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Peter Budaj

35-Year-Old Goalie – Tampa Bay Lightning

2017-18 NHL Stats

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3.40

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.881

2017-18 NHL Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

How many 30-win backups exist in the NHL? Budaj picked up the starter's reins in L.A. when Jonathan Quick went down last season and never looked back, delivering a 27-20-3 record, 2.12 GAA and .917 save percentage. He arrived in Tampa in February in a deal that sent Ben Bish...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 196   DOB: 9/18/1982   BORN: Banska Bystrica, Czechoslovakia   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #63 Overall in 2001   Show ContractHide Contract

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Peter Budaj Contract Information:

Signed a two-year contract extension with the Lightning in June of 2017.

December 16, 2017  –  Peter Budaj News

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Budaj will command the crease as Saturday's road starter against the Avalanche, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Peter Budaj NHL Stats
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  Goalie Stats
Season Age League Team GP W L OTL SO GAA GA SA SV SV%
2005-06 23 34 14 11 6 2 2.86 86 864 778 .900
2006-07 24 57 31 16 6 3 2.68 143 1499 1356 .905
2007-08 25 35 16 10 4 0 2.57 82 849 767 .903
2008-09 26 56 20 29 5 2 2.86 154 1531 1377 .899
2009-10 27 15 5 5 2 1 2.64 32 386 354 .917
2010-11 28 NHL COL 45 15 21 4 1 3.20 130 1234 1104 .895
2011-12 29 NHL MON 17 5 7 5 0 2.55 44 508 464 .913
2012-13 30 NHL MON 13 8 1 1 1 2.29 25 273 248 .908
2013-14 31 NHL MON 24 10 8 3 1 2.51 56 615 559 .909
2014-15 32 AHL ST. 19 0 9 0 0 3.55 54 483 429 .888
2015-16 33 AHL ONT 60 42 14 0 9 1.75 104 1535 1431 .932
2015-16 33 NHL LA 1 1 0 0 0 3.87 4 28 24 .857
2016-17 34 NHL LA 53 27 20 3 7 2.12 107 1286 1179 .917
2016-17 34 NHL TB 7 3 1 0 0 2.80 13 128 115 .898
2017-18 35 NHL TB 5 2 2 1 0 3.40 17 143 126 .881
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#2 Goalie
  1. Andrei Vasilevskiy
  2. Peter Budaj
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2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

60:00

Average Time On Ice

On average, Peter Budaj was on the ice for 60:00.

Year Ice Time
2016-17 39:50
2017-18 60:00

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2017-18 NHL Game Log   Peter Budaj
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Date Opp W L OTL GAA GA SA SV SV%
Dec 14 @ARI Did Not Play
Dec 12 @STL Did Not Play
Dec 9 WPG Did Not Play
Dec 7 COL 1 0 0 2.00 2 30 28 .933
Dec 5 NYI Did Not Play
Dec 2 SAN Did Not Play
Nov 29 @BOS Did Not Play
Nov 28 @BUF Did Not Play
Nov 25 @PIT 0 1 0 5.00 5 34 29 .853
Nov 24 @WAS Did Not Play
Nov 22 CHI Did Not Play
Nov 18 NYI Did Not Play
Nov 16 DAL Did Not Play
Nov 12 @ANA Did Not Play
Nov 9 @LOS 1 0 0 2.00 2 24 22 .917
Nov 8 @SAN Did Not Play
Nov 4 CLM Did Not Play
Nov 2 NYR Did Not Play
Oct 30 @FLA Did Not Play
Oct 28 ANA 0 1 0 4.44 4 21 17 .810
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Oct 26 DET Did Not Play
Oct 24 @CAR Did Not Play
Oct 21 PIT Did Not Play
Oct 19 @CLM Did Not Play
Oct 17 @NJD 0 0 1 3.69 4 34 30 .882
Oct 16 @DET Did Not Play
Oct 14 STL Did Not Play
Oct 12 PIT Did Not Play
Oct 9 WAS Did Not Play
Oct 7 @FLA Did Not Play
Oct 6 FLA Did Not Play

Peter Budaj: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Budaj saved 28 of 30 shots during Thursday's 5-2 win over Colorado.

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Budaj will patrol the blue paint versus the Avalanche on Thursday, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Budaj made 29 saves in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Penguins.

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Budaj led his team out for pregame warmups Saturday, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports. This indicates that he'll get the road start against the Penguins.

