Skated in 73 games and tallied career highs in points (37) and goals (19) … Ranked seventh on the team in points and sixth in goals … Second on the team with a 14.5 shooting percentage and tied for third with four GWGs … Seven of his 19 goals came on the power play … Tied for third on the team with 13 road goals and tied for fourth with 16 goals outside of the division … Scored Washington’s first tally four times … Set a career high with 20 PIM, but only two Cap forwards who played more than 15 games had fewer … Was +9 in his final 38 games of the season … Team was 11-4-3 when he scored a goal and 17-8-4 when he tallied a point … Averaged 15:04 TOI … Recorded eight multiple-point games … Had six streaks of three games or more with a point during the season … Notched his second career two-goal game 10/25 at DAL … Had two assists 11/26 at ATL … Twice registered goals in three straight games (11/14—11/19, 3g, and 1/10—1/14, 3g) … Tallied one goal, one assist and was +3 at NYR (2/11) … Skated a season high 19:28 vs. TOR (3/5) … Played in all 14 games during the Stanley Cup playoffs, recording four points (3g-1a) …Had a goal in Game 1 vs. NYR in ECQF (first Caps goal of the playoffs) and took 13 shots in the series … Scored the GWG in Game 1 and also scored in Game 6 against PIT in ECSF.
Appeared in 75 games for Washington, recording 30 points (10g-20a) … Ranked ninth on team in scoring … Averaged 12:37 TOI … Skated more than 15 minutes 16 times, including a six-game span from 2/13-2/24 … Capitals were 17-7-1 when he recorded a point … Five of 10 goals were team’s first tallies of the game … Notched five multiple-point games … Posted back-to-back tallies (11/8-11/10) … Recorded assists in back-to-back games (2/5-2/6) … Recorded points in consecutive games (2/15-2/16, 1g-2a) … Scored lone power-play goal of the season vs. TB (2/16) … Played in his 100th NHL game vs. NYI (2/20) … Tallied a pair of assists and a +4 rating 2/26 vs. MIN … Scored the OT winner 3/27 at TB, his first goal since 2/16 at TB (14 games) … Tallied first goal in 3-1 victory against FLA to clinch the Southeast Division title (4/5) … Played in two ECQF playoff games against PHI.
2006-07: Had eight points (4g-4a) in 29 games with Washington … Tallied one PPG … Scored six of eight points at home (3g-3a) … Appeared in six consecutive games for the Caps from 11/4-11/15 … Registered first assist of the season 11/4 at PHI … Skated in the Capitals’ final 21 games after recall on 2/23 … Tallied seven points (4g-3a) in those games … Scored first NHL goal at NJ (2/24) … Skated in season-high 15:29 at TOR (3/6) … Tallied goals in back-to-back games on 3/16 and 3/18 (3g) … Notched a career-high four points (2g-2a) vs. TB (3/18), one of two four-point games by a Caps player on the year … Totaled 51 points (22g-29a) in 45 games for Hershey (AHL) … Finished sixth on the Bears in scoring … Scored seven PPGs and three SHGs for the Bears … Led Hershey with 21 points (5g-16a) in 19 playoff games … Led the AHL in playoff assists for the second straight year … Ranked third in the AHL in playoff scoring … Tied a Hershey playoff record with five points (1g-4a) in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (5/11).
2005-06: Played 14 games with the Capitals in two recalls, recording two assists … Made his NHL debut 11/3 at PHI … Posted his first career NHL point vs. TOR (11/6) … Led Hershey in goals (30) and ranked second in points (63) in just 57 AHL games … Led the team with six GWGs and was second with 13 PPGs … Led all Hershey forwards and was second on the team with a +14 rating … Recorded a nine-game point streak from 10/11-11/30 … Had three three-point games during the regular season … Scored both goals in a 2-0 win vs. Manchester (2/18) … Led the team in points (32) and assists (21) in the run to the Calder Cup … Led the AHL in playoff assists, while point total ranked second … Had three playoff games with at least three points, including a four-point game against Milwaukee (6/3) in Game 2 the finals (2g-2a) … Had three assists in Game 5 of the finals (6/11).
2004-05: Played 53 games for Portland (AHL) in his first season of pro hockey … Finished 12th on the team in scoring with 19 points (7g-12a) … Two of his goals were PPGs and two were GWGs … Scored both Portland goals in a 3-2 overtime loss to Hartford (12/19).
2003-04: Appeared in 60 games for Moose Jaw (WHL), setting career highs in goals (33) and points (75) … Finished second on the team in goals, points and assists (42) … Tied for the team lead in PPGs (10) and ranked second on the team in SHGs (2) … Played in all 10 playoff games for Moose Jaw, ranking fourth on the team with seven points (3g-4a) … Led the team with three SHGs in the playoffs … Represented the Czech Republic in the World Junior Championship.
2002-03: His first season of North American hockey, appeared in 65 games for Moose Jaw … Recorded 71 points (21g-50a) … Ranked second on the team in points and assists … Tied for third on the team with nine PPGs … In 12 playoff games, recorded four goals and a team-high 11 assists … Led the team with 15 points in the postseason … Represented the Czech Republic at the World Junior Championship.
2001-02: Split the season between Vitkovice Jr. and Novy Jicin of the Czech-3 league … Recorded 51 points (26g-35a) in 46 games for Vitkovice Jr.
Represented the Czech Republic in the 2008 World Championship, recording five points (2g-3a) in seven games and pacing the team with a +6 rating … Played in both the 2003 and ’04 World Junior Championships, combining for six points (4g-2a) in 13 games.
Selected by Detroit in the second round, 63rd overall, in the 2002 Entry Draft … Traded to Washington by Detroit with Detroit’s first-round choice in the 2004 Entry Draft (Mike Green) and Detroit’s fourth-round choice in the 2006 Entry Draft (Oskar Osala) for Robert Lang, Feb. 27, 2004.
Hobbies include tennis, soccer, squash and video games … Favorite athlete is Roger Federer