Andrej Šustr
Andrej Sustr Lightning.jpg
Born November 29 1990 (1990-11-29) (age 26),
Plzeň, Czechoslovakia
6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2013–present

Andrej Šustr (born November 29, 1990) is a Czech professional ice hockey defenceman, currently playing with the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL). An undrafted player, Sustr made his National Hockey League (NHL) debut with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2013 after playing three seasons of college hockey with the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks.

Playing careerEdit

Šustr grew up in Plzeň in the Czech Republic but after finding little opportunity in his home town, was encouraged to move to the United States at age 17 to play junior hockey. He spent a year with the Kenai River Brown Bears of the North American Hockey League in 2008–09 before moving up to the Youngstown Phantoms of the United States Hockey League (USHL) in 2009–10.[1] The Nebraska–Omaha Mavericks men's ice hockey program recruited the six-foot-eight-inch tall defenceman to join their program in 2010.[2] He played three seasons of college hockey with the Mavericks, appearing in 111 games and recorded 7 goals and 45 points.[3]

An undrafted player, Šustr participated in NHL development camps with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers. After completing his junior season at Omaha-Nebraska, he signed a professional contract with the Lightning on March 21, 2013.[4] He made his NHL debut on March 29 against the New Jersey Devils.[5] He appeared in two games in Tampa before being assigned to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch.[6] He appeared in eight regular season games with Syracuse, scoring two goals and adding an assist,[3] while the Crunch reached the Calder Cup final against the Grand Rapids Griffins.[7]

Sustr scored his first NHL goal on April 5, 2014 against Kari Lehtonen of the Dallas Stars.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Kenai River Brown Bears NAHL 36 1 7 8 58
2009–10 Youngstown Phantoms USHL 50 1 18 19 95
2010–11 Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks WCHA 39 2 7 9 38
2011–12 Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks WCHA 33 4 13 17 26
2012–13 Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks WCHA 39 9 16 25 53
2012–13 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Syracuse Crunch AHL 8 2 1 3 8 18 2 5 7 25
2013–14 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 43 1 7 8 16 3 0 0 0 2
2013–14 Syracuse Crunch AHL 12 1 3 4 2
NHL totals 45 1 7 8 16 3 0 0 0 2


Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Czech Republic WJC 7th 5 0 0 0 6
Junior totals 5 0 0 0 6

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
All-WCHA Third Team 2012–13


  1. Jáchim, Václav. "Andrej Šustr jde vlastní cestou, z americké juniorky by rád zamířil na univerzitu",, 2009-12-27. Retrieved on 2013-06-14. (Czech) 
  2. White, Rob. "Mavs defenseman a big problem for opponents",, 2011-10-26. Retrieved on 2013-06-14. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Andrej Sustr statistics. The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on 2013-06-14.
  4. "Lightning sign college free agent Andrej Sustr", National Hockey League, 2013-03-21. Retrieved on 2013-06-14. 
  5. Smith, Joe. "Lightning's Sustr makes NHL debut", Tampa Bay Times, 2013-03-29. Retrieved on 2013-06-14. 
  6. "Lightning assign Angelidis, Palat, Sustr and Desjardins to Syracuse -- Brett Connolly and Dana Tyrell recalled to Tampa", Syracuse Crunch Hockey Club, 2013-04-03. Retrieved on 2013-06-14. 
  7. "Griffins beat Crunch for 2–0 Calder Cup final lead", The Sports Network, 2013-06-09. Retrieved on 2013-06-14. 

External linksEdit

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