|BIRTHPLACE:||Havlicko Brod, CZE|
|DRAFTED:||NYI: 1999-228 overall|
Selected by the Islanders in the eighth round (228th overall) of the 1999 National Hockey League Entry Draft. Signed to a one-year contract on Jan. 13, 2013
Signed a one-year deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets on July 6, 2011.
Scored three goals in 13 games during his 11th NHL season and 10th with the Islanders...Placed on injured reserve on Feb. 4 (retroac- tive to Feb. 3) after suffering an abdomen/groin injury in practice...Activated off IR on Feb. 18 and made his season debut on Feb. 24 vs. Carolina in the Islanders’ 19th game of the season...Scored his first goal of the season, the game winner, on March 5 vs. Montreal.
2011-12: Was limited to seven games during his first year with Columbus and his 10th NHL season...Scored a goal on Oct. 12 vs. Colorado...Suffered a concussion on Oct. 21 vs. Detroit and missed the remainder of the season.
2010-11: Scored 16 points (3g/13a) in 64 games during his ninth season with the Islanders, while ranking fourth on the team in average time on ice (20:50)...Recorded his first point of the year (assist) 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 (0g/2a) 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...Recorded his 100th career point (1a) on Mar. 18 at Carolina.
2009-10: Was limited to 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...Logged a season-high 26:06 of ice time 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 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 during his sixth NHL season 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 Feb. 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 Ceske 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 season 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-1 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 Extraliga, 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).
2013: Appeared in two Stanley Cup Playoff games with the Islanders during their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against Pittsburgh.
2007: Missed the entire Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. Buffalo due to injury.
2004: Posted a team-best plus-2 rating in the Eastern Conference Quartferfinals 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.
Played for the Czech team at three world championships (2000 - Russia, 2001 - Germany, 2011 - Slovakia)...Won a Gold Medal in 2001, leading the tournament in plus-minus (plus-12) as the only non-NHL defenseman on the roster...Won Bronze in 2011, but suffered a tournament-ending head injury in his first game.