goal on Feb. 23. He has 35 points and 79 penalty minutes in 45 AHL games this season.
Richard Panik gaining comfort level in NHL | 02/26/2013 11:15 AM
NewsRichard Panik netted his first NHL goal over the weekend in a 5-2 win over Carolina.
St. Petersburg Times
ImpactIn seven games with the Bolts this season, he has averaged just over nine minutes of ice while being used sparingly on the fourth line. "We know his offensive game is just lethal," coach Guy Boucher said. "He's a big, fast body that has unbelievable skill. And it's good for him to gain that identity of being good defensively." Panik said he's starting to feel more comfortable at the NHL level, but he may lose his roster spot once Ryan Malone is able to return from injured reserve.
Tampa Bay promotes Richard Panik | 02/11/2013 7:28 PM
NewsRichard Panik has been called up from the minors.
ImpactPanik has 35 points and 79 penalty minutes in 43 AHL games this season. He might have some fantasy value if the Lightning give him top-nine minutes.
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|11/29/2014||Tor||Wsh||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|11/26/2014||Tor||Pit||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Goals||1||11 times-last:at Cgy||last:Mar 13||1|
|Assists||1||6 times-last:at Buf||last:Apr 1||2|
|Points||2||2 times-last:at NYI||last:Feb 12||2|
|Penalty Minutes||10||vs. Fla||Mar 26||6|
|Plus/Minus||2||2 times-last:vs. TB||last:Mar 31||2|
|Power Play Goals||1||2 times-last:at Cgy||last:Mar 13||0|
|Power Play Points||1||2 times-last:at Cgy||last:Mar 13||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||76 times-last:vs. Mtl||last:Apr 11||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||76 times-last:vs. Mtl||last:Apr 11||0|
|Shots||5||at TB||Mar 5||4|
|Penalty Minutes||49||2014-15 (Tor)|
|Power Play Goals||2||2014-15 (Tor)|
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