2006-07 SEASON: Appeared in 82 games with the Rangers, registering 30 goals and 66 assists for 96 points, along with 78 penalty minutes and a plus-26 rating … Led the team and ranked fifth in the NHL in assists (66) ... Led the team and tied for fifth in the NHL in power play assists (34) … Ranked first on the team and sixth in the NHL with 324 shots on goal … Led all team forwards and ranked sixth among all NHL forwards in average icetime (21:45) … Ranked first on the team and tied for eighth in the league in scoring with 96 points … Led the team and ranked 10th in the NHL with 41 power play points … Ranked second on the team and tied for 16th in the NHL with a plus-26 rating … Led the team with 30 goals … Ranked second on the team with five game-winning goals … Registered 26 multi-point games and registered a point in 58 of the team's 82 games … Was one of only two players to appear in all 82 games with the Rangers … Collected 18 points (six goals and 12 assists) in the last 14 games of the season … Registered his 30th goal of the season, the game-winner, on Apr. 5 vs. Montreal, becoming the second player in NHL history to score 30+ goals in 15 consecutive seasons (Mike Gartner) … Tallied an assist and notched the game-deciding goal in the shootout on Mar. 24 at Boston;With the assist, passed Bryan Trottier for 16th among the NHL's all-time assist leaders … Notched his 25th goal of the season, the game-winner, with 34 seconds left in the third period on Mar. 19 vs. Pittsburgh; With the goal, became the first player in NHL history to score 25-or-more goals in 16 consecutive seasons … Tallied three assists on Mar. 17 vs. Boston; With his second assist, became the 17th player in NHL history to reach 900 career assists … Registered an assist and converted in the third round of the shootout to seal the victory on Mar. 11 vs. Carolina … Posted a six-game scoring streak from Feb. 6 at New Jersey to Feb. 18 vs. Chicago (two goals and seven assists) … Notched three assists, including two power play assists and one game-winning assist, on Feb. 10 at Washington; With his second assist, became the 12th player in NHL history to reach 1,500 career points … Tallied a goal on Feb. 6 at New Jersey; With the goal, his 611th, he passed Bobby Hull for 13th on the NHL's all-time goal scoring list. The goal also marked his 20th of the season, making him only the seventh player in NHL history to record 20+ goals in 16 consecutive seasons … Recorded a team-high 11 shots on goal on Dec. 12 at Philadelphia … Registered a goal and an assist on Nov. 25 at Pittsburgh; With the assist, became the all-time leading scorer among NHL players born in Europe, passing Stan Mikita; Also passed Mikita for 12th on the NHL’s all-time scoring list … Notched two goals on Nov. 21 vs. Carolina; With his second goal, passed Jari Kurri and ranks first all-time in goal scoring among NHL players born in Europe … Recorded a goal and two assists, and had a game-high six shots on goal vs.Tampa Bay on Nov. 19 (First Star); With the goal, became the 16th player in NHL history to record 600 career goals and joined Brendan Shanahan to become the first teammates to reach the milestone in the same season; Also, with his 600th, he joined Brendan Shanahan, Phil Esposito and Mike Gartner as the only players to achieve the mark as Rangers … Notched two goals in a span of 26 seconds on Nov. 14 vs. New Jersey; His two goals were the fastest two goals scored by a Ranger since he tallied two goals 15 seconds apart on Nov. 12, 2006 at Pittsburgh … Posted a six-game assist streak from Oct. 5 vs. Washington to Oct. 16 vs. New Jersey, collecting two goals and nine assists over the span … Notched his first goal of the season 29 seconds into the game and also added an assist on Oct. 5 vs. Washington; Was named the 24th Captain in Rangers history prior to the game ... Named First Star seven times, Second Star five times and Third Star eight times ... In 10 post-season games, recorded five goals and six assists for 11 points, along with a plus-six rating ... Led the team with 48 shots on goal and ranked second on the team in scoring with 10 points (four goals and six assists) in the post-season ... Tied for second on the team in goals (five) and plus/minus (plus-six) in the playoffs ... Tallied four assists, including three in the first period, and posted a plus-three rating on Apr. 17 vs. Atlanta; His three assists in the first period tied an NHL/Rangers record (Three other times in Rangers playoff history: last - Brian Leetch, 5/9/94 vs.Washington) ... Registered his 71st career playoff goal, a power play tally, on May 1 vs. Buffalo (Second Star); With the goal, passed Denis Potvin for 16th on the NHL's all-time playoff scoring list ... Notched his 72nd career playoff goal, a power play tally, on May 6 vs. Buffalo ... With the goal, tied Esa Tikkanen for 13th on the NHL’s all-time playoff goal scoring list.
