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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 netted his third goal of the season in the Coyotes' 7-3 loss to Tampa Bay Tuesday night.
Erat has been one of the few bright spots in Arizona during this young season, as his five points are a good start towards rebounding from the disastrous 2013-14 campaign. Shane Doan and B.J. Combine also tallied for the Coyotes in the losing effort. Oct 29 - 2:27 AM

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Martin Erat and the rest of the Coyotes were shut out by Darcy Kuemper and the Wild on Thursday night.

Erat has four points in six games so far this season, but Arizona's offense was nowhere to be found against Minnesota. The Coyotes will look to rebound on Saturday against the Florida Panthers.
Oct 24 - 12:08 AM

Martin Erat scored a goal in Arizona's 4-3 shootout loss Tuesday night.

Erat now has two goals and four points in five games this season. He's bouncing back nicely as a challenging 2013-14 campaign, but we don't think he'll end up with much more than 40 points.
Oct 22 - 9:35 AM

Martin Erat is happy that last season's horrible result is behind him.

After being an established 20 goal scorer in the NHL, the puck would not go in for Erat last season he managed to find the back of the net only three times in 70 games. But he is more comfortable this season and already has his first goal of the season after only three games. "He's a player in the past when he's had the puck, he can make good plays, hold the puck, make other players around him better with his skill," coach Dave Tippett said. "I still think he has opportunities to shoot more. I'd like to see him shoot more and put more pucks on the net and shoot to score more, but he has some attributes our lineup could certainly use." Erat is playing alongside Martin Hanzal and Rob Klinkhammer and should get to the 40 point mark this season.
Oct 18 - 4:54 AM

Martin Erat scored once and added an assist in the Coyotes’ 7-4 win over Edmonton on Wednesday.

Erat was one of four Arizona players to record multiple point nights in the high scoring affair with the Oilers. Martin Hanzel and Shane Doan each added two assists while Mikkel Boedker tallied four points. It was Erat’s first goal of the season and the game was a nice way to get the Coyotes offense feeling good about themselves early this season.
Oct 16 - 2:07 AM

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

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.
Source: NHL.com
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.

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Antoine Vermette
2Martin Hanzal
3Joe Vitale
4Kyle Chipchura
5Justin Hodgman
LW1Mikkel Boedker
2Lauri Korpikoski
3Martin Erat
4Rob Klinkhammer
5Brandon McMillan
RW1Shane Doan
2Sam Gagner
3B.J. Crombeen
4David Moss
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Keith Yandle
3Zbynek Michalek
4Michael Stone
5Connor Murphy
6David Schlemko
7Chris Summers
G1Mike Smith
2Devan Dubnyk