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Budaj stopped 22 of 24 shots in Thursday's win over the Kings.

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Budaj will work between the pipes against the Kings, his former team, on the road Thursday night, NHL.com reports.

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Budaj allowed four goals on 17 shots in a 4-1 loss to the Ducks on Saturday.

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Budaj will patrol the crease Saturday evening against the visiting Ducks, NHL.com reports.

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Budaj allowed four goals on 34 shots in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout loss to New Jersey.

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Budaj will guard the goal in Tuesday's road game against the Devils, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.

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Budaj stopped 28 of 32 shots in Thursday's 5-2 preseason loss to the Panthers.

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Budaj took a 4-2 preseason loss to the Panthers, letting in three goals on 27 shots Sunday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017-18

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2014-15

Budaj served another season as a capable backup to Carey Price, posting a save percentage north of .900 for the third consecutive season. While Budaj has been good for Montreal, it's worth noting that coach Michel Therrien went with an untested rookie, Dustin Tokarski, when Price went down with an injury in the post-season. Budaj has one more year remaining on his contract and will continue to be the team's No. 2 goalie, but Budaj's role will not grow any more than that.

2013-14

Budaj was the Canadiens' backup goalie in 2012-13 and finished the season with a 2.29 goals-against average and .908 save percentage. It's been a good two-year run in Montreal for Budaj, who earned a two-year extension to be with the team through the 2014-15 season. Neither he nor the team holds high expectations. He needs to give Montreal quality back-up play which would allow head coach Michel Therrien to rest Carey Price 25 times.

2012-13

Budaj has one year remaining on his contract as Carey Price's backup. The veteran backstop played in just 17 games last season, posting a 5-7-5 record with a goals-against average of 2.55. He's worth remembering as a handcuff to Price in deeper leagues and a spot start in daily leagues provided it's a good matchup. Given Montreal's inability to regularly score, as well as some spotty defending, Budaj is the most reliable of NHL backups to stash away in most leagues.

2011-12

Budaj joins the Canadiens after six seasons in Colorado, where he served as both the lead goalie and backup at various times. He wont be asked to do much more with the Habs than back up Carey Price and give him a break 20-25 times a year. Hes better than the 3.20 GAA he posted in 2010-11 and should show us better numbers with a better defensive team.

2010-11

Budaj, who was criticized for his play two seasons ago when he was the Avs' starter, was much better last year as Craig Anderson's backup. Budaj played in only 15 games, but his record was 5-5-2 and his regular season numbers (2.64 GAA, .917 SV%) were nearly identical to Anderson's. He will return to the No. 2 role next season and therefore has fantasy value in only very deep leagues.

2009-10

It was painful at times last season, watching Budaj play "hot potato" with Andrew Raycroft for the role of No. 1 goalie for the Avs. Budaj would play brilliantly for stretches at a time last year, then suddenly resemble a sieve for three or four games, forcing the coaching staff to go with Raycroft, who would turn around and do much the same thing. Eventually, this inconsistent play by Budaj made everyone around him realize that, though not quite good enough to be a #1 stopper, he would probably be fine as a #2. Thus at season's end, the Avs dispatched Raycroft and went out and signed Craig Anderson who looks to be a true #1 starter in the making. Unless Anderson completely blows a wheel this year, Budaj will not see nearly as much ice time as he has in past seasons. Draft only in the deepest of leagues.

2008-09

The Avs were counting on a full season with Jose Theodore as their No. 1 stopper this year, with Budaj as the backup. However, Budaj more or less inherited the job by default when Theodore opted to walk away in the offseason via free agency and join the Washington Capitals. So now, with only the mediocre Andrew Raycroft pushing him for ice time, the job is Budaj's to lose. Trouble is, he's been in this situation before, and he's always managed to play his way out of the starting gig due to his inconsistent play. Come February, the Avs won't hesitate to swing a deal for a more dependable starting goalie if they feel they are in the playoff hunt. Buyer beware.

2007-08

Budaj will open the 2007-08 season as the No. 1 goalie, having outplayed the more expensive Jose Theodore last season.

2006-07

Budaj opens 2006-07 as the backup to Jose Theodore. Theodore's grip on the position, however, is tenuous. Budaj is an interesting speculative pick for all owners, and a very good pick as insurance if you own Theodore. As a rookie in 2005-06, Budaj was 14-10 with a 2.86 GAA and a .900 save percentage.

2005-06

Budaj will likely be the second goalie this year, backing up David Aebischer.

2004-05