Acquired from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2013 National Hockey League Draft on June 22, 2012. Agreed to a two-year contract extension on March 29, 2013.
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.
Finished second among Islanders defensemen with 14 points (3g/11a) in 35 games during his first season with the club...Led the team in plus-minus (+12)... Posted three two-point games, including back-to-back two-assist games on Apr. 18 and 20...Placed on team suspension on Jan. 18 for failing to report at the conclusion of the NHL lockout...Had his suspension lifted on Feb. 7 and made his Islanders debut on Feb. 9 vs. Buffalo...Recorded his first points as an Islanders (2a) on Feb. 11 vs. Carolina...Had a three-game assist streak (4a) from Feb. 11-16...Was out of the lineup on March 5 and 7 for personal reasons...Appeared in his 800th NHL game on Apr. 11 at Boston...Appeared in 32 games with HC Slovan Bratislava of the Kontinental Hockey League during the NHL lockout, scoring 16 points (6g/10a)
2011-12: 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 among 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 points (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 team 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... Tied a career high and set an anaheim record fro goals by a defenseman with 18...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 team defensemen with 58 points...Ranked fourth among 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 among NHL defensemen in scoring and assists...Led Los Angeles with 41 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) 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 points (0g/2a) on Oct. 9 at Columbus...Scored his first NHL goal on Oct. 28 at Phoenix (R. Esche).
Played six seasons (1994-2000) with Slovan Bratislava/Slovan Harvard Bratislava prior to starting his NHL career...Scored 140 points (67g/73a) in 243 career games.
2013: Made his fourth career Stanley Cup Playoffs appearance, recording two assists in six games during the Islanders’ Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against Pittsburgh.
2011: Made his third career Stanley Cup Playoff appearance, playing in all six of Anaheim’s Conference Quarterfinal games vs. Nashville and recording three assists.
2002: Appeared in four of Los Angeles’ Conference Quarterfinal contests against Colorado, collecting his first career playoff point (1a) in Game Six on Apr. 27.
2001: Made his postseason debut with Los Angeles, appearing in three Conference Quarterfinal contests against Detroit and five Conference Semifinal games against Colorado.
Represented Slovakia at four Winter Olympics (2010 - Vancouver; 2006 - Torino; 2002 - Salt Lake City; 1998 - Nagano), totaling eight points (3g/5a) in 19 games...Was also a member of the Slovakian National Team at the 1996 and 2004 World Cups of Hockey, and at nine World Championships (2011 - Slovakia; 2008 - Halifax & Quebec City; 2005 - Austria; 2003 - Finland; 2002 - Sweden; 2000 - Russia; 1999 - Norway; 1997 - Finland; 1996 - Austria). Won a gold medal in 2002, silver in 2000 and bronze in 2003, when he led defensemen in scoring with 12 points (4g/8a) in nine games... Played in two World Junior Championships (1996, 1995 - B Div.).