|BIRTHPLACE:||Jindrichuv Hradec, CZE|
|DRAFTED:||SJS: 2003-6 overall|
|2009 POSTSEASON NOTES:
- T-2nd on team lead in shots (20)
2008-09 REGULAR SEASON NOTES:
- Sharks are 17-2-1in games when he scores a goal
- T-20th in the League in game-winning goals (6)
- His goal on March 19 vs. Nashville gave him his third consecutive 20-goal season.
- Played in his 300th career game on March 10 at Minnesota
- Tied a career-high with three assists on Feb. 5 vs. Carolina and March 5 vs. Minnesota
- Has established himself as the top-ranked player among Sharks in FIFA '09 by defeating Torrey Mitchell by the score of 5-1
- Brother Zbynek plays for Phoenix
2007-08: Second on team in goals and led in shots (233)…Third on team in points and second in plus/minus (plus-19)…Seventh among all NHL Czech skaters in goals…T-6th in the League and second on the team in game-winning goals (eight)…Tied his career-high seven game point streak (Nov. 4, 2006 vs. Pittsburgh through Nov. 18, 2006 vs. Philadelphia) with nine points (3-6=9)…Tied his career high with four-game assist streak (0-4=4) from Feb. 14-20…Tied a career high for single-game points (1-2=3) vs. Nashville on Feb. 9 and on Jan. 24 vs. St. Louis (1-2=3)…Appeared in his 200th game on Jan. 10 vs. Vancouver and scored a goal…Posted a five-game point streak (3-5=8) Dec. 22-31…Unsuccessful on first career penalty shot against Anaheim’s J-S Giguere on Dec. 16…Missed three games with elbow injury from Nov. 14-17…Accounted for all three Sharks goals in a two-game span from Oct. 10-13…Scored both goals in the Sharks 2-1 win at Chicago on Oct. 10…Playoffs: Posted goals in four out of the six games in the WCSF…Scored the Sharks first goal in Game 5 of the WCSF vs. Dallas on May 2…Scored the game-winner in Game 4 of the WCSF at Dallas on April 30…Posted goals in the first two games of the WCSF.
2005-06: Sixth on San Jose and first among team rookies with 35 points (17-18=35)Voted PlayStation Sharks Rookie of the Year" by Bay Area media 21st among NHL rookies in points and T-15th in goals (fifth on team)Scored GW PP goal on March 25 at MinnesotaRecorded his first career fighting major/game misconduct against Nashville on March 11Set a career-high by recording three points (1-2=3) and a plus-4 against Edmonton on March 9Recorded his first career two-goal game (2-0=2) on Feb. 10 vs. DallasMissed his first game of the season at Toronto on Dec. 3 (knee)Registered his first career multi-point game (1-1=2) at Chicago on Oct. 7Recorded first career assist in season opener at Nashville on Oct. 5Playoffs: Returned to the lineup in Game Five of the WCSF vs. Edmonton on May 14...Missed Games Three and Four of the WCSF at Edmonton with an upper body injury...Recorded at least one point in three consecutive contests (1-3=4) from April 30-May 8...T-8th among NHL rookies in points (1-4=5), T-6th in assists and T-2nd in plus/minus (plus-4)...Earned No. 1 star by recording assists (0-2=2) on both Sharks goals in Game One of the WCSF vs. Edmonton on May 7...Recorded his first career postseason goal in Game Five of the WCQF at Nashville on April 30...Earned first career postseason point with an assist in Game Three of the WCQF vs. Nashville on April 25.