|BIRTHPLACE:||Mlada Boleslav, CZE|
|DRAFTED:||OTT: 1999-26 overall|
|NHL All-Rookie Team (2001) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2007, 2011) Signed as a free agent by Znojmo (CzRep), September 24, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Dynamo Moscow (Russia), November 10, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Sparta Praha (CzRep), January 31, 2005. Missed majority of 2005-06 due to shoulder injury vs. Montreal, November 29, 2005. Traded to Chicago by Ottawa with Bryan Smolinski for Tom Preissing, Josh Hennessy, Michal Barinka and Chicago's 2nd round choice (Patrick Wiercioch) in 2008 Entry Draft, July 10, 2006. Missed majority of 2007-08 due to shoulder (October 4, 2007 at Minnesota) and groin (December 22, 2007 at Ottawa) injuries. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 1, 2009. Traded to San Jose by Minnesota for Dany Heatley, July 3, 2011. Missed majority of 2011-12 due to lower-body injury vs. Edmonton, December 17, 2011.|
|2011-12: Sharks were 25-11-3 with him in the lineup…T-4th on the team in plus/minus (+10)…Finished the season on a four-game point streak (1-4=5)…Posted two points (1-1=2) on March 19 vs. Anaheim…Scored two goals, including the overtime game-winner, on March 17 vs. Detroit…Returned to the lineup on March 15 and had three shots in 18:47 vs. Nashville…Placed on Injured Reserve (lower body) on Dec. 21 and missed 39 games…Scored his first goal as a Shark on Nov. 5 vs. Nashville…Recorded two assists in his home debut with the Sharks on Nov. 3 vs. Pittsburgh…Had at least one assist in each of his first four games (0-5=5) joining only Joe Thornton to begin his career as a Shark with an assist streak of four or more games (8, Dec. 2 - 20, 2005 for Thornton)…Recorded a shorthanded assist on Oct. 25 at Nashville…Appeared in his first game as a Shark on Oct. 21 at New Jersey and recorded an assist…Missed first four games of the season due to injury (upper body ; 10/8 - 10/17)...Playoffs: Scored two goals, including the overtime winner, in Game 1 of the WCQF at St. Louis...T-3rd on the team in points (2-1=3).
CAREER 2010-11: Led Wild in goals, T-1st in points and GWG and second in assists...Tallied seven points during five-game point streak (five assists) from Feb. 28-March 8...Minnesota was 15-2-3 when he scored a goal...Recorded 300th assist vs. Buffalo on March 6...Tallied a goal in three straight games from Feb. 18-22...Skated in 600th game at Chicago on Feb. 16 and registered 500th point (goal) vs. Detroit on Feb. 20...Tallied three assists in 14:51 of ice time at 2011 NHL All-Star Game...Scored OT-forcing goal, added helper and was plus-3 at St. Louis on Feb. 11...Recorded three points (two goals), including game-winning goal and plus-3 rating at Calgary on Jan. 19. Second goal was 200th of career...Logged season-high 23:21 of ice time at Columbus on Dec. 27...Had points in 10 of 13 November games (16, 11 assists)...Recorded a point in five straight games (eight, six assists) from Nov. 12-20...Tied career high with three assists at Tampa Bay on Nov. 14...Missed last four games with upper body injury (April 3-10).
2009-10: Ranked second on team with 12 multi-point games, third in points, T-3rd in assists and fifth in goals…Tied career high with three assists at Phoenix on Jan. 16 and vs. Anaheim on Oct. 6…Had season high eight-game point streak (nine, seven assists) from Dec. 28-Jan. 11…Tallied seven assists during career high six-game assist streak from Dec. 29 -Jan. 9…Scored goal in 500th NHL game vs. Colorado on Dec. 21…Recorded fifth career overtime goal at Calgary on Dec. 11…Recorded a point in first three games with Wild (five, four assists)…Missed two games (Oct. 16-17, groin), four (Nov. 20-28, hamstring), one (April 2, illness) and final two (April 8-10, lower body)...Olympics: Tallied two assists in five games for Czech Republic.
2008-09: Led Chicago with a career-high 48 assists in a career-high 81 games…Second on Chicago and T-9th in NHL with a career-best plus-29…Second on Chicago in goals, game-winning goals (five) and shots (249)…Second in NHL and led the Blackhawks with four empty-net markers…Netted 21 of his 29 goals and 51 of his 77 points on home ice, both T-7th in NHL…Paced Chicago with 22 multiple-point performances, matching a season-high with three points in a contest seven times…Recorded 15 points (11 assists) in a career-high nine-game point streak (Feb. 14-March 3)…Playoffs: Led the Blackhawks in scoring…Matched a playoff best with five multi-point games…Posted six points (four assists) in a postseason-high four straight games (May 5-11)…Missed one game due to injury (May 27).
