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Slater Koekkoek | Defenseman | #29

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (22) / 2/18/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 193
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (10) / TB
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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

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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

Slater Koekkoek will report to AHL Syracuse.

Koekkoek has four assists in 17 games with Tampa Bay this season. He also has two helpers in five AHL contests.
Source: NHL.com
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 01:11:00 PM

Slater Koekkoek made his season debut Tuesday night versus the New York Islanders.

He collected two assists and a plus-2 rating in 13:12 of ice time. "It's encouraging," Koekkoek said. "I've worked hard for it, and am thankful for the opportunity." He spent the first three games of the regular season in the press box as a healthy scratch before going to the minors for some playing time.
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 10:46:00 AM

Slater Koekkoek has been called up by the Lightning.

He was scratched in Tampa Bay's first three games of the season and he has recorded two assists in five games at the AHL level.
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 05:56:00 PM

Slater Koekkoek has been assigned to AHL Syracuse.

He was a healthy scratch in three straight games to start the season and Tampa Bay isn't interested in changing the lineup after going 3-0-0 over that span. Koekkoek will get some playing time in the minors rather than sitting any longer. He will probably be back in the NHL eventually, though.
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 05:57:00 PM

Slater Koekkoek will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Florida Panthers.

It will be his third straight game in the press box. Koekkoek was drafted 10th overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. The 22-year-old had one assist in nine games with the Bolts last season.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 07:26:00 PM

Slater Koekkoek will be scratched against the Devils on Saturday night.

Koekkoek has yet to make his season debut in 2016-17. He has just 22 games of NHL action, 10 of which came in last season's playoffs.
Source: Corey Long
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 05:09:00 PM

Slater Koekkoek will be scratched in Thursday's opener against Detroit.

Koekkoek has seen just 22 games of NHL action, 10 of which came in last season's playoffs. He has just two helpers in the time, but he posted 15 points in 60 games for AHL Syracuse last season as well, suggesting he has the ability to produce in the future.
Source: Corey Long
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 06:55:00 PM

Slater Koekkoek hopes to be a permanent member of Tampa Bay's defense corps this season.

He suited up in 10 of the Lightning's final 11 Stanley Cup playoff games, while moving ahead of Nikita Nesterov on the depth chart. Tampa Bay bought out the last two years of Matt Carle's contract in the off-season, so there is a spot on the roster for Koekkoek if he can stay ahead of Nesterov.
Thu, Aug 4, 2016 11:05:00 AM

Slater Koekkoek is a healthy scratch on Wednesday.

Koekkoek participated in the first two games of the Eastern Conference Final, but now that Ryan Callahan (flu) is healthy enough to play, Koekkoek has become the odd-man-out. That also means that the Lightning have dressed 12 forwards and six defensemen tonight, as opposed to an 11-7 split.
Wed, May 18, 2016 08:09:00 PM

Slater Koekkoek has played in four straight playoff games for the Lightning.

He appears to be creeping up on Nikita Nesterov on the team's depth chart and he has been gaining confidence since making his NHL playoff debut in Game 2 versus the Islanders. Koekkoek wants to keep taking advantage of the opportunities given to him after appearing in just nine games with the big club during the regular season.
Thu, May 12, 2016 09:38:00 AM

Slater Koekkoek made his playoff debut in Game 2 against the Islanders.

The 22-year-old played just 11 shifts and 6:47 of ice time in Game 2. He finished the game with a plus-1 rating and one shot on goal. "I thought Slater made plays, defended well," Jon Cooper said. "(Islanders captain John) Tavares was coming down on him pretty hard on a rush and he defended him really well. You’re going to be put in situations like that. How are you going to respond? And Slater passed the test." He has some long-term upside, but it's unlikely that he will make a big impact on this postseason.
Sun, May 1, 2016 11:59:00 AM

Slater Koekkoek will make his NHL playoffs debut Saturday night against Tampa Bay in Game 2.

Koekkoek has just one point in 12 career NHL regular season games, though he does have 10 goals and 41 points in two seasons down on the farm. Expect the 22-year-old to be shielded.
Source: NHL.com
Sat, Apr 30, 2016 03:14:00 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning have sent Slater Koekkoek to the minors.

Koekkoek has an assist in nine games with Tampa Bay this season. At the AHL level he has five goals and 15 points in 55 contests.
Thu, Apr 7, 2016 11:08:00 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Steven Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
5Gabriel Dumont
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Vladislav Namestnikov
4Jonathan Drouin
5Cedric Paquette
6Michael Bournival
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Ryan Callahan
3Brayden Point
4J.T. Brown
5Erik Condra
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Braydon Coburn
5Nikita Nesterov
6Andrej Sustr
7Luke Witkowski
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy