Apr 16, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas (7) looks up against the Montreal Canadiens during the first period in game one of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Birthday, Radko Gudas!

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas turns 24 years of age today.

As the Tampa Bay Lightning are preparing for the season ahead, we have a special occasion here in the Bolts Nation. Today is the birthday of one of our favorite Lightning defenseman, Radko Gudas.

Gudas has been an invaluable asset to the Lightning since being brought up from the Tampa Bay Lightning’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch.

Last season, Gudas was ranked ninth among all the rookie defensemen in the National Hockey League in points.

In the 73 games he suited up for with the Tampa Bay Lightning, he was able to score 3 goals and 19 assists for a total of 22 points to accompany a plus-2 rating.

Now that the Lightning has their ongoing goalie issues under control thanks to the spectacular skill of Bolts netminder Ben Bishop, the Lightning can focus their attention on another category that needs attention, the defensemen.

Having a defenseman like Gudas in the lineup will be a great service to Victor Hedman who will be looked upon to lead the Lightning defenseman once camp opens up later this year.

So, getting back to the topic at hand, join us here at Bolts By the Bay at wishing Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas a very Happy Birthday!

 

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