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Slater Koekkoek | Defenseman | #29

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (23) / 2/18/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 193
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (10) / TB

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Slater Koekkoek will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Dallas Stars.
He has three goals and one assist in eight games this season. Gabriel Dumont will also watch the game from the press box, while Cedric Paquette will miss the game because of an injury. Nov 16 - 7:13 PM

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Slater Koekkoek will be a healthy scratch for the Tampa Bay Lightning against the Florida Panthers on Monday night.

Koekkoek only has two goals this season and has been held pointless in his last four games. He'll take a seat for the Bolts tonight as a healthy scratch along with Andrej Sustr.
Oct 30 - 7:21 PM

Slater Koekkoek is expected to be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against Carolina.

He played 11:15 in Tampa Bay's last game against Pittsburgh, but he had been scratched in the two previous games. Koekkoek has two goals in five games this season. Gabriel Dumont is also expected to watch the game from the press box, while Cedric Paquette is out with an injury.
Oct 24 - 6:37 PM

Slater Koekkoek will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against Columbus.

Koekkoek has suited up in four games this season and he's found the back of the net twice. This will be his second straight game in the press box. J.T. Brown will also serve as a healthy scratch.
Oct 19 - 7:07 PM

Slater Koekkoek potted two goals in Thursday's 5-4 win over Pittsburgh.

Koekkoek opened the scoring in the contest with his first career goal and he scored what became the game winner late in the second stanza. He made his season debut on Monday against Washington, but only logged 3:09 of ice time. Koekkoek certainly made the most of his 9:44 of action on Thursday.
Oct 13 - 9:27 AM

Slater Koekkoek will probably be a healthy scratch on Saturday.

Koekkoek was also kept out of Friday's contest. It's not clear when he'll draw into the lineup for his season debut.
Oct 7 - 6:43 PM

Slater Koekkoek is projected to be a healthy scratch Friday night.

That belief was reinforced by the fact that Koekkoek wasn't on the ice for the Lightning's pregame warmups. He had four assists in 29 games with Tampa Bay in 2016-17.
Oct 6 - 7:15 PM

Slater Koekkoek believes he has "something to prove," as he looks to secure a roster spot with the Lightning this season.

"I was in Syracuse last year, that's not where I wanted to be," he said. "I thought I did that in the (AHL) playoffs, I showed that I had something to prove." Koekkoek has skated in 41 NHL contests over the last three seasons, including 29 last year. Tampa Bay GM Steve Yzerman doesn't mind having eight defenseman on the roster going into the season.
Sep 18 - 5:09 PM

Slater Koekkoek would have to clear waivers to be sent down to the AHL this year.

There's a good chance he will start the season with the Lightning as a result. If for whatever reason, Koekkoek doesn't fit into the team's long-term plans then he could be traded. He agreed to a one-year contract with Tampa Bay last month and will try to prove he is ready for full-time NHL action this campaign.
Aug 1 - 1:01 PM

Slater Koekkoek has agreed to a one-year, $800,000 contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Koekkoek was a restricted free agent after completing his entry-level contract. He had four assists in 29 games with Tampa Bay last season. He also scored two goals and 13 points in 48 AHL contests.
Jul 3 - 6:05 PM

Slater Koekkoek is back with Syracuse of the AHL.

He was called up on an emergency basis but was not needed and scratched Friday night. Koekkoek will be back the next time a Tampa defenseman sustains an injury.
Mar 26 - 11:30 AM

Slater Koekkoek will be a healthy scratch in Friday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.

Koekkoek was recalled on an emergency basis earlier today, but he won't suit up tonight. Steven Stamkos, Tyler Johnson and Cedric Paquette are all out with injuries.
Mar 24 - 7:35 PM

Slater Koekkoek has been summoned by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Koekkoek's promotion is likely in response to Jason Garrison suffering a lower-body injury on Thursday. This doesn't necessarily mean that Garrison is unavailable, but at the least the Lightning now have an insurance policy.
Mar 24 - 11:10 AM

Slater Koekkoek has been sent back to AHL Syracuse.

In 29 games this season, Koekkoek has contributed four assists. He hasn't posted a point since Nov. 23.
Jan 10 - 4:57 PM

Slater Koekkoek has been called up by Tampa Bay.

The 22-year-old defender has four assists in 17 games with the Lightning this season.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 05:31:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Steven Stamkos
2Brayden Point
3Tyler Johnson
4Gabriel Dumont
5Cedric Paquette
LW1Vladislav Namestnikov
2Ondrej Palat
3Alex Killorn
4Chris Kunitz
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Yanni Gourde
3Ryan Callahan
4J.T. Brown
D1Victor Hedman
2Mikhail Sergachev
3Anton Stralman
4Jake Dotchin
5Braydon Coburn
6Dan Girardi
7Slater Koekkoek
8Andrej Sustr
G1Andrei Vasilevskiy
2Peter Budaj