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Bolts' Palat named top rookie for January

New York, NY ( - Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ondrej Palat has been named the NHL's top rookie for the month of January.

Palat, 22, paced all rookies in points during the first month of 2014, registering five goals and 11 assists.

Named to the Czech Republic team for the 2014 Sochi Olympics, Palat ranks fourth among all rookies with 31 points (11g, 20a) and second with a plus-20 rating in 55 games this season.

02/04 12:27:11 ET

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