Acquired: Acquired from Atlanta on Feb. 27, 2008, with Pascal Dupuis for Colby Armstrong, Erik Christensen, Angelo Esposito and a 2008 first-round pick.
Drafted: OTT / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (12th overall)
2006-07 SEASON: Played in all 82 games, leading the Thrashers and sharing sixth in NHL with team-record and career-best 100 points (43 goals, 57 assists) … First Thrashers player to reach century mark in points … Set career high for assists to top team and share 12th in league … Tallied 30-or-more goals in six consecutive NHL seasons … Scored 17 power play goals to rank second on Atlanta and tie for fourth in NHL … Ranked third on team with five game-winning goals … Shared team lead with 16 points (five goals, 11 assists) on game-winning goals … Topped team with three short-handed goals to share 10th in league … Led club and set team single-season records with 31 assists and 54 points at even-strength … Represented Thrashers at 2007 NHL All-Star game in Dallas on Jan. 24, recording four assists in game … Team posted 38-10-7 record in games when he notched a point, including 23-4-5 when scoring goal … Took 339 shots to finish third in NHL and top team … Posted points in 55-out-of-82 games … Registered plus or even rating in 58-out-of-82 games, including plus-rating 33 times … Posted team-record plus-18 rating to lead Thrashers … Recorded seven point-scoring streaks of at least three games, including three scoring streaks of five-or-more games … Tallied 58 points (21 goals, 37 assists) over last 48 regular-season games, including 42 points (17 goals, 25 assists) over final 34 contests … Topped club with career-best 32 multiple-point games and 10 multiple-goal contests … Shared first on team with 12 multiple-assist contests … Recorded 300th career NHL assist against Ottawa on March 2 … Recorded franchise-record, 11-game point streak (seven goals, 11 assists) from Feb. 17-March 12 … Skated in 600th career NHL game against New Jersey on Jan. 30 … Recorded second hat trick of 2006-07 against Los Angeles on Jan. 16 … Led NHL players with seven assists for week ending Jan. 1 … Scored franchise-record two short-handed goals at New Jersey on Dec. 19 … Selected as NHL’s Third Star of Week for period ending Dec. 3, collecting eight points (four goals, four assists) in three games … Named November’s Second Star by NHL, notching 22 points (12 goals, 10 assists) to rank second among all league players in 14 games … Equaled team record for most points in two-game span with eight (four goals, four assists) from Nov. 28-30 … Registered first hat trick with Thrashers, and fifth of career, against Toronto on Nov. 30 … Set career high with 15 penalty minutes at Washington on Nov. 22 … Registered six assist streaks of at least three games, including season-best, five-game streak from Nov. 3-10 (eight assists) … Scored goal for 500th career point and set franchise record and career-high with 16 shots against Carolina on Nov. 1 … Recorded one assist in four post-season games … Received Heineken Three Stars of the Year Award as Thrashers player with most points in balloting for Three Stars of Game awards … Named Thrashers Earthlink MVP.
PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Registered 582 points (270 goals, 312 assists) in 629 career NHL games with Ottawa and Atlanta over past nine seasons … Tallied more than 30 goals in last six NHL seasons, and has reached at least 80 points in four consecutive campaigns … Averaged 21:41 of ice time per game over 162 games with Thrashers to rank first among forwards and fifth overall on team’s all-time list … Entered 2005-06 season third on Senators all-time goals list (188), fourth in points (390) and tied for fifth in games (467) … Played in at least 78 games over past seven NHL seasons, including career-best 82 contests in 2006-07 … Reached playoffs in seven-out-of-nine seasons, notching 35 points (13 goals, 22 assists) in 55 career post-season games … Played in NHL All-Star Game three times (2007, 2003, 2001) and was selected a fourth time (2004), but could not compete due to injury
2005-06: Finished third on the team and 11th in NHL with 92 points … Second on squad and tied for 13th in league with 39 goals … Ranked second on club with 53 assists … Third on team with 25 assists and 39 points on power play … Tied for second with 14 power play goals … Set Thrashers single-season records with seven short-handed goals and eight short-handed points … Led league in short-handed goals and shared first in short-handed points … Led Thrashers and was fourth in league with 341 shots … Took one shot in all 80 games, including five-or-more on 31 occasions … Led team or shared first in shots 36 times … Shared team lead and club record with seven game-winning goals, which was tied for 11th in league … Recorded 13 points (six goals, seven assists) over final 13 games … Collected at least one point in 53-out-of-80 games (39 goals, 53 assists) … Recorded point streaks of at least three games on nine occasions, including season-best six-game point streaks from Jan. 1-11 (five goals, 13 assists), and Dec. 5-15 (four goals, two assists) … Team finished 40-32-8 with him in lineup, 21-11-1 when he scored a goal and 30-20-4 when he recorded a point … Collected 25 multiple-point games to rank third on team … Earned 13 multiple-assist contests and seven multiple-goal games … Second on squad with 18 goals and 45 points at even-strength … Third with 27 even-strength assists … Second with 20 goals and 44 points on