|BIRTHPLACE:||Ústí nad Labem, CZE|
|DRAFTED:||WSH: 2006-34 overall|
|* Won his first two NHL starts, joining Simeon Varlamov as the first Capitals goaltenders to do so since Jim Carey (four in a row in 1994-95)br /> * Made his NHL debut 2/14 at TB and stopped 31 shots in a 5-1 win
* The sixth goalie to dress for a game for the Caps this season (Theodore, Johnson, Varlamov, Machesney, Leonhardt)br /> * An ECHL All-Star with South Carolina, where he was 6-7-0-0 with a 2.28 GAA and a .918 save percentage
Split time between Washington and the Hershey Bears (AHL) … Played in 17 games for the Capitals … Had a 9-4-0 record with a .914 save percentage and 2.75 GAA … Was 7-1-0 with a 1.75 GAA and a .945 save percentage at Verizon Center … Made his first start of the season 11/20 vs. MTL … Recorded career-best three-game winning streak twice (12/19—12/26 and 1/27—2/5) … Registered 38 saves 1/9 vs. ATL for his highest single-game save percentage (.974) … Faced a career-high 45 shots and made a careerhigh 43 saves in a 5-2 win vs. ATL (2/5) … Recorded two wins against ATL to improve to 3-0-0 lifetime against the Thrashers, his best record against any NHL opponent … Had four wins during the franchise-best 14-game winning streak (1/13 – 2/7) … Went 15-6-0 in 22 games with Hershey with a .919 save percentage and 2.24 GAA … Made 42 saves in a shutout victory vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (11/29) … Had wins in five consecutive starts with Hershey (11/4—11/14) ... Went 14-4 in leading Hershey to a second consecutive Calder Cup ... The first No. 1 goaltender in the AHL to win back-to-back Calder Cups since Pete Peeters for the Maine Mariners in 1978 and ’79 ... Had the league’s third-best GAA (2.07) and fifth-best save percentage (.920) in the playoffs ... Won his first eight and last four playoff games ... Went 6-1 in playoff overtime games ... Faced 30-plus shots six times and was 5-1 in those games ... Recorded a shutout in the Cup-clinching Game 6 vs. Texas (6/14) with 22 saves.
2008-09: Played in five games for Washington with a 2-1-0 record while spending the bulk of the season with Hershey and South Carolina (ECHL) … Named the AHL’s playoff MVP (Jack A. Butterfi eld Trophy) after leading Hershey’s run to the Calder Cup … Made his NHL debut on 2/14 at TB and registered 31 saves in a 5-1 victory … Only six of the 11 goals he allowed came at even strength … Went 9-5-2 in 17 regular-season games with Hershey with a .913 save percentage and a 2.70 GAA … Had three games of 40 or more saves, including a 47-save shutout at Binghamton (3/27) … Made 47 saves in shootout win at Manchester (3/22) and 40 saves in shootout win at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (4/4) … Played 13 games for South Carolina, posting a 6-7-0-0 record, a .918 save percentage and a 2.28 GAA … Represented the American Conference at the 2009 ECHL All-Star Game and saved 19 of 20 shots in 20 minutes … Recorded shutouts 11/9 at Augusta (25 saves) and 11/23 vs. Mississippi (36 saves) … Made 46 saves in a 3-2 shootout win at Gwinnett (11/15) … Played all 22 playoff games for Hershey, posting a 16-6 record, 1.92 GAA, .932 save percentage and four shutouts … Led all AHL goalies in playoff wins and shutouts and had the best GAA and save percentage of any goalie who played more than one series … Allowed two goals or fewer in 15 of 22 playoff games, including the last five games of the finals … Won each of his first six playoff starts (4/16—5/3) … Posted back-to- back shutouts in Games 6 and 7 against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (5/10 and 5/12), the first goalie in AHL history to record shutouts in Games 6 and 7 of a playoff series … Had a 28-save shutout of Manitoba in Game 3 of the finals (6/6).
2007-08: Played 33 games with three teams in the OHL … Finished a combined 17-7-5-3 and was ninth in the league with a .911 save percentage … Enjoyed a seven-game winning streak from 10/27—11/25, including three wins with Plymouth and wins in his first four games after being traded to Windsor … Won back-to-back games after he was acquired by Oshawa (1/10—1/11) … Had four outings with 50- plus saves for Oshawa: two overtime losses and two shootout losses … Stopped a season-high 55 shots in a 5-4 shootout loss to Kingston on 3/7 … Played nine playoff games for Oshawa and posted a 7-2-0 record before suffering a season ending injury … Won his first five playoff starts, leading the Generals to a first round sweep of Ottawa … Made 46 saves in a 2-1 win at Ottawa on 3/25 … Posted a .932 save percentage (fifth in the OHL) and a 2.49 GAA (sixth) for the playoffs … Represented the Czech Republic in the World Junior Championship. 2006- 07: Appeared in 41 regular-season games for Plymouth, going 26-8-2-2 with a 2.32 GAA and .932 save percentage … Led the Whalers to the OHL Championship and a spot in the Memorial Cup semifi nals … Named Whalers’ Rookie of the Year … Named the OHL’s second-team All-Star goaltender … Runner-up for OHL Goaltender of the Year Award … Won the F.W. “Dinty” Moore Trophy as the first year goaltender with the best GAA … Won the Dave Pinkney Trophy with Jeremy Smith for the best team GAA … Led the OHL in regular-season GAA (2.32) and save percentage (.932) … Named OHL Player of the Week for recording a 1.00 GAA and .970 save percentage in two wins (4/22) … Set the second-longest shutout streak in franchise history at 164:18 (12/28—1/6) … Appeared in 23 postseason games, going 16-5-2 with a 2.54 GAA and .927 save percentage.
2008: Posted a 2-2-0 record at the World Junior Championship for the Czech Republic … His .910 save percentage ranked fourth in the tournament … Ranked fifth with a 2.50 GAA … Named the player of the game in the Czechs’ loss to Canada. 2006: Won a bronze medal playing for the Czech Republic at the World Under-18 Hockey Championship in Sweden, recording a 3-1-2 record with a 2.44 GAA and .927 save percentage … Twice named player of the game and recorded one shutout.
Selected by Washington in the second round, 34th overall, in the 2006 Entry Draft.
Learned English quickly upon his arrival in the OHL in 2006-07 … Admires Dominik Hasek … Played soccer and tennis growing up … If he wasn’t playing hockey, would want to coach … Enjoys playing tennis, golf and video games and spending time with his dog … Favorite hockey memory is winning back-to-back Calder Cups.