|NUMBER:||28||BIRTHDATE:||November 18, 1984|
|HEIGHT:||6' 2"||BIRTHPLACE:||Litomerice, Czech Republic|
|WEIGHT:||194||DRAFTED:||FLA / 2003 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Right||ROUND:||2nd (38th overall)|
Has won 52.0% of his draws (725 taken)....Tallied a goal Apr. 6 vs OTT...Registered a goal and an assist Mar. 16 vs WSH...Scored two goals including game-winner Mar. 6 vs. CAR...Played in his 200th NHL game Jan. 20 at NJD...Netted his first goal of the season Dec. 14 at NYI...Recorded an assist and four shots on goal Nov. 21 at NYR...Picked up first point (assist) Oct 12 at TB.
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What we expected is what we got. Very mature young individual that's focused. He is on the right track. He's not only a great hockey individual, but he's a good person off the ice. He seemed to take a leadership role with this group right off the hop and ran away with it, and was vocal, was respectful, was everything it takes to be a Panther. His future looks bright.