|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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The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.