POSITION: Right Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
BIRTHPLACE: Trencin, SVK
DRAFTED: MIN: 2000-3 overall
|World Junior Under-18 All-Star Team (1999 Best Forward at World Junior Under-18 (1999) NHL Second All-Star Team (2012) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2003, 2008, 2012) Signed as a free agent by Trencin (Slovakia), July 5, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Farjestad (Sweden), December 21, 2004. Missed majority of 2008-09 due to hip surgery, January 5, 2009. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 1, 2009. Traded to Columbus by NY Rangers with Blake Parlett and Steven Delisle for Derek Dorsett, Derick Brassard, John Moore and Columbus' 6th round choice in 2014 Entry Draft, April 3, 2013.|
2011-12: Established a career-high in games played (82). ... Tied the franchise record, and his career-high, with three overtime goals. ... Ranked third in the NHL in goals (41), second in overtime goals (three), 14th in shots (276), tied for 11th in game-winning goals (seven), and 15th in points (76). ... Led the team in goals, points and shots, ranked second in assists (35), power play goals (10) and power play points (21), and fourth in power play assists (11). ... Is one of seven Rangers who skated in all 82 games. ... Reached the 40-goal mark for the third time in his career, and second time in three seasons as a Ranger, on Apr. 1 vs. BOS; Became the third Ranger in franchise history to register multiple 40-goal seasons with the team (Mike Gartner -– 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93; Jean Ratelle –- 1971-72, 1972-73). ... Tallied two power play assists and logged 20:57 of ice time on Mar. 28 at WPG; Surpassed the 70-point plateau for the third time, and second time in three seasons as a Ranger. ... Tallied a goal in 19:40 of ice time on Mar. 27 at MIN; Has now recorded a goal against all 30 NHL teams. ... Notched two goals, tied for the game-high with five shots, and was credited with four hits and two blocked shots in 21:07 of ice time on Mar. 24 at TOR; Became the fifth player in Rangers history to record 100 goals in his first three seasons with the team (Adam Graves - 114, Steve Vickers - 105, Phil Esposito - 101, Mike Gartner - 100). ... Tallied the game-winning goal, on the power play, with 0:06 remaining in OT, and added a power play assist in 23:53 of ice time on Mar. 11 vs. NYI; Reached the 60-point mark for the sixth time. ... Notched his 30th goal and added an assist in 18:58 of ice time on Mar. 1 at CAR; It is his seventh 30-goal season and second as a Ranger. ... Tallied a goal in 23:05 of ice time while skating in his 700th career NHL game on Feb. 25 vs. BUF. ... Recorded a season-high, four points, with one power play goal and three assists (two on the power play) on Feb. 11 at PHI. ... Captured MVP honors at the All-Star Game on Jan. 29 after posting a hat trick, adding an assist for four points, six shots and a plusthree rating; Became the fifth Ranger to earn MVP honors at the All-Star Game – Don Maloney (1984), Mike Gartner (1993), Mike Richter (1994) and Wayne Gretzky (1999). ... Tallied his 300th career NHL assist on Jan. 15 at MTL. ... Was awarded a penalty shot at 3:10 of OT (save) and converted in the shootout on Jan. 10 vs. PHX; Is 2-7 career on penalty shots. ... Notched his fifth career OT goal (first as a Ranger) at 3:29 in OT on Jan. 5 vs. FLA. ... Tied his career-high for longest goal streak with a five-game streak from Dec. 17 at PHX to Dec. 26 vs. NYI (seven goals, one assist over the span); Tied for sixth longest goal streak in the NHL this season. ... Tallied two goals, added an assist and posted a plus-three rating on Dec. 20 at NJD; His goal at 4:45 of the third period was his 600th career NHL point. ... Notched two goals, including his 300th career NHL goal, in 21:17 of ice time on Dec. 17 at PHX. ... Registered five or more shots on goal in six consecutive games from Nov. 3 vs. ANA to Nov. 15 at NYI (35 shots over the span). ... Led the Rangers with nine points (three goals, six assists) during the six-game homestand from Oct. 27 to Nov. 6. ... Tallied a goal in four of five games to begin the season (four goals over the span). ... Notched a goal and recorded five shots in 17:09 of ice time on Oct. 7 at LAK; Has now registered three points (two goals, one assist) in three season-opening games as a Ranger. ... Established playoff career-highs in games played (20) and shots (60). ... Ranked third on the team in points (11), second in shots, tied for third in goals (five), second in power play assists (three) and fifth in power play points (three). ... Posted two-multi point performances. ... Tallied two power play assists while skating in his 50th career playoff contest on Apr. 18 at Ottawa. ... Led all skaters in points (seven), tied