|NUMBER:||20||BIRTHDATE:||January 19, 1984 (AGE 30)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 0"||BIRTHPLACE:||Vienna, Austria|
|WEIGHT:||217||DRAFTED:||BUF / 2003 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Right||ROUND:||1st (5th overall)|
Tied his career-high with 9 shots on Oct. 4 vs. OTT… Had a 4-game point streak (Oct. 19 to 26), posting a 1-3-4 record… Was traded from BUF to NYI on Oct. 27… Played his 600th career NHL game on Nov. 1 at OTT… Recorded his 500th career point (goal) on Nov. 2 vs. BOS… Returned to action on Nov. 22 at PIT, after missing 5 games with an upper-body injury suffered on Nov. 9 at CBJ… Tallied 2 goals on Dec. 21 vs. ANA… Set a career-high with a 10-game point streak (Dec. 20 to Jan. 7), posting a 5-10-15 record… Represented Austria at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi… Acquired on March 5 from NYI with a conditional 5th round draft pick in 2014, in return for Sebastian Collberg and a conditional 2nd round draft pick in 2014… Played his 1st career game with the Canadiens on March 6 at PHX…
It's a tribute to him, and everything he's done and deserved is coming to fruition tonight with his jersey in the rafters. He's going to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. And I said today, if he's not, take my stuff out. If he doesn't deserve to be in there first ballot, no one does. Except for (Wayne) Gretzky, I guess.