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Patrik Bartošák
Born March 29, 1993,
Kopřivnice
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Liiga team
F. teams
Pelicans
WHL
Red Deer Rebels
AHL
Manchester Monarchs
ECHL
Manchester Monarchs
Tipsport Extraliga
HC Vítkovice
HC Oceláři Třinec
Chance Liga
HC Šumperk
HockeyAllsvenskan
MODO Hockey
Ntl. team Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
NHL Draft 146th overall, 2013
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2007–present


Patrik Bartošák was born on March 29, 1993 in Kopřivnice. He is a Czech ice hockey goaltender currently playing with the Pelicans of the Liiga. He was selected 146th overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings.

He is a nephew of former player Radek Bonk.

Club career

Bartošák played junior hockey with the HC Kopřivnice, HC Vítkovice, HC Poruba and HC Frýdek-Místek organisations.

In 2011, Bartošák moved to North America to play with the Red Deer Rebels of the WHL. He played there three seasons. In his first season with the Rebels became Bartošák the CHL Goaltender of the Week on October 16, 2011. During his second season there was Bartošák named the CHL Goaltender of the Week on November 25, 2012, the CHL Goaltender of the Year, won the Del Wilson Trophy for the WHL's top goaltender and made it into the WHL (East) First All-Star Team. In his final season with Rebels after 65 regular season games and 1 play-off game played with them in that season played Bartošák 4 games with the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL, the AHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL. He was also selected into the WHL (East) Second All-Star Team this season.

In the 2014-15 season, Bartošák played with the Monarchs and helped them win the Calder Cup.

Next season began Bartošák with the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL. But on November 15, 2015, after 2 games played, Bartošák was involved in the incident. Bartošák should have beaten his girlfriend in New Hampshire. Bartošák was arrested and released after a few days after depositing 10,000$ and under the condition that he will not approach his girlfriend. After this incident, Kings withdrew the contract and Bartošák was forced to move back to Europe. He finished the season with 10 regular season games and 3 relegation games played with the HC Vítkovice Steel of the Tipsport Extraliga and 2 games played on loan with the HC Šumperk of the 1. Liga.

Next three seasons spent Bartošák with HC Vítkovice and became one of the best Tipsport Extraliga goaltenders. In the 2017-18 season, he was the Tipsport Extraliga's best goaltender in saves percentage (.933) and he also repeated that in the 2018-19 season with the .935 saves percentage.

Before the 2019-20 season, Bartošák moved to the Vítkovice's rival club, the HC Oceláři Třinec of the Tipsport Extraliga. In November 2019, Bartošák tried to commit suicide. He informed his family about his decision and after his family members received his message, they immediately called the police. Police found Bartošák in the car at the gas station near his house under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Bartošák was transported into the Opava psychiatric hospital. Bartošák then decided to start a new life. Of his own free will, Bartošák interrupted his career and began the psychiatric treatment. In January 2020, Bartošák started training again and after a few weeks, he signed with the MODO Hockey of the HockeyAllsvenskan. However, he was again the best goaltender of the Tipsport Extraliga in the saves percentage (.932).

Before the 2020-21 season, Bartošák signed a one-year contract with Pelicans of the Liiga.

International career

As a junior, Bartošák played for the Czech Republic at the 2013 World Junior Championship.

In 2018, Bartošák was a part of the Czech Republic's team at the 2018 Olympics, but he did not play in a single game.

A year later, Bartošák played 6 games at the 2019 World Championship.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Tyler Bunz
Winner of the WHL Del Wilson Trophy
2012–13
Succeeded by
Jordon Cooke
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