2005-06 SEASON: Appeared in 82 games with the Rangers, registering 54 goals and 69 assists for 123 points, along with 72 penalty minutes … Ranked second in the NHL with 123 points, 54 goals and 368 shots on goal … Tied for second in the league with 24 power play goals and 52 power play points ... Tied for third in the NHL with 69 assists, a plus-34 rating and nine game-winning goals … Posted 37 multiple-point games and recorded at least one point in 64 of the 82 games … Winner of the Lester B. Pearson Award presented annually to the "most outstanding player" in the NHL as voted by fellow members of the National Hockey League Players’ Association … Finished second in voting for the Hart Trophy as the media’s choice for NHL MVP … Named to the NHL’s First All-Star Team … Recorded a goal and two assists, along with a plus-three rating on Apr. 8 at Boston; With the goal, his 53rd of the season, became the Rangers all-time single season goal scoring leader, passing Adam Graves (52, 1993-94) ... Registered an assist and had a season-high 12 shots on goal on Apr. 4 vs. Philadelphia, breaking Phil Esposito’s record (344, 1976-77) for most shots on goal by a Ranger in a season ... Named Offensive Player of the Month for March after tying for the lead among all NHL players with 26 points (12 goals and 14 assists) … Posted a 12-game scoring streak from Mar. 12 to Apr. 4, registering nine goals and 14 assists for 23 points over the span ... Registered an assist on Mar. 30 at Ottawa and passed Rod Gilbert (61, 1974-75) to set the Rangers record for most assists by a right wing in a season ...Tallied four assists, including the gamewinner, along with a plus-three rating, in his 1,100th career game on Mar. 29 at Islanders; Passed Jean Ratelle (109 points in 1971-72) with his first assist and became the Rangers all-time single-season points leader … Recorded his 50th goal of the season on Mar. 24 at Florida, capturing his third career 50-goal season and became only the third player in Rangers history to reach the 50-goal plateau; Also broke Mike Gartner’s club record (49 goals in 1990-91) for most goals by a right wing in a season … Netted three goals for his third hat trick of the season, on Mar. 22 vs. Philadelphia; Set the Rangers single-season record for power play goals in a season (24) with his second period goal … Tallied a power play goal and added three assists on Mar. 18 vs. Toronto, becoming the first Ranger to reach the 100-point plateau since Brian Leetch (102) and Mark Messier (107) in 1991-92; Passed Rod Gilbert (97 points in 1971-72 and 1974-75) and now holds the Rangers record for most points by a right wing in a single season … Posted a six-game goal-scoring streak from Feb. 2 to Mar. 2, registering nine goals and six assists for 15 points over the span ... Recorded two power play goals, including the game-winner, along with one assist in his first game back from the Olympic break on Mar. 2 at Philadelphia; His second power play goal was his 1,400th career NHL point … Recorded a goal and an assist on Feb. 2 at the Islanders; The goal was his 51st against the Isles, passing Mario Lemieux as the all-time leader against the Islanders … Registered his 30th goal of the season on Jan. 24 vs. Buffalo, becoming the second player in NHL history to record 30 goals in 14 consecutive seasons … Was named the NHL Offensive Player of the Month for December, leading all scorers (four goals and 18 assists) with 22 points in 13 games … Recorded his 800th career assist on Dec. 18 vs. Colorado … Registered a 12-game scoring streak, from Oct. 10 at Washington to Nov. 5 vs. New Jersey, collecting 12 goals and seven assists over the span … Tallied his 13th career hat trick and first as a Ranger on Oct. 20 at the Islanders … Was named First Star 19 times, Second Star eight times and Third Star five times on the season.
