|NUMBER:||22||BIRTHDATE:||February 17, 1975|
|HEIGHT:||6' 2"||BIRTHPLACE:||Ceské Budejovice, Czech Republic|
|WEIGHT:||191||DRAFTED:||PHI / 1993 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||3rd (71st overall)|
Career: Represented Czech Republic at 1994 &1995 IIHF World Junior Championships (14GP-4G-8A-12P combined) and the World Championships in 2000 (Gold Medal), 2004 & 2005 (GWG in Gold Medal Game) as well as the 2004 World Cup of Hockey and the 2006 Winter Olympics (Bronze Medal)… Sr. int'l totals: 37GP-13G-19A-32P… Tallied career high 80 points (25G-55A) with TBL in 2005-06… Scored 1st career NHL goal (w/PHI) on 3/8/97 at PIT (opposing goalie: K. Wregget)… Made NHL debut on 3/5/97 vs. NJD.
2012-13: Recorded 500th career assist on 3/19 vs. NSH... Scored 250th career goal on 3/1 at CHI... Registered 19GP-9G-14A-23P with HC Ceske Budejovice (Czech Extraliga) during work stoppage.
2011-12: Led CBJ in assists (39), finished 2nd in points (55), 3rd in goals (16), and was T-1st in GP (82)… Skated in 1000th career NHL game on 11/25/11 vs. BUF... Recorded 1G-1A-2P in his CBJ debut on 10/7/11 vs. NSH.
Personal: Favorite all-time athlete is Michael Jordan… Favorite TV show is Grey’s Anatomy.
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I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.