for first in assists (four) and second in goals (three) in the Rangers’ Eastern Conference Semifinal series against Washington. ... Registered a four-game point streak from Apr. 28 vs. Washington to May 5 at Washington (two goals, three assists). ... Notched two points (one goal, one assist), including his first career playoff overtime goal at 14:41 of triple overtime, on May 2 at Washington in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.2010-11: Ranked second on the team in game-winning goals (four), first in road assists (16), third in goals (22) and road points (23), tied for second in points (48), and third in assists (26). ... Led the team in power play points (16), tied for first in power play assists (nine) and ranked second in power play goals (seven). ... The Rangers posted a record of 10-3-1 when he notched a goal. ... Notched two goals, including the game winner on the power play, and led all skaters with seven shots vs. the Islanders on Mar. 15. ... Reached the 20-goal mark for the seventh time in his career. ... Recorded four goals and one assist vs. Toronto on Jan. 19; the last Ranger to tally four goals in a game was Radek Dvorak on Mar. 29, 2001 at Long Island, and the last to record five points was Mike York on Jan. 23, 2002 vs. Boston (two goals, three assists). ... Recorded his career-high-tying (2002-03) third hat trick of the season, 13th of his career, with four goals, and added an assist vs. Toronto on Jan. 19. ... Made his 600th career NHL appearance on Dec. 18 at Philadelphia. ... Recorded his second hat trick of the season and 12th of his career, including a power-play goal and the game-winner, and added one assist, a plus-three rating and eight shots on goal in a 6-5 win on Dec. 2 at Long Island. ... Registered his second hat trick as a Ranger, and 11th of his career, with three goals, added an assist and posted a career-high, plus-5 rating in an 8-2 win on Nov. 14 vs. Edmonton. ... Missed 12 games from Oct. 18 vs. Colorado to Nov. 9 vs. Washington due to a separated shoulder suffered in the home opener on Oct. 15 vs. Toronto. ... Made his Rangers playoff debut on April 13 at Washington. ... Tallied his first playoff point as a Ranger with an assist on April 17 vs. Washington, and notched his first playoff goal with the Blueshirts on April 20 vs. Washington. 2009-10: Established career-highs in assists (44), points (86), power play goals (14) and average icetime (21:15), and tied his career-high in goals (42). … Ranked fifth in the NHL in goals, 10th in points, 16th in shots, and tied for third in the league in home goals (26) and power play goals. ... Ranked eighth among NHL forwards in average icetime. ... Led the Rangers in goals, assists, points, power play goals, power play points (26), plus/minus rating and shots, and ranked third on the team in power play assists (12). ... Established a career-high and led the team with 26 multi-point performances, including nine games with three-or-more points and seven multi-goal efforts. ... Notched one goal in his Rangers debut on Oct. 2 at Pittsburgh. ... Eclipsed the 40-goal, 40-assist and 80-point marks for the second time in his career. ... The Rangers posted a record of 18-7-1 when he recorded two-or-more points, including a 5-2-0 mark when he tallied two-or-more goals, and were 8-1-0 when he registered three-or-more points. ... Tied a career-high with his 42nd goal of the season, the game-winner, and added an assist on Apr. 9 vs. Philadelphia. ... Recorded his career-high 84th point of the season with one assist on Apr. 7 vs. Toronto. ... Tallied two points (one goal and one assist), including his career-high 42nd assist of the season, on Apr. 3 at Florida. ... Posted his second career 40-goal season with one goal on Mar. 30 at the NY Islanders, marking the 21st time in franchise history a Rangers player tallied 40 goals in a season and becoming the 18th different player in team history to reach the mark. ... Registered two goals and one assist on Mar. 24 vs. the Islanders; the assist was his 40th of the season, marking the second time in his career he has reached the 40-assist mark. ... Notched five goals on the Rangers three-game Western Conference road trip (Jan. 30 - Feb. 2), including his 30th goal on Jan. 30 at Phoenix and his first hat trick as a Ranger on Jan. 31 at Colorado. The hat trick was the 10th of his career and first since posting five goals vs. the Rangers on Dec. 12, 2007; his first goal was the 250th of his career, and his 500th career NHL point … Tallied one goal on Jan. 30 at Phoenix to post his sixth career 30-goal season. ... Tied his career-high with four assists in an 8-2 win on Jan. 19 vs. Tampa Bay, the most by a Ranger since Jaromir Jagr tallied four assists on Oct. 26, 2002 at Phoenix. ... Tallied two assists on Oct. 17 at Toronto to tie the franchise record for longest point streak (eight games) to begin the season by a new Ranger, set in 1955-56 (Dave Creighton); the eight-game point streak is also his longest point streak to begin a season in his career and best start through eight games since he recorded 13 points (five goals and eight assists) to begin the 2002-03 season. 