2004-05 SEASON: Skated in 17 games for HC Rabat Kladno of the Czech Republic Extraleague, registering 11 goals and 17 assists for 28 points, along with 16 penalty minutes … Finished the season with Avangard Omsk of the Russian Hockey League, registering 16 goals and 22 assists for 38 points, along with 63 penalty minutes in 32 games.
2003-04 SEASON: Acquired by the Rangers from the Washington Capitals on Jan. 23 in exchange for Anson Carter … Skated in 77 games with the Rangers and Washington, tallying 31 goals and 43 assists for 74 points, along with 38 penalty minutes ... Registered 29 points (15 goals, 14 assists) in 31 games with New York following the trade ... Made his Rangers debut on Jan. 24 at Ottawa … Registered his first points as a Ranger on Jan. 26 vs. Florida, tallying the game-winning goal and adding a pair of assists … Skated in his 1,000th NHL match on Jan. 30 vs. Buffalo … Recorded his 1,300th NHL point on Mar. 5 vs. Washington ... Registered an assist while skating for the Eastern Conference at the NHL All-Star Game in Minnesota on Feb. 8 ...Posted a 12-game scoring streak from Nov. 24 to Dec. 2, registering 20 points (six goals, 14 assists) over the span ... Appeared in 46 games with Washington prior to the trade, registering 16 goals and 29 assists for 45 points, along with 26
2002-03 SEASON: Skated in 75 games for Washington, registering 36 goals and 41 assists for 77 points, along with 38 penalty minutes. … Ranked first on the team and was tied for 19th in the NHL with 77 points ... Ranked first on the team and was tied for 12th in the NHL with 36 goals … Ranked third on the team with 41 assists ... Tied for fourth in the NHL with nine game-winning goals and was seventh with 290 shots on goal ... Named as a starter for the NHL All-Star Game on Feb. 2 and recorded three assists in the match … Tallied a hat trick on Feb. 4 at Tampa Bay, becoming just the 33rd player in NHL history to register 500 goals … Registered his 700th NHL assist on Nov. 21 at Minnesota … Collected his 1,200th NHL point on Jan. 11 vs. Florida … Skated in his 900th NHL game on Dec. 3 at Pittsburgh … Registered seven points (three goals, four assists) on Jan. 11 vs. Florida, matching a career-high … Posted a season-high, six-game scoring streak from Jan. 26 to Feb. 7, registering 11 points (five goals, six assists) over the span … Equaled a playoff career-high with four points (two goals, two assists) on Apr. 12 in Game Two of the Conference Quarterfinals at Tampa Bay.
2001-02 SEASON: Acquired by Washington from Pittsburgh on July 11, along with Frantisek Kucera in exchange for Kris Beech, Michal Sivek, Ross Lupaschuk and future considerations … Appeared in 69 games, registering 31 goals and 48 assists for 79 points, along with 30 penalty minutes … Ranked first on the team and was tied for fifth in the NHL with 79 points … Ranked first on the team and tied for ninth in the NHL with 48 assists … Ranked second on the team with goals (31) … Selected as a World All-Star Team starter, making his seventh appearance in the NHL All-Star Game … Recorded 24 multiple-point games … Registered four consecutive multiplepoint games from Nov. 17 to Nov. 24, registering nine points (four goals, five assists) over the span … Posted a pair of seven-game point scoring streaks from Dec. 28 to Jan. 9, collecting 11 points (three goals, eight assists) and Mar. 15 to Mar. 26, recording 12 points (six goals, six assists) over the span.
