Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Radek Bonk
Much was expected of talented centre Radek Bonk when he entered the NHL in 1994-95. His progress took some seasoning in his first five years of pro hockey before he emerged as one of the NHL's most complete forwards in 1999-00. He began the 2001-02 season as a key factor in the Ottawa Senators' Stanley Cup dreams.

Bonk was outstanding for the junior clubs HC Opava and ZPS Zlin. After playing a year for the senior Zlin team, the young forward came to North America and suited up with the Las Vegas Thunder of the IHL. He made the transition to the North American style of play look easy with 42 goals in 76 games and was the top-rated prospect by Central Scouting for much of the year. Following the season he was presented the Garry F. Longman Memorial Trophy as the top rookie in the "I".

Bonk was picked third overall by the Ottawa Senators at the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. He returned to Las Vegas for the first half of the 1994-95 season while the NHL was shut down by the owners'lockout.

By the 1999-2000 season, Bonk formed an outstanding team with Marian Hossa. He recorded his first of two straight 20-goal seasons and was often used to shadow the top scoring centres on the opposition. The talented forward also suited up for the World team in the 2000 and 2001 NHL All-Star Games. Bonk's speed and two-way excellence was a major reason why Ottawa topped 100 regular season points three times in four years. He entered the 2001-02 campaign as a major factor in the club's hopes of attaining playoff success to match its regular season output and continued his strong two-way play for ten seasons, before being part of a three-way trade that landed the former first rounder in Montreal.

Over two seasons in Montreal, Bonk appeared in 135 games played, however failed to break out offensively recording only 44 points. He found himself again on the move as in the summer of 2007 the two-time all-star was signed as a free agent by the Nashville Predators


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1990-91 HC Slezan Opava Jr. Czech-Jr. 35 47 42 89 25
1991-92 AC ZPS Zlin Jr. Czech-Jr. 45 47 36 83 30
1992-93 AC ZPS Zlin Czech 30 5 5 10 10
1992-93 Czech Republic EJC-A 6 4 2 6 6
1993-94 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 76 42 45 87 208 5 1 2 3 10
1994-95 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 33 7 13 20 62
1994-95 Ottawa Senators NHL 42 3 8 11 28 -5
1994-95 P.E.I. Senators AHL 1 0 0 0 0
1995-96 Ottawa Senators NHL 76 16 19 35 36 -5
1995-96 Czech Republic WC-A 8 2 2 4 14
1996-97 Czech Republic W-Cup 3 1 0 1 0
1996-97 Ottawa Senators NHL 53 5 13 18 14 -4 7 0 1 1 4
1997-98 Ottawa Senators NHL 65 7 9 16 16 -13 5 0 0 0 2
1998-99 Ottawa Senators NHL 81 16 16 32 48 +15 4 0 0 0 6
1999-00 HC IPB Pojistovna Pardubice CzRep 3 1 0 1 4
1999-00 Ottawa Senators NHL 80 23 37 60 53 -2 6 0 0 0 8
2000-01 Ottawa Senators NHL 74 23 36 59 52 +27 2 0 0 0 2
2001-02 Ottawa Senators NHL 82 25 45 70 52 +3 12 3 7 10 6
2002-03 Ottawa Senators NHL 70 22 32 54 36 +6 18 6 5 11 10
2003-04 Ottawa Senators NHL 66 12 32 44 66 +2 7 0 2 2 0
2004-05 HC Ocelari Trinec CzRep 27 6 10 16 44
2004-05 HC Hame Zlin CzRep 6 3 2 5 4 6 0 2 2 8
2005-06 Montreal Canadiens NHL 61 6 15 21 52 -3 6 2 0 2 2
2006-07 Montreal Canadiens NHL 74 13 10 23 54 0
2007-08 Nashville Predators NHL 79 14 15 29 40 -31 6 1 0 1 2
2008-09 Nashville Predators NHL 66 9 16 25 34 -12
2009-10 HC Ocelari Trinec CzRep 39 5 12 17 60 5 2 3 5 4
2009-10 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 7 0 2 2 6
2010-11 HC Ocelari Trinec CzRep 50 14 25 39 68 18 6 7 13 24
2011-12 HC Ocelari Trinec CzRep 48 11 14 25 44 5 0 1 1 0
2012-13 HC Ocelari Trinec CzRep 39 14 26 40 30 13 4 6 10 10
2013-14 HC Ocelari Trinec CzRep 49 8 23 31 30 11 4 8 12 6
NHL Totals 969 194 303 497 581 73 12 15 27 42


Garry F. Longman Memorial Trophy (IHL - Rookie of the Year) (1994) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2000, 2001) Traded to Los Angeles by Ottawa for Los Angeles' 3rd round pick (Shawn Weller) in 2004 NHL Draft, June 26, 2004. Traded to Montreal by Los Angeles with Cristobal Huet for Mathieu Garon and San Jose's 3rd round pick (previously acquired, Los Angeles selected Paul Baier) in 2004 NHL Draft, June 26, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Trinec (CzRep), September 17, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Zlin (CzRep), January 31, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 2, 2007. Signed as a free agen by Yaroslavl (KHL), July 22, 2009.
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