Happy Birthday, Tomas Kundratek!

Posted December 27, 2011

Wishing a happy belated birthday to Tomas Kundratek, a Boxing Day baby who turned 22 on Monday (Photo Credit: M. Richter)

For most of the Capitals Outsider readership, Tomas Kundratek isn’t exactly a household name.  He’s the latest addition to the Bears blueline, acquired in a trade with the Rangers back in early November for Francois Bouchard (RW).  So far, the move has looked good for both the Bears and Kundratek – he’s already passed the halfway mark toward his 2010-11 point total (12) in just 16 games with the Bears.

Normally, this is the part of the article where we’d suggest a hypothetical birthday present (good health, league-leading status, etc).  But being the go-getter that he is, Tomas took care of that himself 2:35 into tonight’s game against the Baby Pens.  Braden Holtby provided a strong supporting role in the event, as well, blocking all 28 shots sent in his direction.  After all, who could ask for more than the game-winning goal in a 6-0 shutout victory over the franchise rivals?

M. Richter

M. Richter

Associate Editor at Capitals Outsider
Em is a fan of hockey first and individual teams second, with geographical ties that cross the NHL. She was born in the Midwest, raised along the East Coast, and graduated from a university in Western Canada. A firm believer in context above all else, and a card-carrying on-ice official with USA Hockey, she splits her time between the big picture and the details. When not covering the AHL and ECHL for Caps Outsider, her photography can be found on Behance and Flickr. She also occasionally chimes in about the Hershey Bears on the Power Play Post Show.
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