2000-01 SEASON: Appeared in 81 games for Pittsburgh, registering 52 goals and 69 assists for 121 points, along with 42 penalty minutes … Captured the Art Ross Trophy as the league’s top scorer with 121 points, marking the fifth time he has earned the award … Ranked first in the NHL with 69 assists and was third with 52 goals … Ranked fourth in the NHL with 317 shots on goal and was tied for second with 10 game-winning goals … Selected to the postseason NHL First All-Star Team for the sixth time in his career … Named the NHL Player of the Month for the months of November and March and was named the NHL Player of the Week for the period ending Dec. 31 … Finished third in voting for the Hart Trophy as the league’s most valuable player … Voted as a starter in the NHL All-Star Game for the eighth consecutive season and was the leading vote-getter for the third time in four seasons … Tied for second on the team with a plus-19 rating … Registered the league’s longest point and assist streaks of the season with a 16-game stretch from Jan. 9 to Feb. 16 (seven goals, 24 assists) … Tallied a career-high four goals on Oct. 14 vs. the Rangers … Notched his 400th NHL goal on Nov. 13 at Colorado … Recorded his 1,000th NHL point on Dec. 30 vs. Ottawa … Registered his 600th NHL assist on Jan. 13 at the Islanders … Appeared in his 800th NHL game on Mar. 25 at New Jersey … Appeared in 16 playoff games, registering two goals and 10 assists for 12 points while helping Pittsburgh reach the Eastern Conference Finals.
1999-2000 SEASON: Appeared in 63 games, registering 42 goals and 54 assists for 96 points, along with 50 penalty minutes … Won the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL’s leading scorer with 96 points … Ranked third in the NHL with 54 assists and was fourth with 42 goals … Named to the NHL First All-Star Team … Captured his second consecutive Lester B. Pearson Award as the NHL’s outstanding player voted by the player’s association, making him only the fifth player to receive the award in consecutive years … Runner-up for the Hart Trophy as the league’s most valuable player … Established an NHL record by becoming the first player to receive more than one million votes for the NHL All-Star Game … Named NHL Player of the Month for November and was selected the NHL Player of the Week for period ending Nov. 14 … Began the season with a 15-game point-scoring streak from Oct. 1 to Nov. 13, registering 33 points (14 goals, 19 assists) over the span … Tied for a league high with goals in seven consecutive games from Oct. 7 to Oct. 28 (eight goals) … Established a new career high with seven points on Dec. 30 vs. the Islanders, including his second hat trick of the season … Appeared in 11 postseason games, leading the team and ranking seventh in the league in points (16) … Tied for first in the NHL with four playoff game winning goals … Recorded a five-game goal-scoring streak from Apr. 19 to May 2, tallying seven goals over the span.
1998-99 SEASON: Skated in 81 games, registering 44 goals and 83 assists for 127 points, along with 66 penalty minutes … Captured the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player, the Lester B. Pearson Award as the league’s top player as selected by the player’s association and the Art Ross Trophy as the league’s leading scorer … Named to the NHL First All-Star Team … Appeared in the NHL All-Star Game for the fourth time in his career, recording an assist … Ranked first in the NHL with 83 assists, 127 points and 34 power play assists … Tied for second in the NHL with 44 goals and was second with 43 power play points … Ranked second on the team with a plus-17 rating … Posted a 13-game point-scoring streak from Dec. 26 to Jan. 21, registering 25 points (eight goals, 17 assists) over the span … Appeared in nine playoff games, registering five goals and seven assists for 12 points.
