2006-07: Played 76 games in his first full season in the NHL…Led Red Wings rookies in points, goals and assists with 15-10—25…Collected over half of his 25 points in the last 20 games of the season, tallying 6-7—13 during the final 20 games of the season…Scored a career high two goals on 3/14 vs. Nashville…Scored his first NHL power play marker on 10/19 vs. at San Jose…Made his playoff debut in Game 1 of the CQF vs. Calgary on 4/12 and recorded an assist…Played in 6 of Detroit’s 18 postseason contests.
2005-06: Appeared in four games with Detroit….Played 76 games with Grand Rapids, leading the team in points (96) and assists (60)….Set a Griffin’s record for points in a season (96) and assists (60)….Tied a Griffins record for assists in a game (5)….Set a Griffins record for points in a period (4)…. His 36 goals ranked seventh in the AHL….Led Grand Rapids in playoff scoring with 22 points (6g-16a) in 16 games.
2004-05: Began 2004-05 with Grand Rapids with 12 points in the first 12 games (5-7--12)….Caped off his first AHL hat trick in OT for a 4-3 win at San Antonio (10/24/04)….Missed four games due to injury and another 24 while in Czech Republic….Returned home to be with his father who was awaiting a liver transplant….Joined his old team, Vsetin, while in Europe, appearing in seven games (5-2—7)….Returned to Grand Rapids in January and finished the season with the Griffins.2003-04: Saw his first NHL action on 10/16/03 vs. Vancouver….First NHL point was an assist vs. Chris Osgood and St. Louis on 10/29/03….First NHL goal came at Buffalo 12/10/03 as Detroit’s first tally on Ryan Miller in a 7-2 win….Played in the 2004 AHL All-Star Classic….In 57 games with Griffins, finished second on team with 32 assists and tied for third in goals with 17.
2002-03: Led the Czech league in scoring through Christmas with 46 points in his first 30 games (19-27-46)….Transferred to Kazan in Russi after World Juniors (3-4--7 in 6 games)….Had a strong showing in World Championships with six points in nine games (2-4--6).
2001-02: Led Vsetin of the top Czech league in scoring with 46 points in 46 games (15-31--46)…Youngest player on Czech Under-20 team at World Junior Championships….Served as captain of the Czech Under-18 team at World Championships where he led team with 14 points in eight games (7-7--14).
Spends off seasons in Prague, Czech Republic….Speaks Czech, English and French….Hockey idol as a youth was Sergei Makarov….Enjoys soccer, tennis and poker….Favorite book is It’s Not About the Bike by Lance Armstrong.
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