2008-09: Appeared in 17 games with the Minnesota Wild, registering 13 goals and 10 assists for 23 points, along with two penalty minutes. ... Led Minnesota in points during the month of April, recording 10 points (five goals and five assists) in five games. ... Posted seven multi-point performances, including a four point effort (two goals and two assists) on Mar. 25 at the NY Islanders. ... Finished the season riding a seven-game scoring streak, registering 13 points (seven goals and six assists) during the stretch. ... Tied his career-high with a five-game goal streak from Mar. 29 at Edmonton to Apr. 7 vs. Dallas. ... Skated in his 500th NHL game on Apr. 7 against Dallas. 2007-08: Established career-highs in goals (42), assists (41), points (83), and plus-minus rating (plus-17) … Set Minnesota franchise records in goals and points … His eight game-winning goals tied the previous franchise record for game-winning goals that he set during the 2002-03 season … Led Minnesota in plus-minus rating and multi-point games (20) … Tied for the team lead in power play goals (11) … Tallied his 200th career goal on Mar. 15 against Los Angeles … Registered his 400th NHL point with an assist on Mar. 7 at Atlanta … Recorded one goal in the NHL All-Star Game on Jan. 27 at Atlanta … Tallied a career-high, five goals on Dec. 20 against the NY Rangers, making him the first player in 11 years (55th ever) to notch five goals in a single game (last – Sergei Fedorov, Dec. 26, 1996); Added an assist in the contest to record his second career six-point performance. 2006-07: Led Minnesota in game-winning goals, ranked second on the team in goals (30) and tied for third in points (57) … Recorded 17 multi-point games … Reached the 30-goal plateau for the fourth time in his career on Apr. 5 against Edmonton … Recorded a career-high, eight-game point streak from Mar. 9 to Mar. 24, registering 13 points (five goals and eight assists) over the span … Registered his 300th career assist on Feb. 14 vs. Vancouver … Also led Minnesota in playoff goals (three). 2005-06: Led Minnesota in goals (38) and tied for first in game-winning goals (7) … Ranked second on the team in points (66), and tied for third in assists (28) and plus-minus rating (plus-six) … Also tied for the team led with 20 multi-point games … His 38 goals finished 15th in the NHL, while his seven game-winning goals ranked 12th in the league … Notched his eighth career hat trick on Apr. 9 at Colorado … Registered his 100th career goal in his 300th NHL game on Nov. 25 against St. Louis. 2003-04: Led Minnesota in game-winning-goals (four) and shots (220) … Finished second on the team in goals (18), and ranked third on the Wild in assists (22), points (40) and plus-minus rating (plus-10) … Registered his 200th career point on Mar. 15 at Chicago. 2002-03: Led Minnesota in goals (30), assists (35), points (65), game-winning goals (eight) and shots (280) … His three hat tricks on the season tied for the league lead, and he became the fourth player in NHL history to record five hat tricks prior to his 21st birthday … Recorded 15 multi-point games and five multi-goal performances … Became the first member of Minnesota to participate in the NHL All-Star Game, tallying three points (one goal and two assists) and earning Second Star honors in the contest … Was named the NHL Player of the Week from Oct. 20 to Oct. 27, tallying eight points during the span … Set a franchise record with his third hat trick of the season on Dec. 7 at Vancouver … Also led Minnesota and ranked third in the league with 17 points (nine goals and eight assists) during the playoffs … Registered a playoff league-best, eight-game point streak from Apr. 21 to May 7, recording 15 points (seven goals and eight assists) over the span. 2001-02: Led Minnesota in goals (30) and shots (221), tied for first on the team in power play goals (10), and tied for second on the club in assists (37) and game-winning goals (four) … Registered 19 multi-point games and five multi-goal games … Notched his first career hat trick on Nov. 13 vs. Atlanta. 2000-01: Ranked first among all NHL rookies in shots (179), finished fifth in the league among first year players in goals (18) and tied for fifth in rookie points (36) … Led Minnesota in points and shots, and tied for the team lead in goals … Recorded six multi-point games and two multi-goal games … Recorded the first goal in Minnesota’s franchise history in his NHL debut on Oct. 6 at Anaheim.
