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.