the road … Fourth with 24 assists on the road … Second on team with 19 goals, 29 assists and 48 points at Philips Arena … Led Thrashers with team-record plus-17 rating … Skated in career-best 21:41 of TOI per game to rank fourth on Atlanta, share fifth among NHL forwards and shared 68th in league … Topped Thrashers forwards and ranked fourth overall on team with 2,099 shifts … Averaged 26.2 shifts per game to top team’s forwards … Led club's forwards in TOI on 31 occasions, and topped the team six times … Skated in 20 minutes-or-more of ice time in 53-out-of-80 games … Led club or shared first on team in takeaways 23 times … Posted plus or even rating in 58-out-of-80 games, including plus-rating 31 times … Finished with plus-17 rating over final 52 games after going even though first 28 games of season … Topped Thrashers with eight assists and 14 points in April … Earned plus or even rating in over final eight games from April 5-18, and was plus-10 in that span … Recorded plus rating in five consecutive games from April 5-13, and was plus-nine in that span … Missed two games with flu-like symptoms from March 20-21 … Recorded deciding goal in 3-2 shootout victory over the NY Rangers on March 8 … Tallied game-winning overtime goal against Washington on March 4 … Shared lead among NHL players with 21 points (10 goals, 11 assists) in January … Topped squad in shots for four consecutive games from Jan. 11-19, registering 30 in this span … Second among all NHL players with nine points and tied for second with six assists during week of Jan. 2-8 … Shared third among NHL players with six points and was tied for second with four assists in two games during week of Dec. 19-23 to be named NHL’s Offensive Player of the Week … Tied team records with four assists and five points against Washington on Dec. 22 … Played in his 500th NHL game at New Jersey on Dec. 15 … Tallied 200th NHL goal at Phoenix on Dec. 5 … Earned 400th NHL point on the second of two assists at the NY Islanders on Oct. 25 … Skated in career-high 28:28 TOI, career-high tying 35 shifts and set season high with nine shots against Nashville on Jan. 11 … Tied season best with nine shots at Los Angeles on Jan. 19 … Set season highs with four assists and five points against Washington on Dec. 22 …
2004-05: Split season with Dukla Trencin of Slovakian Extraleague and Mora IK of Swedish Elite League … Ranked fifth in league with 22 goals and seventh overall with 42 points despite playing in only 25 games with Dukla … Tied for second on Mora with 18 goals and ranked fourth on club with 14 assists and 32 points despite playing in just 24 games
2003-04: Led Ottawa and finished fifth in NHL with 82 points (36 goals, 46 assists) in 81 games … Topped Senators and was sixth in NHL in goals … Ranked second on Ottawa and shared 15th in league in assists, his career high … Led league with 39 power play points … Placed first on club and tied for fifth in NHL with 14 power play goals … Ranked sixth on Senators and second among club's forwards with 18:37 ATOI … Led Ottawa with 233 shots … Registered 19 multiple-point contests … Posted season-high, eight-game point streak from Oct. 9-30 (five goals, seven assists) to tie third longest of career … Topped club with three goals, including two game-winners, and four points in seven playoff games
2002-03: Ranked 14th in NHL with team-high 80 points (45 goals, 35 assists) … Ranked fourth in league and topped Ottawa in goals … Shared second on club in assists … Scored 14 power play goals to top Senators and share 10th in NHL … Was third in league with team-best and career-high 10 game-winning goals … Finished fourth in NHL and led squad with 19.7 shooting percentage … Third among team's forwards and seventh overall with 18:30 ATOI … Took 229 shots to rank second on Senators … Set club season record for hat tricks with three, including two three-goal performances in nine-game span (at Colorado on Nov. 6 and against Columbus on Nov. 23) … Recorded first four-goal game in franchise history, including natural hat trick in 7:05 to set team record, and added an assist to match career high with five points against Atlanta on Jan. 2 … Set career high and team record with 13-game point streak from Nov. 6-30 (12 goals, 10 assists), tying for second longest streak in league of season … Tied career best with pair of three-game goal streaks from March 13-16 (three goals) and Feb. 8-13 (three goals) … Registered an eight-game point streak from March 9-22 (five goals, six assists), tying third longest streak of career … Tallied first goal on penalty shot at San Jose against Evgeni Nabokov on Oct. 18 … Led Senators to 2003 Eastern Conference Finals, topping club with 11 assists and 16 points … Shared second among all NHL players in playoff assists and shared fourth in points … Topped team's forwards with 18:41 ATOI in postseason
2001-02: Ranked second on Senators with 31 goals and 35 assists, and third with 66 points … Topped club with career-best 278 shots … Shared team lead with nine power play goals … Tied for second on club with four game-winning goals … Third among Ottawa forwards and fifth on team with plus-11 rating … Recorded three-game goal streak from March 7-10 to match career high (three goals) … Matched career high with five points (two goals, three assists) at Washington on Nov. 13 … Helped Senators reach 2002 Eastern Conference semifinals, notching 10 points (four goals, six assists) in 12 games … Ranked second on club in playoff goals … Shared second on Ottawa in assists and points in postseason
