Peter Budaj

#31G,
W
30
L
21
OTL
3
GAA
2.18
SV%
.915
SO
7
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 192
Born:
Birth Place: Banska Bystrica, Czechoslovakia
Draft: 2001 2nd round (63rd pick) by the
  • Transcript: Hedman on winning gold, "It’s an unbelievable feeling"
    Raw Charge

    Transcript: Hedman on winning gold, "It’s an unbelievable feeling"

    Yesterday, Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman and Team Sweden won gold at the IIHF World Championship. It was Hedman’s first gold medal playing for his national team; at the IIHF World Junior Championship, Hedman won silver twice, and won bronze at the World Championship in 2010. Hedman was named one of the team’s best three players after posting two goals and two assists in ten tournament games. In the gold medal game, Sweden defeated Team Canada 2-1 in the shootout. Hedman scored Sweden’s only goal in regulation — the game had to go to a shootout to decide the victory. The News & Observer described Hedman’s goal as a “fluke,” but a short-handed fluke: The breakthrough came against

  • NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning Breaking Down Biases Through STEM Education
    Forbes

    NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning Breaking Down Biases Through STEM Education

    I will be the first to tell you I have unconscious biases. I don’t feel too guilty. We all have them. But until recently, I didn’t realize one of them involves hockey. I would not admit that my vision of hockey players did not include women or people of color or migrant workers. That makes as much sense as a vegan butcher shop. Well, my wake up call is from a partnership between the National Hockey League and EverFi, an educational technology company. The NHL has allocated funds for a program called Future Goals. It takes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) into elementary and middle schools across the country. In some ways, education is a curative prescription for the bias that