Safe to say that Erik Cernak was thrown into the deep end of the pool. For a guy who was penciled in to spend the year in Syracuse, the 21-year-old Slovakian defenseman has begun making believers of all that see him play on the best team in the NHL.
This unexpected progression of the young defenseman has been just one good story in this incredible season of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Selected 43rd overall by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2015 NHL draft, Cernak played a couple of seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with the Erie Otters, where he was teammates with Taylor Raddysh and at one point,...
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