Radek Bonk Radek Bonk



Radek Bonk




Born: January 9, 1976 (Krnov, Czech Republic)
Size: 6'2, 216 lbs
Position: Centre
Shoots: Left
Resides: Krnov, Czech Republic
Acquired: 1994 NHL Entry Draft, June 28, 1994
Drafted: 1994 NHL Entry Draft Ottawa's 1st choice, 3rd overall
Transactions: None
Last Amateur Club & League: ZPS Zlin (Czech Elite), 1992-93

Considering he joined the IHL at age 17 and scored six hat tricks in two years with the Las Vegas Thunder, it's no surprise the Ottawa Senators used the third overall pick in the 1994 Entry Draft to snag Bonk. Once he arrived in the NHL, Bonk announced his presence immediately, beating the Pittsburgh Penguins' Ken Wregget for his first NHL goal on his first NHL shot. The young center came into his own in 1999-2000, when he played 80 games, collected 60 points and earned his first NHL All-Star Game appearance. Bonk also notched five game-winning goals that season. -- Pete Iorizzo

2001-2002 HIGHLIGHTS

Finished second on team in points and tied for 21st in the NHL with 70 (25-45) Tied for 15th in the NHL in assists Tied for 15th in power-play points (6-21-27) and tied for 10th in power-play assists Only Senator to play in all 82 games Set a career high in games played (82), goals (25), assists (45) and points (70) Recorded his third consecutive 20-goal season Had five game-winning goals Tied for team lead (Alfredsson) in multi-point games (17): 13 two-point; four three-point games Named the game's first and third stars three times each and second star twice Scored his first career playoff goal vs Philadelphia (4/22/02) Had five points (1-4), including one power-play goal and a game-winner in quarterfinals vs Philadelphia Had five points (2-3) in Round 2 vs Toronto . Had three multi-point playoff games.

2000-2001 HIGHLIGHTS

Finished 10th in the NHL for plus/minus (+27)...Recorded two goals, including the game winner, against Montreal (Feb 18)...Scored a goal for World Team at NHL All-Star Game in Denver (Feb 4) ... marked his second consecutive trip to the All-Star Game...Tied Senators franchise record with career-high six points (3-3) vs Tampa Bay (Jan 4) ... marked his first career hat-trick...Twice matched his career high with three assists - at Philadelphia (Nov 11) and vs Tampa Bay (Jan 4)...2nd in all-time Senators games played (471), 4th in goals (93), 3rd in assists (138), 4th in points (231)...INJURIES...Suffered fractured left thumb at Nashville (Mar 24) ... missed the final seven games of the season...Missed game at Buffalo (Feb 19) with the flu ... available to play vs Florida (Feb 22)


Played in every game of the quarter-final series against Toronto, but did not record a point.


Was first in team scoring (23-37-60) ... Was the scoring leader in four series (Anaheim, Islanders, Rangers and Toronto) and co-leader in another six ... Had 13 two-point games this season, his last (1-1) vs Tampa Bay (Apr 9) ... Had one three-point game (0-3) against the NY Islanders (Mar 2) ... Had one four-point game (2-2) this season against Anaheim (Nov 13) ... Scored five game-winning goals, his last vs Toronto (Mar 23) ... Had a three-game point streak from October 28-31, registering three goals and two assists ... Set career season highs in goals (23), assists (37) and points (60) ... Recorded his first career 20-goal season with a power-play goal vs Toronto (Mar 21), it was also the game-winning goal ... Scored his 50th career goal against Toronto (Oct 9) ... Was the only Senator selected for the 2000 All-Star Game on Feb 6 in Toronto ... Recorded a goal and an assist as he made his first All-Star appearance for the World team ... Is 2nd in all-time in games played with Ottawa with 397, 5th in goals (70), 3rd in assists (102) and tied for 4th (with Daigle) in points (172) ... Signed to a one-year deal Sept 17 ... Joined the team Sept 22 ... INJURIES ... Missed two games (Jan 4 @ Carolina & Jan 6 vs Phoenix) because of the flu ... Returned vs Buffalo (Jan 8)


Set personal career season highs for games played (81), plus-minus (+15) and penalty minutes (48) ...Had three two-point games ... Recorded three assists against Tampa Bay (3/8/99) ... Co-leader on the team with six game-winning goals ... Did not record a point in the playoffs.


Was a healthy scratch in the first five games of the Eastern Conference Quarter-Final vs NJ ... Played four of five games of the second round vs WAS and did not record a point.


Recorded at least an assist in Ottawa's first three games of the season ... Had a season-high five shots against MTL on Oct 25 ... Scored a goal against WAS Nov 27 to end a 19-game drought ... Recorded his first assist in 25 games against CAR on Dec 18 ... Missed one game due to a bruised knee (vs COL Mar 5) ... Had his best month in October (3-4-7) with seven points ... Was a healthy scratch in 16 games during the season.


The Ottawa/Buffalo series was his first playoff experience ... He recorded his first playoff point, 1 assist, in Ottawa's 3-2 overtime loss on Apr. 29


He had his best month in February (2-4-6) with 6 points ... His best series was against 7 teams with 2 points ... Nov. 23 vs Harford (3-3): broke his left wrist in the 1st period - placed on IRL Nov. 25 - missed 23 games ... Nov. 8: Injured (abdominal muscle strain) during practice - missed 6 games ... Named the game's 1st star Nov. 1 vs Detroit (2-2), and was the 3rd star on Oct. 30 against Los Angeles ... Member of the Czech Republic Team at the 1996 World Cup of Hockey ... In three games, with the Czech Team, he scored 1 goal & 0 assists, was -4 in the plus/minus rating, had 1 shot on goal and had 0 PIM ... One of only four Czech Republic players to score a goal in the tournament


Third on the team in goals (16) ... Fourth on team in points (35) ... Scored a goal in his 1st game of the season ... Missed one game with a hand injury ... Failed on first career penalty shot attempt (@ Tampa Bay, Jan. 13, 1996 vs Daren Puppa) ... Surpassed his 1994-95 totals (3-8-11) in only his 19th game of the season


Senators' 1995 Alka-Seltzer Plus Award Winner ... Scored his first NHL goal on his first NHL shot on Jan. 27 in Pittsburgh ... Missed the last five games of the season with an ankle injury ... Had missed only one game before suffering the injury ... Selected by the Ottawa Senators in the first round (third pick overall) of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft


Winner of the Garry F. Longman Trophy (IHL Rookie of the Year), the youngest player to receive the award ... Joined the IHL at age 17 to be the then-youngest European to sign with a North American pro team ... Led the IHL with six hat tricks, including the first ever Las Vegas Thunder hat trick on Oct. 27 vs San Diego ... Named the Thunder Rookie of the Year ... Set a Thunder record 14-game point scoring streak (7-14-21) from Dec. 31 to Feb. 1


Played in the Czech Republic Elite League at age 16


Originally drafted 20th overall by the OHL's Owen Sound Platers in the 1993 Import Junior Player Draft ... Played on the Czech Republic National Junior Team at age 13

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