Martin Erat (Czech pronunciation: ( listen)) (born August 28, 1981) is a Czech professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Erat was selected 191st overall, in the 7th round of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. He was selected as the 12th choice of the Nashville Predators.
Erat made a splash in his NHL rookie year (2001–2002) as a member of the "vowel line" which consisted himself on left wing, Vladimír Országh on right wing, and Denis Arkhipov at center. That year he set a Nashville rookie record for games played (80), assists (24), and points (33).