2007-08: Recorded a point in eight of nine games (eight, five assists) from Jan. 30-Feb. 19, including two season-high four-game streaks…Missed 22 games (Oct. 6–Nov. 25, shoulder) and six more (Dec. 23-Jan. 4, pulled groin)…Underwent season-ending shoulder surgery on March 14.
2006-07: Led Chicago in goals, assists, points and plus/minus (plus-15)…Became the first European-born Blackhawks player to lead team in points since Ivan Boldirev (Zranjanin, Yugoslavia) in 1977-78…Shared team lead in power play goals (five)…Matched a career high with four points (two goals) in Chicago debut at Nashville on Oct. 5…Recorded 16 multiple-point games…Tallied five points (three assists) in his first NHL All-Star Game…Missed 19 games (Oct. 21-Dec. 7, sprained ankle) and three twice (Jan. 5-10, pulled groin and April 5-8, shoulder).
2005-06: Missed 58 games (Dec. 1-April 13, shoulder surgery)…Had a career-high four goals at Buffalo on Nov. 2…Playoffs: Led Ottawa in goals and ranked second in points…Totaled multiple points in five games.
2004-05: Played for Moscow Dynamo (Russia), Sparta Praha (Czech) and Znojemsti Excalibur Orli (Czech)…World Cup: Led team and T-3rd at the tournament in scoring.
2003-04: Led Ottawa with seven game-winning goals…Named NHL’s Offensive Player of the Week (Jan. 18) after tallying seven points (four assists) in three games…Recorded the Sens lone hat trick of the season at Pittsburgh on Feb. 22…Netted multiple points in 19 games, including two four-point outings…Missed first five games due to contract dispute…Missed three games (Nov. 22-25, hamstring) and two (Jan. 29-31, groin)…Suspended two games for kicking incident vs. Islanders (Jan. 1) and two for an attempt-to-injure incident vs. Philadelphia (Feb. 26).
2002-03: Fourth on Senators in scoring…Notched a hat trick at Dallas on Jan. 27…Posted 14 multi-point games, including two, four-point performances…Playoffs: Appeared in a career-high 18 playoff games as he helped Ottawa reach the Eastern Conference Final.
2001-02: Totaled six game-winning goals…Named to the Topps/NHL Young Stars Game, but suffered a groin injury and did not play…Recorded a hat trick vs. Phoenix on Dec. 13…Missed 10 games twice (Feb. 4, March 19-21, March 30-April 13, groin)...Playoffs: Notched his first career playoff goal, the series-clinching marker, in overtime at Philadelphia on April 26…Olympics: Made his Olympic debut at the 2002 Winter Games.
2000-01: Ranked third among NHL rookies in scoring…Nominated for the Calder Memorial Trophy...Recorded his first hat trick and four-point game vs. Atlanta on March 14…Accrued 14 points (seven goals) in 15 contests during March to earn rookie of the month honors…International: Captured two gold medals for the Czech Republic in the span of four months in 2000 (World Junior Championship and the World Championship).
PERSONAL: “Marty” or “Kicking Bird” lists these favorites: Chicken (food); Soccer or tennis (sport besides hockey); Jaromir Jagr (hockey idol); Sticks or skates (piece of equipment); First NHL game when assisted on winning goal (hockey moment); Chicago (favorite road city); Chicago (best non-Sharks jersey); Miracle, Young Blood (hockey movie); 24 or Prison Break (TV show); Braveheart or Last of the Mohicans (movie); Hank Moody from Californication (TV/movie character); He has a hidden talent but won’t tell anyone what it is (“Then it’s not hidden”)…Would be a policeman if it was not for hockey (“Went through training for it but did not finish it”)…If he could have dinner with anyone in history it would be Roger Federer…Biggest influence on his hockey career was his parents, specifically his dad (“He played and coached”)…Thinks Patrick Marleau is the fastest skater in the NHL…Believes Niklas Kronwall is the hardest hitter in the NHL…He would like to add the red line back, add no-touch icing, and remove the trapezoid…Thinks Jason Demers is the funniest Sharks player…Anybody but Brent Burns is the best dressed teammate…Thinks Adam Burish chirps the most on the bench (“He is always saying things to the other team”).