|DRAFTED:||TBL: 1992-1 overall|
|EJC-A - Best Defenseman (1991) EJC-A All-Star Team (1992) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1996, 1999, 2003) Traded to Edmonton by Tampa Bay with Paul Comrie for Bryan Marchment, Steve Kelly and Jason Bonsignore, December 30, 1997. Traded to NY Islanders by Edmonton for Eric Brewer, Josh Green and NY Islanders' 2nd round choice (Brad Winchester) in 2000 Entry Draft, June 24, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Zlin (CzRep), August 4, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, August 14, 2005 Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 2, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 1, 2011. Claimed on waivers by NY Rangers from Washington, March 6, 2013. Missed majority of 2012-13 as a healthy reserve.|
Has played the most games amongst active NHL defensemen. ... Has played the most games in NHL history among Czech Republic natives. ... One of only two Czech players (along with Patrik Stefan) in NHL history to be drafted first overall in the NHL Entry Draft. 2011-12: Finished second on Washington in blocked shots (149), and third on the team in plus/minus (plus-11). ... Collected a goal and an assist on Feb. 13 vs. San Jose. ... Registered first multiple-point game as a Capital with two assists on Jan. 24 vs. Boston .... Collected first assist with Washington on Dec. 20 vs. Nashville. ... Scored his first goal with Washington on Oct. 20 at Philadelphia. ... Passed Bobby Holik for the most NHL games played by a Czech native at 1,315 on Oct. 15 vs. Ottawa. ... Led Washington in blocked shots in each of his first three games. ... Made his Washington debut Oct. 8 vs. Carolina. ... Paced Washington in ice time (23:18) and blocked shots (5) on Oct. 8 vs. Carolina. ... Finished ranked tied for second among Washington defensemen in points during the playoffs. ... Led the team in plus/minus during the postseason. ... Ranked second on Washington in penalty minutes. ... Ranked fourth on the team in ice time per game (22:17). ... Recorded the second-most blocked shots (37) on Washington during the postseason. ... Tallied two assists in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. Boston. ... Scored a goal in Game 7 of Eastern Conference Semifinals at N.Y. Rangers on 5/12. 2010-11: Finished fourth in the NHL with 192 blocked shots while playing for Montreal. ... Had a three-game assist streak (Feb. 12-17), posting four assists. ... Registered two helpers and four blocked shots on Feb. 24 vs. Toronto. ... Tallied two assists on Feb. 26 vs. Carolina. ... Led the team in February in points (9) assists (9, led the NHL defensemen) and blocked shots (35). ... Was plus-3 with seven blocked shots on 3/12 at Pittsburgh. ... Played his 1,300th career NHL game on March 17 vs. Tampa Bay. ... Recorded an assist and a plus-4 rating on March 20 at Minnesota. ... Was awarded the Jacques Beauchamp-Molson Trophy for the 2010-11 season. ... In March, led Montreal with 47 blocked shots and tied with a plus-5 rating. 2009-10: Played in 75 games for Montreal. ... He had six goals, 20 assists, 26 points, and 56 penalty minutes. ... Scored game-winning goal on Oct. 26 and named the third star of the game vs. N.Y. Islanders. ... Four consecutive games with an assist from Jan. 7-16. ... Had five multi-point games for the season. ... Got an assist the first game of the season on Oct. 3 at Buffalo. 2008-09: Played in 81 games for Montreal tallying six goals, 27 assists, 33 points, and 62 penalty minutes. ... Had a season high of shots (7) on the first game of the season. ... Had two goals in his the first three games of the season. ... First star selection on Feb. 3 vs. Pittsburgh with one goal and one assist. ... Took 142 shots on goal. 2007-08: Played 77 games in his first year with Montreal. ... Scored five goals, had 21 assists, tallying 26 points, and racking up 38 penalty minutes. ... Went to the playoffs and played in 12 games with one goal, two assists, and eight penalty minutes. ... On Oct. 20, he had three points with one goal and two assists and was selected as first star of the game. ... Had two points on Nov. 17 vs. Boston with an assist and a game-winning goal -- earning himself the second star of the game. ... Took one shot on goal and scored the game-winning goal on March 15 vs. N.Y. Islanders and selected as third star of the game. 2006-07: Played 75 games his last season with Calgary. ... Had seven goals, 31 assists, 38 points, and 88 penalty minutes. ... Had two points on Nov. 28 with one goal and one assist, he was selected as first star of the game. ... Had one assist and eight penalty minutes in six playoff games for the season. 2005-06: Played 51 games his first season with Calgary. .... Had seven goals, 19 assists, 26 points, and 56 penalty minutes. ... Played in seven playoff games for the postseason and had two assists. ... Had three points on Jan. 29 at Chicago with one goal and two assists and selected as first star of the game. ... Scored two goals on March 23 at St. Louis and was selected as first star of the game. ... Had five multi-point games, three multi-assist games, and one multi-point game for the season. 2003-04: Skated in 81 games in his final season with N.Y. Islanders. ... Had seven goals, 22 assists, 29 points, and 68 penalty minutes. ... Played in five playoff games and had one assist, one point, and two penalty minutes. ... On March 31 vs. Montreal, he had three points (two goals, one assist) and was first star selection of the game. ... Scored game-winning goal and had an assist vs. Ottawa on Jan. 19 and was first star selection. 