|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.|
|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).|
|6/27/2009||Drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2nd round (52nd overall) in 2009.|
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.
|12/07/2013||TB||Wpg||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|12/05/2013||TB||Ott||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|10/08/2013||TB||Buf||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Goals||1||at Phx||Nov 16||2|
|Assists||2||vs. Pit||Oct 12||1|
|Points||2||vs. Pit||Oct 12||3|
|Penalty Minutes||4||vs. Pit||Oct 12||2|
|Plus/Minus||1||5 times-last:vs. Phi||last:Nov 27||4|
|Power Play Goals||0||26 times-last:at CBJ||last:Dec 3||1|
|Power Play Points||1||4 times-last:at Fla||last:Oct 27||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||26 times-last:at CBJ||last:Dec 3||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||26 times-last:at CBJ||last:Dec 3||0|
|Shots||4||vs. Buf||Oct 26||4|
|Penalty Minutes||4||2012-13 (TB)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2012-13 (TB)|
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