2006-07 SEASON: Skated in 64 games with the Rangers, registering 10 goals and eight assists, along with 26 penalty minutes … Established career-highs in assists (eight), points (18) and game-winning goals (two) … Led the team and tied for seventh in the NHL with three shootout game-deciding goals … Tied for sixth on the team with two game-winning goals … Missed the last 16 games of the season due to a left MCL sprain suffered on Mar. 5 vs. the Islanders … Tallied eight goals in his last 14 regular season games and collected 13 points in his last 15 regular season games (eight goals and five assists) … Notched the shootout, game-deciding goal on Mar. 3 vs. St. Louis … Recorded two assists, tied a game-high with five shots on goal and logged a season-high 22:08 of total icetime on Mar. 1 vs. Pittsburgh … Recorded two goals and an assist on Feb. 27 vs. Montreal, marking a career-high for points in a game and matched his career-high for goals (10) and power play goals (three) in a single season … Notched the game-winning goal on Feb. 18 vs. Chicago … Tallied his first power play goal of the season on Feb. 5 vs. Detroit … Notched the game-deciding goal in the eighth round of the shootout on Jan. 2 at New Jersey … Registered his first goal of the season, the game winner, on Nov. 21 vs. Carolina … Notched the game-deciding goal in the 13th round of the shootout and earned First Star honors on Oct. 7 at Philadelphia ... Skated in 10 postseason games with the Rangers, registering two goals and two assists ... Tallied his first career NHL playoff point with a goal on Apr. 12 at Atlanta ... Assisted on Michal Rozsival’s gamewinning, overtime goal on Apr. 29 vs. Buffalo.
2005-06 SEASON: In 64 games with the Rangers, registered 10 goals and six assists for 16 points, along with 28 penalty minutes … Established career highs for games played (64), goals (10), and penalty minutes (28) ... Skated in his 100th career NHL game on Feb. 1 vs. Pittsburgh … Tallied a goal and an assist and posted a plus-two rating on Nov. 10 at Tampa Bay … Registered his first goal as a Ranger while making his Rangers debut on Oct. 5 at Philadelphia … Skated in four playoff games, registering six penalty minutes.
2004-05 SEASON: Appeared in 48 games for Sweden's Mora IK, registering 18 goals and six assists for 24 points, along with 69 penalty minutes.
2003-04 SEASON: In 15 games with the Canadiens, collected one goal and one assist, along with eight penalty minutes.
2002-03 SEASON: Registered six goals and seven assists, along with 14 penalty minutes in 34 games ... His seven assists marked a career-high … Posted a five-game point-scoring streak from Mar. 6 to Mar. 13, collecting one goal and five assists for six points over the span … Tallied two assists on Mar. 13 vs. Atlanta … Registered the game-winning goal on Jan. 9 vs. NY Rangers … Posted a four-game goal-scoring streak from Jan. 7 to Jan. 13, tallying five goals over the span.
2001-02 SEASON: Appeared in ten games with the Canadiens, notching three goals and one assist, along with two penalty minutes ... Registered a goal and an assist on Mar. 14 vs. Dallas … Notched his first NHL goal on his third shot in his NHL debut on Jan. 10 vs. NY Islanders.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER: Represented Slovakia in the 2006 Winter Olympics and the 2006 World Championships ... In seven games at the World Championships, picked up one goal and three assists …Was a member of the Slovakian World Junior team in 2000 and 2001.
AHL CAREER: Has appeared in 144 career American Hockey League (AHL) games with the Quebec City Citadelles and the Hamilton Bulldogs, registering 54 goals and 50 assists for 104 points, along with 87 penalty minutes. 2001-02: Ranked sixth in scoring on Quebec with 17 goals and 15 assists for 32 points in 50 games. 2003-04: Skated in 57 games with Hamilton, collecting 40 points (18 goals and 22 assists), including six power play goals and three game-winning goals, along with a plus-nine rating.
JUNIOR CAREER: Appeared in 188 career games with the Portland Winter Hawks of the Western Hockey League (WHL), registering 65 goals and 99 assists for 164 points, along with 182 penalty minutes. 1999-00: Played in the CHL Top Prospects Game. 2000-01: Led Portland in scoring and ranked 12th overall in the WHL with 90 points (34 goals and 56 assists) … WHL’s Player of the Month for March … Selected to the WHL West Second All-Star Team.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: June 24, 2000 - Montreal’s second pick, 16th overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. Sept. 30, 2005 – Acquired by the Rangers from Montreal in exchange for Garth Murray.
BACKGROUND: Enjoys “techno” and house music and lists DJ Tiesto as his favorite artist ... “Hoss” is the younger brother of NHL All-Star Marian Hossa of the Atlanta Thrashers ... Appeared in the February 2006 issue of Gotham Magazine with several of his teammates ... Single.
LONGEST POINT STREAK: 5, 3/6/03 – 3/13/03 (one goal,
LONGEST GOAL STREAK: 4, 1/7/03 – 1/13/03 (five goals)
LONGEST ASSIST STREAK: 3 (twice) last - 10/10/07 -- 10/13/07 (three assists)
MOST GOALS, GAME: 2, (three times), last – Feb. 27, 2007 vs. Mtl. (Halak)
MOST ASSISTS, GAME: 2, (four times), last – Mar. 1, 2007 vs. Pit.
MOST POINTS, GAME: 3, Feb. 27, 2007 vs. Mtl.
MOST PIM, GAME: 4, (four times), last – Feb. 20, 2007 at N.J.
MOST SHOTS, GAME: 7, Nov. 19, 2005 vs. Car.
FIRST NHL GAME: Jan. 10, 2002 vs. NYI
FIRST NHL GOAL: Jan. 10, 2002 vs. NYI (Osgood)