|BIRTHPLACE:||Havlicko Brod, CZE|
|DRAFTED:||NYI: 1999-228 overall|
|ISLANDERS TRANSACTIONS: Signed to a one-year contract on Jan. 13, 2013. Selected by the Islanders in the eighth round (228th overall) of the 1999 National Hockey League Entry Draft.
LAST SEASON: Scored 16 points (3g/13a) in 64 games in his ninth season with the Islanders, while ranking fourth on the team in average time on ice (20:50)…Recorded his first assist/point of the year in the Islanders' season-opener on Oct. 9 vs. Dallas…Scored his first goal of the season on Oct. 15 at Pittsburgh…Played in his 400th NHL game on Oct. 30 at Philadelphia…Had a two-point night with a pair of assists on Dec. 2 vs. NY Rangers…Missed two games after being hit in the arm by a Zdeno Chara slap shot on Dec. 9…Suffered a wrist injury on Dec. 22 vs. Tampa Bay and missed nine games before returning on Jan. 11 vs. Vancouver…Scored his second goal on Feb. 21 vs. Florida…Suffered a lower body injury on Feb. 21 vs. Florida and missed seven games.
2009-10: Was limited to just 16 games in his eighth season with the Islanders before being shut down due to a knee injury...Scored his first goal of the season on Oct. 10 at Boston...Played 26:06, his season high, on Oct. 21 vs. Carolina...Scored the first short-handed goal of his career on Oct. 24 vs. Washington...Suffered a season-ending knee injury on Nov. 6 at New Jersey.
2008-09: Established new career highs in goals (6) and shooting percentage (11.1) in 51 games with the Islanders...Ranked third on the team in average time on ice at 21:33...Scored his first goal since Dec. 9, 2006 (a span of 101 games) on Feb. 3 vs. Tampa Bay...Scored his first-career power-play goal on Apr. 4 vs. Tampa Bay.
2007-08: Posted 15 assists in 69 games with the Islanders...Led the team in average time on ice at 22:52...Took a career-high 98 shots...Recorded a two-point game (0g/2a) on Oct. 20 against New Jersey...Skated in his 300th NHL game on Feb. 18 vs. San Jose...Missed 13 games due to a right leg bruise.
2006-07: Matched his career high with 17 points (2g/15a) despite playing in only 43 games with the Islanders...Led the team with a plus-19 rating...Missed the final 30 games of the season due to a fractured leg sustained on Mar. 13 at Montreal.
2005-06: Set a career high in assists (16) and points (17) in his fourth season with the Islanders...Played in his 200th career NHL game on Mar. 19 vs. NY Rangers.
2004-05: During the NHL Lockout, returned to the Czech Republic and played for Budejovice (Czech)...Compiled 30 points (12g/18a) in 30 games...Recorded two goals and three assists for five points in 12 postseason games.
2003-04: Posted seven points (4g/3a) in 47 games as a third-year Islander...Notched his third career game-winner with his first goal of the season on Dec. 9 vs. Tampa Bay...Had a career-high 15 penalty minutes on Feb. 3 vs. Vancouver.
2002-03: In his first full season with the Islanders, posted 13 points (2g/11a) and ranked third on the team with a plus-15 rating...Tallied his first point of the season with an assist on Oct. 26 vs. Philadelphia...Sent to Bridgeport (American Hockey League) on a conditioning assignment Nov. 19-29...Scored his first goal of the year on Dec. 17 vs. Detroit....Notched a career-high two points (0g/2a) on Mar. 25 at Chicago...Scored the game-winning goal on Apr. 6 at Carolina.
2001-02: Scored five points (1g/4a) and posted a plus-five rating with the Islanders in the first 23 games of his rookie campaign before sustaining a season-ending injury...Made his NHL debut on Oct. 5 at Tampa Bay, registering a plus-one rating and two penalty minutes...Tallied his first NHL point with an assist on Oct. 10 at Pittsburgh...Recorded his first NHL goal with the OT game-winner on Oct. 18 vs. Carolina...Registered one assist and two penalty minutes in his first game back from injury on Nov. 23 vs. Toronto...Sustained a season-ending knee injury on Dec. 11 vs. Ottawa.
2000-01: Played in 44 regular season games with Budejovice in the Czech ExtraLeague, tallying eight goals and 18 points with a plus-13 rating.
1999-00: Notched a career-high 18 assists in 45 games with Budejovice (Czech).
1998-99: Recorded career highs in goals (12) and points (25) in 52 games with Budejovice (Czech)...Ranked third on the team with 50 penalty minutes...Appeared in three playoff games, notching two assists.
1997-98: Tallied eight points (3g/5a) and registered 40 penalty minutes in his first season with Budejovice (Czech).
2007: Missed the entire Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. Buffalo due to injury.
2004: Posted a team-best plus-two rating in the ECQF vs. Tampa Bay...Notched his first playoff assist/point in Game 2.
2003: Made his NHL postseason debut and played in four games, recording four penalty minutes.
2011: Helped the Czech Republic to a Bronze Medal at the 2011 World Championships in Slovakia, but suffered a tournament-ending head injury in his first game.
2001: Helped the Czech Republic to a Gold Medal at the World Championships in Germany...Led the tournament in plus-minus, registering a plus-12...Was the only non-NHL defenseman on the roster.
2000: Made his international debut with the Czech Republic, skating in nine games at the World Championships