CAREER: In the 3rd season of a 3-year entry-level contract...2013 Calder Cup champion with Grand Rapids...2013 Jack A. Butterfield Trophy (Playoff MVP) after 16-5-21 in 24 GP...2012 World Championship Silver Medal with Slovakia...Represented Slovakia at 2009 and 2010 WJC and 2014 Olympics.
2013-14: Tied for the team lead with 3 GWG (10/30 at VAN, 11/27 vs. BOS and 1/11 at LA) plus one SO winner (1/18 vs. LA)...Notched his first 2-goal game on 12/4 vs. PHI...Set a career best with a 3-game goal streak from 1/4-1/11.
2012-13: Registered 7 points (4-3-7) in 18 games for Detroit...Collected his first career assist 2/7 at STL...Finished 2nd on the Griffins with 49 points (23-26-49) during the regular season...Set GR franchise record with 16 playoff goals.
OTHER: Scored his first NHL goal on his first shot, 12/31/10 vs. NYI...Debuted as the youngest player in the AHL at 18, becoming the 1st DET drafted player to begin the season in GR the same year he was drafted.
Career: Detroit's 2nd round selection (60th overall) at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft... Represented Slovakia at the 2010 IIHF World Championships (6GP-2G-0A-2P-4PIM) as well as the 2009 & 2010 World Junior Championships (combined: 13GP-10G-6A-16P-10PIM).
2010-11: Scored his first NHL goal in his NHL debut on 12/31 vs New York Islanders ... Has appeared in 36 games for Grand Rapids (AHL), registering 10G-20A-30P... Has recorded seven multi-point games in the AHL this year, including a 2G-5A-7P performance on 11/29 vs. Chicago (set Grand Rapids franchise record for points in a game, besting Kip Miller's six-point effort from 1/1/02 at Chicago. His four second-period points also tied Jiri Hudler's record from 1/6/06 at Houston).
2009-10: First season of professional hockey. ... Appeared in 58 games for Grand Rapids (AHL), finishing the year with 16G-16A-32P.
Misc: Hockey idols as a youth were Pavel Bure and Steve Yzerman. ... Favorite movie is American Pie. ... Favorite sports besides hockey are soccer and tennis.
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