1997-98 SEASON: Appeared in 77 games, registering 35 goals and 67 assists for 102 points, along with 64 penalty minutes … Won the Art Ross Trophy as the league’s top scorer … Selected to the NHL First All-Star Team and appeared in the NHL All-Star Game … Runner-up for the Hart Trophy as the league’s most valuable player … Named NHL Player of the Month for March, registering 35 points (15 goals, 20 assists) over the span … Was the only player in the NHL to break the 100-point mark … Tied for first in the NHL with 67 assists and was ninth with 35 goals … Ranked first in the NHL with 31 power play assists and 38 points … Ranked sixth in the NHL with eight game-winning goals … Recorded his 400th NHL assist on Jan. 12 at Carolina … Registered his 700th NHL point on Feb. 6 at Buffalo … Tallied his 300th NHL goal on Apr. 15 vs.Tampa Bay … Skated in six playoff games, recording four goals and five assists for nine points … Ranked first on the team in playoff scoring with nine points.
1996-97 SEASON: Appeared in 63 games, registering 47 goals and 48 assists for 95 points, along with 40 penalty minutes … Ranked sixth in the NHL with 95 points … Named to the NHL Second All-Star Team … Tied for sixth in the NHL with 47 goals … Ranked second in the NHL with a 20.1 shooting percentage … Recorded a point in 50 of his 63 games, including 26 multiple-point games … Recorded a league-high nine-game goal scoring streak from Nov. 21 to Dec. 10, registering 14 goals over the span … Registered a 13-game point scoring streak from Nov. 16 to Dec. 13, collecting 24 points (15 goals, nine assists) over the span … Skated in five playoff games, leading the team with eight points (four goals, four assists).
1995-96 SEASON: Appeared in 82 games, establishing career-highs with 62 goals, 87 assists and 149 points … Ranked second in the NHL with 62 goals and 149 points and was third with 87 assists … Appeared in his third NHL All-Star Game … Set an NHL record for points and assists in a season by a right wing, breaking the marks set by Mike Bossy (83 assists, 147 points in 1981-82) … Established a new record for most points by a European-born player, passing the mark of Peter Stastny (139 points in 1981-82) … Became one of only six players (Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Phil Esposito, Steve Yzerman and Bernie Nicholls) to record at least 149 points in a season … Ranked first in the NHL with 12 gamewinning goals and 403 shots on goal … Appeared in 18 playoff games, registering 23 points (11 goals, 12 assists) … Tied for first on the team and tied for second in the NHL with 11 postseason goals … Recorded an 11-game playoff point scoring streak from Apr. 17 to May 11, recording 18 points (10 goals, 8 assists) over the span.
1995 SEASON: Skated in 48 games, registering 32 goals and 38 assists for 70 points, along with 37 penalty minutes … Captured his first Art Ross Trophy, ranking first in the NHL with 70 points … Became the first European-trained player to win the honor and the first non-center since 1977 (Guy Lafleur) … Named to the NHL First All-Star Team … Finished as runner-up in Hart Trophy voting as league’s most valuable player behind Eric Lindros … Appeared in 12 playoff games, ranking second in the NHL with 10 goals ...Tied for second on the team with 15 playoff points (10 goals, five
1993-94 SEASON: Ranked first on the team and was ninth in the NHL with 99 points … Appeared in 80 games, registering 32 goals and 67 assists for 99 points, along with 61 penalty minutes … Ranked seventh in the NHL with 67 assists … Ranked first on the team with 298 shots on goal and was third with 32 goals … Ranked second on the team with nine power play goals and was tied for second with six game-winning goals … Skated in six playoff games, registering two goals and four assists for six points.
1992-93 SEASON: Appeared in 81 games, recording 34 goals and 60 assists for 94 points, along with 61 penalty minutes … Ranked fifth on the team with 94 points … Ranked fourth on the team with 34 goals and was fifth with 60 assists … Ranked second on the team with nine game-winning goals … Appeared in his second NHL All-Star Game … Tallied five goals and four assists for nine points in 12 playoff games.