2000-01: Finished second on Ottawa with 75 points (32 goals, 43 assists) in career-best 81 games … Shared second on Ottawa in goals … Ranked second on squad team with 11 power play goals and seven game-winning tallies … Third among squad's forwards and fourth on team with career-best plus-19 rating … Shared team lead with career-high two short-handed goals … Ranked second on Senators with 249 shots … Set franchise record with five assists and set career high with five points against Tampa Bay on Jan. 4 … Scored first career hat trick against Florida on Nov. 18, including club record two short-handed goals … Skated in career-best 26:21 TOI at Florida on Jan. 26 … Set season best with nine-game point streak, second longest of career, from Oct. 5-27 (four goals, 13 assists), including career-high, six-game assist streak from Oct. 5-19 (10 assists) … Shared team lead with one goal and two points in four playoff contests
1999-2000: Finished third on Ottawa with 56 points (29 goals, 26 assists) … Shared first on team in goals … Ranked third on squad in assists … Shared second on club with four game-winning tallies … Tied for third on Senators with five power play goals … Led squad with 240 shots … Recorded career-best, three-game goal streak (three goals) … Took career-high 10 shots against the NY Islanders on April 6 … Earned Molson Cup, an annual award given to Ottawa player with most points in three star voting during season
1998-99: Played in first full NHL season with Senators, leading team rookies with 30 points, 15 goals and 15 assists … Finished second in voting for Calder Memorial Trophy as NHL's rookie of year … Named to NHL All-Rookie Team … Shared seventh among NHL rookies in scoring, and was fourth in goals … Tallied first NHL goal on Dec. 9 against Florida (Burke) … 1997-98: Notched one assist in seven games with Ottawa … Made NHL debut on Oct. 1 … Recorded first NHL point (assist) in sixth NHL contest at Los Angeles on Oct. 12 … Assigned to Portland (WHL) on Oct. 16.
AMATEUR CAREER: Played one season in WHL with Portland in 1997-98, ranking fourth on Winter Hawks with 85 points (45 goals, 40 assists) in 53 games after starting season in NHL with Ottawa … Second on team in goals … Seventh on squad in assists … Led Portland to 1998 WHL Championship and 1998 Memorial Cup, recording 19 points (13 goals, six assists) in 16 playoff games … Shared seventh in WHL and was third on club in post-season points … Second in league and topped team in playoff goals … Named WHL's Western Conference Rookie of the Year … Named to Memorial Cup All-Star Team … Earned spots on WHL West First All-Star and Canadian Major Junior First All-Star teams …
EUROPEAN CAREER: Totaled 93 points (50 goals, 43 assists) in 79 games with Dukla Trencin of Slovakian Extraleague during 1996-97, 2001-02 and 2004-05 seasons
2001-02: Earned seven points (three goals, four assists) in eight games with Dukla Trencin
1996-97: Ranked third on Dukla Trencin with 25 goals and 44 points in 46 games … Shared fourth on team with 19 assists … Helped team capture playoff championship, notching 10 points (five goals, five assists) in 13 post-season games … Shared second on club in points and was second in goals in playoffs
1995-96: Played for Dukla Trencin's junior club, registering 91 points (42 goals, 49 assists) in 53 contests.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER: Represented Slovakia on 13 occasions in international tournaments, including 2006 and 2002 Olympics, 2004 World Cup of Hockey and World Championships in 2007, 2005, 2004, 2001, 1999 and 1997 … Led Slovakia to fifth-place finish at 2006 Olympics at Torino, Italy, finishing tied for third among all players with 10 points (five goals, five assists) in six games … Second among all players with plus-nine rating, shared third in goals and was tied for fifth in assists … Ranked sixth on Slovakia with six points (two goals, four assists) in six games at the 2007 World Championships in Moscow, Russia … Helped Slovakia finish fifth at 2005 World Championships in Vienna and Innsbruck, Austria, notching seven points (four goals, three assists) in seven games to share third on team and 11th among all players in scoring … Led Slovakia to fourth-place finish at 2004 World Championships in Ostrava and Prague, Czech Republic, ranking third on team and sharing 10th among all players with seven points (two goals, five assists) in nine games … Was Slovakia's top scorer at 2002 Olympics at Salt Lake City, Utah with four goals and six points despite playing in only two games … Posted three points (two goals, one assist) in six games at 2001 World Championships in Nuremberg and Hanover, Germany … Shared team lead with five goals and shared second with seven points in six games at 1999 World Championships in Oslo, Hamar and Lillehammer, Norway … Played for Slovakia at 1997 World Championships, notching two assists in eight games … Competed in two World Junior Championships (1998, 1997), leading the club in 1998 with eight points (four goals, four assists) in six games, and five goals and seven points in six games in 1997 … Played for Slovakian teams competing at 1997 and 1996 European Junior Championships.
PERSONAL: Captured Molson Cup monthly award three times during career with Senators: January 2004, November 2003 and March 2002 … Became second-youngest player to skate for Senators during 1997-98 season at age 18 … Brother, Marcel, plays for the NY Rangers.
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