|NUMBER:||14||BIRTHDATE:||October 31, 1982 (AGE 31)|
|HEIGHT:||5' 11"||BIRTHPLACE:||Kladno, Czech Republic|
|WEIGHT:||196||DRAFTED:||MTL / 2001 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||3rd (71st overall)|
Totaled 3 points (1-2-3) and a +2 differential on Oct. 24 vs. ANA… Led the team in Oct. in goals (6), powerplay goals (3, tied with R. Bourque) and points (11, tied with P.K. Subban)… Led the NHL with 3 winning goals in Oct. (tied with 3 others)… Scored a goal and won 16 of his 21 face-offs (76%) on Nov. 23 vs. PIT… Recorded 2 points (1-1-2) and a +2 differential on Nov. 29 at WSH… Registered 2 points (1-1-2) on Dec. 7 vs. BUF… Had 5 shots on Dec. 17 vs. PHX and on Dec. 19 at STL… Produced 2 assists, 5 shots and a +2 differential on Jan. 4 vs. OTT… Harvested 11 shots on Jan. 11 vs. CHI… Recorded 2 goals and a +2 differential on Jan. 16 at OTT… Led the team in Jan. with 2 shorthanded goals… Suited up for Czech Republic at the Olympic Games in Sochi… Had a 4-game point streak (March 16 to22), posting a 1-3-4 record… Tallied 2 goals on March 27 at DET…
It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.