1991-92 SEASON: Skated in 70 games, collecting 32 goals and 37 assists for 69 points, along with 34 penalty minutes … Ranked fifth on the team with 69 points … Ranked fourth on the team with 32 goals and was fifth with 37 assists … Appeared in 21 playoff games, helping Pittsburgh to a second consecutive Stanley Cup championship … Ranked fourth on the team and in the NHL with 24 playoff points (11 goals, 13 assists) … Ranked third on the team with 11 postseason goals ... Ranked second in the NHL with four playoff game-winning goals.
1990-91 SEASON: Skated in 80 games during his rookie season with the Pittsburgh Penguins, registering 27 goals and 30 assists for 57 points, along with 42 penalty minutes … Ranked third among league rookies with 27 goals and was fifth with 30 assists … Ranked fourth among rookies with 57 points … Selected to the NHL All-Rookie Team … Ranked third on the team with 27 goals and was fifth with 57 points … Recorded his first career hat trick vs. Boston on Feb. 2 … Made his NHL debut on Oct. 5 at Washington ...Tallied his first NHL goal on Oct. 7 vs. New Jersey (Chris Terreri) ... Appeared in 24 playoff games, registering three goals and 10 assists for 13 points, helping Pittsburgh capture the Stanley Cup … Ranked first among all rookies in playoff scoring with 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) … Established a NHL record for assists by a rookie in the Stanley Cup Finals, recording five vs. Minnesota.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER: Has made three appearances for the Czech Republic (1998, 2002, 2006) in the Winter Olympics, capturing the gold medal in 1998 in Nagano, Japan and the bronze medal in 2006 in Torino, Italy … Named the Czech Republic’s national player of the year for the seventh time in 2006 … Registered two goals and five assists, along with six penalty minutes in eight games, helping the Czech Team capture the bronze medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics … Recorded one goal and four assists for five points in six games during the 1998 Olympics … Has appeared in four World Championships (1994, 2002, 2004, 2005) … Led the Czech Republic to the gold medal at the 2005 World Championships in Austria, registering two goals and seven assists in eight contests … Skated with the Czech Republic at the 1996 and 2004 World Cup of Hockey ... Represented Czechoslovakia in the 1992 Canada Cup, recording a goal in five games.
EUROPEAN CAREER: 1988-89: Skated in 29 games with Kladno, registering three goals and three assists, along with four penalty minutes … Appeared in 10 playoff games, tallying five goals and seven assists for 12 points. 1989-90: Appeared in 42 games with Poldi Kladno, recording 22 goals and 28 assists for 50 points ... Skated in nine playoff games, registering eight goals and two assists for 10 points. 1994-95: Appeared in 11 games for HC Kladno, totaling eight goals and 14 assists for 22 points, along with 10 penalty minutes.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: June 16, 1990 – Pittsburgh’s first round choice, fifth overall, in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. July 11, 2001 - Traded to Washington from Pittsburgh, along with Frantisek Kucera in exchange for Kris Beech, Michal Sivek, Ross Lupaschuk and future considerations. Jan. 23, 2004 – Traded to the Rangers from Washington in exchange for Anson Carter.
LONGEST POINT STREAK: 19, 4/11/99 – 11/13/99 (18 goals, 20 assists)
LONGEST GOAL STREAK: 9, 11/21/96 - 12/10/96 (14 goals)
LONGEST ASSIST STREAK: 16, 1/9/01 - 2/16/01 (24 assists)
MOST GOALS, GAME: 4, Oct. 14, 2000 vs. NYR (McLean)
MOST ASSISTS, GAME: 5, Nov. 16, 1993 vs. Phi.
MOST POINTS, GAME: 7, (twice), last - Jan. 11, 2003 vs. Fla.
MOST PIM, GAME: 17, Mar. 28, 1995 vs. NYI
MOST SHOTS, GAME: 12 (twice), last - Apr. 4, 2006 vs. Phi.
FIRST NHL GAME: Oct. 5, 1990 at Wsh.
FIRST NHL GOAL: Oct. 7, 1990 vs. N.J. (Terreri)