2010-11 Nashville Predators Report Card: Martin Erat

MONTREAL- NOVEMBER 18: Martin Erat #10 of the Nashville Predators skates with the puck while being defended by Josh Gorges #26 of the Montreal Canadiens during the NHL game at the Bell Centre on November 18 2010 in Montreal Quebec Canada. The Predators defeated the Canadiens 3-0. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

With the season now over, it's time to take a look back and examine each player's individual performance. We'll briefly break it down, and then offer a letter grade for the year. It's report cards, Nashville Predators-style, from Blum to Wilson. Next up: Martin Erat.


Martin Erat

#10 / Left Wing / Nashville Predators

6-0

200

Aug 29, 1981



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT

2010 - Martin Erat

Playoffs

64

10

17

1

33

5

50

6

14

0

22

6

7

1

0

0

3

0

135

15


The Skinny: Martin Erat is perhaps the most skilled forward offensively on the Predators' roster. While that's not saying too much, the Czech native is often counted on for a chunk of the team's scoring, and he certainly filled that role this year, tying for the team lead in points. Erat thrived on the "Euro line" with Goc and Kostitsyn earlier in the season, but when Goc went down with an injury, Erat was moved to more of a defensive role on a line with David Legwand and Joel Ward.

The Performance: Erat tied Sergei Kostitsyn for the team lead in points with 50, while playing in only 64 games. In the regular season, he netted 17 goals, and 33 assists, while spending only 22 minutes in the penalty box. Erat was a steady contributor in the playoffs, as well, with one goal and five assists.

The Grade: Predator fans can't expect Erat to produce at a point-per-game level, and he never has at any point in his career. Seeing how Erat met expectations this year, I'll give him a B.

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