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Peter Budaj

Basics

Type: 
Non-Prospect
Position: 
Goaltender
Shoots/Catches: 
Left
Height: 
6.01
Weight: 
196
Born: 
09/18/1982
Age: 
34
Hometown: 
Banska Bystrica, SVK
Acquired: 
Acquired in a trade with Los Angeles on February 26, 2017
Last Team: 
Tampa Bay (NHL)
Projects As: 
Veteran backup goaltender
Depth Chart Weight: 
1

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2001
Draft Type: 
NHL Entry Draft
Drafted By: 
Colorado Avalanche
Round: 
2
Pick No.: 
63
Draft Team: 
Toronto (OHL)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Signed
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Eligible
Signing Date: 
06/19/2017
Contract Type: 
One-way
Contract Length: 
2 years
Cap Number: 
$1 025 000
Contract Start Year: 
2017
Contract End Year: 
2019
Contract End Status: 
UFA
Salary: 
$1 025 000
Salary: 
$1 025 000

Bio

Awards: 

2001-02

  • OHL Best GAA (2.29)
  • OHL Best SVS% (.928)


2006-07

  • NHL YoungStars Roster


2009-10

  • World Championship Top 3 Player on Team


2015-16

  • AHL All-Star Game
  • AHL Best Goaltender (Baz Bastien Memorial Award)
  • AHL Best Goaltending Duo (Harry Holmes Memorial Award)
  • AHL First All-Star Team
  • AHL Player of the Week (Apr. 10)

Scouting Report

Scouting Comments: 

A well moving goalie with a good technique. A fast and good blocker hand. Reliable in important games. Has a good attitude. Can have problems with his positioning. (Matias Strozyk)

Strengths: 

Can perform well in big-game situations on occasion. Possesses a starter's mentality but has responsibly accepted his role as a backup.

Weaknesses: 

Continously needs to focus on positioning, since he relies too heavily on his recuperative powers and reactions. Can let in soft goals.

Projection: 

Veteran depth goaltender.

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 1996-1997 HC Banska Bystrica U18Slovakia U18- 5.85 .868|      
 1997-1998 HC Banska Bystrica U18Slovakia U18- 3.98 .864|      
 1998-1999 HC Banska Bystrica U18Slovakia U18- 3.46 .889|      
 1999-2000 Mississauga SteelheadsOHL34 4.01 .882|      
  Slovakia U18WJC-185 3.13 .932|      
 2000-2001 Mississauga SteelheadsOHL37 2.86 .907|Playoffs11 2.51 .929
  Slovakia U20WJC-204 4.01 .875|      
 2001-2002 Mississauga SteelheadsOHL42 2.29 .922|Playoffs12 3.29 .898
  Slovakia U20WJC-204 3.11 .919|      
 2002-2003 Hershey BearsAHL28 2.66 .911|Playoffs1 20.00 .333
 2003-2004 Hershey BearsAHL46 2.80 .916|      
  SlovakiaWCup0 - -|      
  Slovakia (all)International0 - -|      
 2004-2005 Hershey BearsAHL59 2.65 .919|      
 2005-2006 Colorado AvalancheNHL34 2.86 .900|      
  SlovakiaOG3 2.01 .924|      
  Slovakia (all)International3 2.01 .924|      
 2006-2007 Colorado AvalancheNHL57 2.68 .905|      
 2007-2008 Colorado AvalancheNHL35 2.57 .903|Playoffs3 3.33 .908
  SlovakiaWC1 3.03 .903|      
  Slovakia (all)International1 3.03 .903|      
 2008-2009 Colorado AvalancheNHL56 2.86 .899|      
 2009-2010 Colorado AvalancheNHL15 2.64 .917|Playoffs1 6.67 .750
  SlovakiaOG0 - -|      
  SlovakiaWC6 2.76 .913|      
  Slovakia (all)International6 2.76 .913|      
 2010-2011 Colorado AvalancheNHL45 3.20 .895|      
 2011-2012 Montréal CanadiensNHL17 2.55 .913|      
 2012-2013 Montréal CanadiensNHL13 2.29 .908|Playoffs2 6.67 .774
 2013-2014 Montréal CanadiensNHL24 2.51 .909|Playoffs1 9.00 .625
  SlovakiaOG1 4.44 .750|      
  Slovakia (all)International1 4.53 .750|      
 2014-2015 St. John's IceCapsAHL19 3.55 .888|      
 2015-2016 Los Angeles KingsNHL1 3.81 .857|      
  Ontario ReignAHL60 1.75 .932|Playoffs13 2.18 .904
 2016-2017 Los Angeles KingsNHL53 2.12 .917|      
  Tampa Bay LightningNHL7 2.80 .898|      
 2017-2018 Tampa Bay LightningNHL- - -|      

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