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