2002-03: In his third year with Islanders, he played in 73 games, had nine goals, 32 assists, 41 points, and 87 penalty minutes. ... Played five games in the postseason with two assists. ... Scored two game-winning goals for the regular season on Dec. 30 vs. Florida and Jan. 24 vs. Philadelphia. ... Had six multi-point games, five multi-assist games, and one multi-point game. ... Played in the NHL All-Star Game. 2001-02: Played in 70 games with 11 goals, 26 assists, 37 points, and 78 penalty minutes. ... Went to the playoffs and played in seven games with one goal, six assists, seven points, and six penalty minutes. ... 10 multi-point games of the regular season and two multi-point games during the playoffs. ... Scored his first multi-goal game of the season on March 10 vs. Atlanta. He also scored the game-winning goal. 2000-01: Played his first year with N.Y. Islanders, had 16 goals, 30 assists, 46 points , and 92 penalty minutes. ... Scored four game-winning goals of the season. ... Had 12 multi-point games, four multi-assist games, and one multi-point game. ... His first game with Islanders, he scored two points (one goal, one assist). 1999-00: Played in 80 regular season games and five playoff games with Edmonton. ... He had eight goals 37 assists, 45 points, and 68 penalty minutes his final season with Edmonton. ... He had one assist and one point during the playoffs. ... He had eight multi-point games and seven multi-assist games. ... On Jan. 25 at Vancouver, he tallied four points with one goal and three assists. 1998-99: In his second year at Edmonton, he put up eight goals, 24 assists, 32 points, and 70 penalty minutes. ... He appeared in three playoff games that season with two penalty minutes. ... From Oct. 20-28 had four consecutive games with at least one point. ... Played in the NHL All-Star Game. 1997-98: Split his last season with Tampa Bay and his first season with Edmonton. ... Played in 31 games for Tampa Bay and finished the season with 41 games at Edmonton. ... Got an assist on his first and last game with Tampa Bay and his first game at Edmonton. ... Scored three game-winning goals with Edmonton. ... From March 30 to April 9, he had five consecutive games with a point. ... Played in 12 playoff games with Edmonton and had six assists and 12 penalty minutes. 1996-97: Played 79 games in his fifth season with Tampa Bay. ... Had 12 goals, 28 assists, 40 points, and 57 penalty minutes. 1995-96: Had career high set for games played (82), goals (16), assists (49), points (65), had 103 penalty minutes. ... Made it to the playoffs for the first time in his NHL career. ... Played in the NHL All-Star Game. 1994-95: Played in all 48 games for Tampa Bay. ... Had 12 goals, 11 assists, 23 points, and 86 penalty minutes. 1993-94: In his second year for Tampa Bay played 64 games, had three goals, 18 assists, 21 points, and a career high 135 penalty minutes. 1992-93: Made his NHL debut with Tampa Bay and played in 67 games. ... As a rookie he had six goals, 15 assists, 21 points, and 71 penalty minutes.
1992-93: Played in two games for the Atlanta Knights (IHL), recording a goal and an assist as an 18-year old.
2004-05: Played 45 games for HC Hame Zlin in his Czech hometown, recording two goals and 16 points. 1999-00: Started season by playing in six games for Zlin before returning to the NHL.
2004: Played for Czech Republic in World Cup of Hockey. 2004: Played for Czech Republic in World Championships. 2002: Played for Czech Republic in Salt Lake City Olympic Games. 1998: Recorded a goal and two penalty minutes in six games as the Czech Republic won the gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. 1996: Played for Czech Republic in inaugural World Cup of Hockey. 1994: Played for Czech Republic at World Championships. 1992: Played for Czech Republic at World Junior Championships.
June 20, 1992 -- Tampa Bay's first pick, No. 1 overall, in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft. Dec. 30, 1997 -- Traded by Tampa Bay with Paul Comrie to Edmonton in exchange for Bryan Marchment, Steve Kelly, and Jason Bonsignore. June 24, 2000 -- Traded by Edmonton to N.Y. Islanders in exchange for Eric Brewer, Josh Green, and 2000 second-round draft pick (Brad Winchester). Aug. 14, 2005 -- Signed with Calgary as an unrestricted free agent. July 2, 2007 -- signed with Montreal as an unrestricted free agent. July 1, 2011 -- Signed with Washington as an unrestricted free agent. March 6, 2013 -- Claimed by N.Y. Rangers off waivers from Washington.
LONGEST POINT STREAK: 8, (three times) (last -- Nov. 15, 2009, to Nov. 25, 2009) (eight goals and six assists)
LONGEST GOAL STREAK: 3 from Jan. 31, 1995, to Feb. 4, 1995 (three goals)
LONGEST ASSIST STREAK: 6 from Jan. 7, 2001, to Jan. 19, 2001 (six assists)
MOST GOALS, GAME: 2, (seven times) (last -- March 23, 2006) (Calgary at St. Louis)
MOST ASSISTS, GAME: 3, (four times) (last -- Jan. 7, 2009) (Montreal at N.Y. Rangers)
MOST POINTS, GAME: 4 on Jan. 25, 2000 (Edmonton at Vancouver) (one goal, three assists)
MOST PIM, GAME: 10 on Oct. 26, 2002 (N.Y. Islanders vs. Philadelphia)
MOST SHOTS, GAME: 9, (twice) (last -- March 23, 2004) (N.Y. Islanders vs. Washington)
FIRST NHL GAME: Oct. 7, 1992 (Tampa Bay vs. Chicago)
FIRST NHL GOAL: Oct. 20, 1992 (Tampa Bay vs. Edmonton) (Ranford)
FIRST NHL ASSIST: Oct. 27, 1992 (Tampa Bay at Quebec)