2004-05: Ranked second on Dukla Trencin in goals (25) and points (52) … Finished third in the Slovak Extraliga in goals, and ranked fourth in the league in points. 2003-04: Registered 13 points (10 goals and three assists) in nine games with Dukla Trencin. 1999-00: Tied for first on the team in goals (25). 1998-99: Notched 20 points (11 goals and nine assists) in 33 games with Dukla Trencin. 1997-98: Recorded 59 points (37 goals and 22 assists) in 36 games with the Dukla Trencin junior team.
2010: Made his second career Olympic appearance with Slovakia (2006) at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada. ... Led Slovakia with four goals and tied for fifth on the team with five points in seven games to help Slovakia finish fourth. ... Led all tournament skaters in shots (31), and tied for first in power play goals (three) and second in goals. 2007: Led Slovakia with five goals and 11 assists in six games at the World Championships. 2006: Recorded seven points (three goals and four assists) in six games for Slokavia in the Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy. 2005: Registered four points (three goals and one assist) for Slovakia in seven games at the World Championships. 2004: Recorded a goal and two penalty minutes for Slovakia at the World Cup. 1999: Recorded three goals and eight assists for Slovakia to lead all skaters at the World Junior U-18 Championship in points (11) as a 16-year old. ... Was tied for fifth among Slovakia skaters in scoring (three goals) in six games at the World Junior U-20 Championship.
His hockey idol growing up was fellow Slovakian national, Peter Bondra. ... Has created the Marian Gaborik Foundation, which strives to actively involve children in organized sports as an alternative to drugs, and helped build an ice hockey arena for young hockey players in his hometown of Trencin, Slovakia. ... Made a guest appearance, along with fellow teammates, on the Sept. 30, 2009 episode of "Late Show with David Letterman" to present the top 10 list. ... He enjoys listening to techno music. ... The Thomas Crowne Affair and Wedding Crashers are his two favorite movies. ... Single.
June 24, 2000 -- Minnesota’s 1st pick, 3rd overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. July 1, 2009 -- Signed with the Rangers as an unrestricted free agent.
LONGEST POINT STREAK: 8, (three times) (last -- Nov. 15, 2009, to Nov. 25, 2009) (eight goals and six assists)
LONGEST GOAL STREAK: 5 (twice) (last -- Dec. 17, 2011, to Dec. 27, 2011 (seven goals)
LONGEST ASSIST STREAK: 5 from Feb. 29, 2008, to March 7, 2008 (five assists)
MOST GOALS, GAME: 5 on Dec. 20, 2007 (Minnesota vs. N.Y. Rangers) (Lundqvist)
MOST ASSISTS, GAME: 4, (twice) (last -- Jan. 19, 2010, vs. Tampa Bay)
MOST POINTS, GAME: 6, (twice) (last -- Dec. 20, 2007) (Minnesota vs. N.Y. Rangers)
MOST PIM, GAME: 14 on March 3, 2006 (Minnesota at Anaheim)
MOST SHOTS, GAME: 10, (twice) (last -- Dec. 20, 2007) (Minnesota vs. N.Y. Rangers)
FIRST NHL GAME: Oct. 6, 2000 (Minnesota at Anaheim)
FIRST NHL GOAL: Oct. 6, 2000 (Minnesota at Anaheim)
FIRST NHL ASSIST: Oct. 15, 2000 (Minnesota vs. Edmonton)
CAREER IN THE SHOOTOUT
SUCCESS RATE: 23.1 percent
GAME-DECIDING GOALS: 2
CAREER PENALTY SHOTS
Nov. 18, 2003, at Pittsburgh (Caron) -- Goal
April 4, 2004, vs. St. Louis (Divis) -- Save
Feb. 2, 2006, at San Jose (Toskala) -- Goal
March 9, 2007, at Buffalo (Miller) -- Save
Oct. 11, 2010, at N.Y. Islanders (DiPietro) -- Save
Feb. 11, 2011, at Atlanta (Pavelec) -- Save
Jan. 10, 2012, vs. Phoenix (Smith) -- Save