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Martin Erat | Winger

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (33) / 8/29/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 196
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Martin Erat could start the season on the third line.
Erat has seen plenty of time in his NHL career as a top-six forward and that could be his role with the Coyotes but his two-way play could put him on the third unit. "The reason we acquired Marty is because his style of skill can fit into how we have to play, and that's a hard compete," GM Don Maloney said. "He's proven to be a productive offensive player in the past." He had only three goals and 29 points last season in 70 games but should get back to the 40 point mark if healthy. Sep 27 - 6:05 AM

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Martin Erat skated in his 800th career game Thursday night.

Interestingly, it was also his first time back in Nashville since he was traded by the Predators at last season's trade deadline. The Preds took Erat in the seventh round of the 1999 draft. He has two goals and one assist in 15 games with Phoenix this season after he had 24 points in 53 matches with Washington.
Apr 12 - 12:32 PM

Martin Erat netted a goal in the Coyotes' 4-3 overtime loss to Columbus on Tuesday night.

Erat has just two goals and an assist in 14 games since arriving in Phoenix via trade from Washington, where he had one goal in 53 games. Safe to say Erat is glad that 2013-14 is finally coming to an end, with just 27 points in 67 games.
Apr 9 - 12:09 AM

Martin Erat (upper body) will dress in Thursday's game versus Florida.

He will join Martin Hanzal and Radim Vrbata in his first game back from a lower-body injury. Erat has been absent from Phoenix's last three contests. He has one goal in four appearances with the Coyotes since being acquired from Washington.
Mar 20 - 4:58 PM

Martin Erat won't play against Boston on Thursday because of an upper-body injury.

GM Don Maloney hopes that Erat will be ready to return within a week. He was injured early into Tuesday's win over Florida.
Mar 13 - 6:45 PM

Martin Erat registered just his second goal of the season in Monday's 4-3 shootout win over the Lightning.

Erat registered a ridiculous one goal in 53 games with the Capitals and doubled it with a tally in Monday's win. Before you go rushing to grab him in your league, keep in mind that he skated for just 12 minutes in this contest and registered just the one shot on goal. Brandon McMillan and Mikkel Bodker also scored goals for Phoenix in the win.
Mar 10 - 10:50 PM

New Coyote Martin Erat should be able to flourish with the Phoenix Coyotes at least partly because he is familiar with the other Czech players on the team, according to team star Radim Vrbata.

Like Erat, Vrbata, Martin Hanzal and Zbynek Michalek are from Czechoslovakia. "It always makes it easier," Vrbata said. "Not that you don’t speak to the other guys. You do. But still, it’s a long season. It’s nice to come to the rink and you can speak in your language and if you’re on the road, you can go together to dinner. Just talk about stuff that is going on in Czech or stuff like that."
Mar 8 - 10:34 AM

Martin Erat meshed well with Radim Vrbata in his Coyotes debut.

Erat got a chance to play alongside his Czech countryman, Vrbata, after Phoenix acquired Erat from Washington on Tuesday. Although Erat didn't get a point in his debut, he still helped Vrbata find the back of the net twice. "Hopefully we'll get even better as we practice more together and skate together and play more games together," Vrbata said. "So hopefully this is just the start." Although Erat has had a disappointing season, he should finish the campaign on a high note with Phoenix.
Mar 7 - 10:36 AM

Martin Erat (lower body) is expected to make his Coyotes' debut on Thursday on a line with Radim Vrbata.

Phoenix acquired Erat on Tuesday from the Washington Capitals. Erat has a goal and 24 points in 53 games this season. His production is likely to increase with Phoenix though, given that his role with Washington was very limited at times.
Mar 6 - 10:44 AM

Martin Erat was dealt to the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday night along with John Mitchell in exchange for Chris Brown, Rostislav Klesla and a fourth round pick.

The Capitals finally accommodated Erat’s trade request from earlier in the season. The 32 year-old has seen his role diminish in Washington this season after being acquired by the Caps just last year. Washington parted with highly touted prospect Filip Forsberg in the deal, while Erat has produced just one goal and 24 points in 53 games this season.

Martin Erat missed Saturday's game with a lower body injury.

Erat was hurt on Thursday when he blocked a shot. He is looking to get traded and has only one goal (an empty netter) and 22 assists in 52 games this season. Consider him day-to-day and hopefully he hasn't been in your fantasy lineup all season.
Mar 2 - 10:27 AM

Martin Erat confirmed that he's still seeking a trade.

There was some speculation that Erat might have changed his mind, given that his playing time has increased with the Capitals. He didn't want to go into detail as to why he would like to be traded, but Capitals GM George McPhee said that he will try to accommodate his request.
Feb 27 - 11:08 AM

Martin Erat scored his first goal of the season on Saturday.

It took the forward 51 games to find the back of the cage and he needed an empty net to do it. He is now tied in goals with goaltender Mike Smith this season as Smith also scored with an empty net. Erat has 21 assists this season and is headed to Sochi to play for the Czech Republic.
Feb 9 - 9:23 AM

Martin Erat will represent the Czech Republic in the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Erat didn't make the initial roster, but he's a late addition due to the injury to Vladimir Sobotka. Erat has 21 points in 48 games this season.
Feb 4 - 12:24 PM

Martin Erat had an assist on Saturday, giving him 21 this season.

The amazing stat for Erat is that he still has not scored a goal in 48 NHL games this season. Even goaltender Mike Smith has a goal this season. If Erat is on your roster, hopefully you do not play the goals category.
Feb 3 - 10:27 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sam Gagner
2Antoine Vermette
3Martin Hanzal
4Joe Vitale
5Kyle Chipchura
LW1Mikkel Boedker
2Lauri Korpikoski
3Martin Erat
4Rob Klinkhammer
5Lucas Lessio
6Brandon McMillan
7Max Domi
RW1Shane Doan
2B.J. Crombeen
3David Moss
4Jordan Szwarz
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Keith Yandle
3Zbynek Michalek
4Michael Stone
5David Schlemko
6Brandon Gormley
7Chris Summers
8Andrew Campbell
G1Mike Smith
2Devan Dubnyk