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: Led the team in shots (158) and finished 2nd in goals (19) despite being a healthy scratch for 8 of DET's first 9 games...Finished 3rd on the team with a +12 rating and tied for 4th in GWGs, in addition to 2 SO winners...Finished the season on a 3-game pt. streak, his 5th such streak of the season...Registered 3 straight 2-pt. games, 3/23-3/27...Had a pair of 2-goal games (12/4 vs. PHI and 3/27 vs. MTL)...Had a 3-game goal streak, 1/4-1/11...Multi-point games: 11
OTHER: Scored his 1st NHL goal in his 1st game on his 1st 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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