|NUMBER:||9||BIRTHDATE:||December 7, 1984 (AGE 29)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 2"||BIRTHPLACE:||Jindrichuv Hradec, Czech Republic|
|WEIGHT:||216||DRAFTED:||SJS / 2003 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||1st (6th overall)|
Notes: Missed games: Has not missed any 2013-14 regular season games due to injury ... Scored the Senators' first goal of the season in each of the two most recent NHL campaigns -- 10/7/11 at Detroit (5-3 loss) and 1/19/13 at Winnipeg (4-1 win) ... Recorded the 200th assist of his NHL career on Jan. 30 vs Tampa Bay (5-3 win).
2012-13: Sustained a right knee injury during warm-up on Feb. 13 at Pittsburgh (4-2 loss) and missed 25 of the next 27 regular season games due to the injury ... Was limited to 23 regular season games ... Reached 300 penalty minutes for his NHL career on April 27 vs. Philadelphia (2-1 loss) ... Played in all 10 of Ottawa’s playoff games, scoring three goals and adding two assists ... Recorded his first career shorthanded goal in the post-season on May 22 vs. Pittsburgh (7-3 loss).
Career game highs: Goals: 3 (2x) last: 3/6/12 at Tampa Bay (7-3 win); Assists: 3 (4x) last: 3/5/09 vs Minnesota (with San Jose); Points: 4, (3-1), 3/6/12 at Tampa Bay (7-3 win)
I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.