|DRAFTED:||LAK: 2000-118 overall|
Acquired from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2013 National Hockey League Draft on June 22, 2012.
Selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the fourth round (118th overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. Signed as a free agent by Bratislava on September 27, 2004. Traded from Los Angeles to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Jarret Stoll and Matt Greene on June 29, 2008. Traded from Edmonton to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Ray Whitney and a sixth-round selection in the 2010 Draft on March 3, 2010.
Scored 27 points (6g/21a) in 68 games during his third season with Anaheim and his 11th NHL campaign...Led all Anaheim defensemen in goals and was second amongst defensemen in points...Finished seventh overall in team scoring...Recorded six multi-point games...Suffered a broken finger on his right hand after blocking a shot on Nov. 11 vs. Vancouver and missed 13 games...Missed the final game of the season with an upper-body injury suffered on Apr. 5 at Edmonton.
2010-11: Led all NHL defensemen with a career-high 68 pionts (18g/50a) in 81 games during his 10th NHL season and his first full campaign with Anaheim…Led all NHL defensemen in assists, finished second in goals, tied for second in overtime goals (2) and was third in game-winning goals (4)...Finished second on the taem in assists and fifth in points...Posted a career-best plus-18 rating, which ranked second on the team…Appeared in his 700th NHL contest on Apr. 3 vs. Dallas…Had a career-high three-game goal streak (3g/1a) from Mar. 30 - Apr. 3…Set an Anaheim record for goals by a defenseman in a single season with his 17th on Apr. 2 at San Jose...Scored 18 points (7g/11a) with a plus-13 rating in March, leading all NHL defensemen in goals and points…Was the first defenseman in Anaheim history to score a hat trick on Mar. 4 vs. Dallas. His four points (3g/1a) marked a career high and his hat trick marked the second of his career…Set a career high and tied the club record with a plus-5 rating on Mar. 9 vs. NY Rangers…Recorded his 300th career assist on Mar. 2 vs. Detroit…Collected his 400th career NHL point (goal) on Feb. 16 vs. Washington…Scored his 99th and 100th career NHL goals on Dec. 31 vs. Philadelphia…Missed one contest due to back spasms on Nov. 27 at Phoenix.
2009-10: Split the season between the Edmonton Oilers and Anaheim, totaling 45 points (15g/30a) in 73 games...Tied for fourth amongst NHL defensemen in goals and ranked 14th in points...Appeared in his 600th NHL game on Feb. 4 at Minnesota...Missed the final three games of the season with a fractured hand.
2008-09: Scored 31 points (8g/23a) in 50 games during his eighth NHL season and his first with Edmonton...Made his Oilers debut in his 500th career game on Oct. 12 vs. Colorado...Scored his 300th NHL point (1a) on Dec. 28 vs. Nashville...Missed the final 31 games of the season with a right shoulder injury.
2007-08: Appeared in all 82 games during his seventh and final season with the Los Angeles Kings, scoring 41 points (8g/33a)...Led all Kings defensemen in scoring for the third-consecutive season...Collected his 200th NHL assist on Jan. 29 at Philadelphia.
2006-07: Scored a career-high 18 goals during his sixth NHL season with Los Angeles...Led all team defensemen in scoring with 58 points...Ranked fourth amongst NHL defensemen in goals and tied for eighth in points...Selected to the All-Star Game in Dallas and was named the Kings Outstanding Defenseman for the season...Led the team in average time on ice at 24:27...Appeared in his 400th NHL game on Feb. 1 vs. Chicago...Scored his 200th NHL point on Dec. 2 at Anaheim.
2005-06: Led Los Angeles in scoring with 67 points (17g/50a) in 80 games, becoming the first defenseman in franchise history to do so...Named the Kings MVP and Outstanding Defenseman...Finished fourth amongst defensemen in scoring and assists...Led Los Angeles in power-play points (10g/31a)...Scored his first-career hat trick on Nov. 2 at Dallas...Recorded his 100th NHL assist on Nov. 11 at Chicago...Appeared in his 300th NHL game on Dec. 14 vs. Washington...Had a career-high nine-game assist streak (1g/11a) from Dec. 10-28.
2004-05: Played the lockout season in Slovakia with HC Slovan Bratislava, scoring 38 points (13g/25a) 43 games...Added 12 points (2g/10a) in 14 playoff games as Bratislava captured the league championship.
2003-04: Scored 29 points (8g/21a) in 58 games with Los Angeles in his fourth NHL season...Selected as the Kings’ Outstanding Defenseman…Ranked second among club defensemen in scoring…Notched his 100th career NHL point (assist) on Dec. 6 vs. Washington.
2002-03: Appeared in his third NHL season, scoring 24 points (8g/16a) in 57 contests with Los Angeles…Appeared in his 200th NHL game on Mar. 15 at Carolina...Recorded his first multi-goal game (2g/1a) on Oct. 29 at Atlanta.
2001-02: Scored 21 points (4g/17a) in 72 games during his second NHL season with Los Angeles... Appeared in his 100th NHL game on Nov. 24 vs. San Jose.
2000-01: Made his NHL debut with Los Angeles, scoring 39 points (7g/32a) points with a plus-16 rating…Named to the NHL’s All-Rookie team after leading all rookie defensemen in scoring…Finished fourth overall in NHL rookie scoring…Ranked second in rookie assists and third in plus/minus…Made his NHL debut on Oct. 6 at Washington...Collected his first NHL point as part of a two-point night (0g/2a) on Oct. 9 at Columbus…Scored his first NHL goal (R. Esche) on Oct. 28 at Phoenix.