2008 TRAINING CAMP PROFILE PAGE
Skated in 53 games with the Rimouski Oceanic of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), registering 19 goals and 21 assists for 40 points, along with 92 penalty minutes ... Ranked fifth on the team in goals (19) and third in penalty minutes (92) ... Also appeared in eight playoff games with Rimouski (QMJHL), collecting five assists and 10 penalty minutes ... Additionally, he appeared in six games with Team Slovakia at the 2008 World U-20 Championships in the Czech Republic, registering two goals and six assists for eight points and six penalty minutes ... Tied for third in assists (six) and fourth in points (eight), and ranked ninth in faceoff winning percentage (57.8%) among all tournament players ... His six assists and eight points also ranked second on Team Slovakia.
Appeared in 158 career games with the Rimouski Oceanic of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), registering 39 goals and 57 assists for 96 points, along with 297 penalty minutes. 2005-06:
Skated in 53 games with Rimouski Oceanic of the QMJHL, registering six goals and 15 assists for 21 points, along with 143 penalty minutes ... Ranked fifth on Rimouski in penalty minutes (143), eighth in assists (15), ninth in points (21), and tied for ningth in goals (six) ... Among club rookies, he finished second in assists, third in points and penalty minutes, and tied for fourth in goals. 2006-07:
Appeared in 52 games with the Rimouski Oceanic of the QMJHL, tallying 14 goals and 21 assists for 35 points, along with 62 penalty minutes ... Led Rimouski with two shorthanded goals ... Tied for first on the team with three game-winning goals ... Was selected to the 2007 CHL Top Prospects Game and picked up an assist in the contest ... Also skated in six games with his native Slovakia at the U-20 World Junior Championships, collecting two assists, along with a plus-one rating and 22 penalty minutes ... Led the team and ranked sixth among all players in the tournament with 22 penalty minutes ... Tied for first on the team with a plus-one rating.
SLOVAKIAN CAREER: 2004-05:
Skated in eight games with HK Aquacity äKP Poprad of the Slovak Extraliga, collecting six penalty minutes.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER: 2006:
Appeared in three games with Team Slovakia at the 2006 U-20 World Junior Championships, tallying one assist and four penalty minutes. 2007:
In six games at the 2007 U-20 World Junior Championships, collected two assists and 22 penalty minutes ... He led Team Slovakia and ranked sixth overall in penalty minutes (22). 2008:
Represented Slovakia at the 2008 U-20 World Junior Championships for the third consecutive year, tallying two goals and six assists for eight points in six games ... He ranked second on the team and tied for fourth among all tournament skaters in points (eight).
June 23, 2007 - Rangers seventh round choice, 193rd overall, in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.