Introducing: Erik Cernak - LA Kings Insider

Bronze Medal - 2015 IIHF World Junior ChampionshipSecond Round, 43rd overall: Erik Cernak
Position: D
Shoots: Right
DOB: 5/28/97
Height: 6’4
Weight: 207

NHL Central Scouting final ranking: 16 (European skaters)
NHL Central Scouting midterm ranking: 24 (European skaters)
Stats (SVK – Kosice): 43 GP, 5 G, 8 A, 13 Pts, 16 PIM, +7

On his reaction to putting on a Kings jersey for the first time:
Thank you very much. The first reaction is excellent. I am very happy. Thank you very much to your team for drafting me.

On excitement of getting to know Marian Gaborik:
Yeah, those two players – Marian Gaborik and Andrej Sekera – I’m happy.

On his favorite aspects of earning a bronze medal at World Juniors:
I liked to play Canada in Montreal and Toronto, the champions. We won third place, the bronze medal. It was good.

On who he tries to model his game after:
Shea Weber.

On playing professional hockey in Slovakia and now North America:
Maybe next year AHL hockey league, maybe CHL, junior hockey league.

Slovakia v Canada - Semifinal - 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship