|BIRTHPLACE:||Stará Lubovna, SVK|
|DRAFTED:||OTT: 1997-12 overall|
|WHL West First All-Star Team (1998) WHL Rookie of the Year (1998) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (1998) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1998) NHL All-Rookie Team (1999) NHL Second All-Star Team (2009) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2001, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2012) Signed as a free agent by Trencin (Slovakia), September 16, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Mora (Sweden), November 11, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Trencin (Slovakia), January 31, 2005. Traded to Atlanta by Ottawa with Greg de Vries for Dany Heatley, August 23, 2005. Traded to Pittsburgh by Atlanta with Pascal Dupuis for Colby Armstrong, Erik Christensen, Angelo Esposito and Pittsburgh's 1st round choice (Daulton Leveille) in 2008 Entry Draft , February 26, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 2, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 1, 2009.|
2011-12: Tied for second in the Western Conference and 12th in the NHL with a team-high 77 points (29G, 48A) in 81 regular-season games, his highest point total in three seasons in a Blackhawks uniform … Paced Chicago and ranked 14th in the NHL with 48 assists … Shared second on the club with 29 goals … Netted a team-high nine power-play markers … Ranked second on the Blackhawks with a pair of shorthanded goals … Reached the 20-goal plateau for the 12th consecutive season, one of three active players to do so (V. Lecavalier, J. Iginla) … Ranked second among team forwards and third overall with a +18 plus/minus rating … Led Chicago with 32 assists, 44 points and a +22 rating at the United Center … Tallied three points (1G, 2A), a +3 rating and a game-high seven shots on goal for the victorious Team Chara in the 2012 NHL All-Star Game … Finished third on the club with 248 SOG … Ranked second among Blackhawks forwards in total time on ice and paced team forwards in shorthanded TOI … Shared the club lead with 19 multi-point games … Registered three three-point efforts and three multi-goal outings … Ranked fifth in the NHL with a team-high 94 takeaways … Compiled five separate point streaks of at least five games in length … Tallied 11 points (3G, 8A) during a season-long nine-game point streak from Jan. 8-24 … Registered 14 points (5G, 9A) over an eight-game point streak from Dec. 8-26 … Potted a PPG on March 20 at CBJ for the 900th point of his NHL career, the 96th player in league history to reach the mark … Netted the 400th goal of his career during a three-point night (1G, 2A) on Dec. 8 at NYI, becoming the 85th player in league history to reach the milestone … Skated in the 900th regular-season game of his NHL career on Oct. 13 vs. WPG and posted his first multi-point effort of the season (1G, 1A) … Missed one regular-season contest (Oct. 15) due to injury … Held scoreless in three postseason appearances vs. PHX in the Western Conference Quarterfinals … Ranked second on the club with a +3 rating … Missed the final three playoff games (April 19-23) due to injury.
2010-11: Ranked fourth on the team with 25 goals and 57 points in 65 regular-season tilts … Ranked sixth with 32 assists … Tied for the club lead with two shorthanded goals and three shorthanded points … Finished third among club forwards with a +9 rating … Ranked second among team forwards with 19:42 TOI per game … Recorded his 25th goal of the campaign on April 8 at DET, the 10th time in his career reaching the 25-goal plateau … Tallied a pair of PPG on March 14 vs. SJS to reach the 20-goal plateau for the 11th consecutive season, the second-longest active streak in the NHL (J. Iginla) … Notched 17 multi-point games, including a pair of three-point outings and three multi-goal games … Compiled 20 points (9G, 11A) and a +4 rating in 20 games against Central Division opponents … Posted goals in a club season-high five straight games from Feb. 21-March 2 … Registered an assist on Feb. 12 at PHX for the 800th point of his NHL career (375G, 425A) … Tallied two shorthanded points (1G, 1A) on Feb. 1 at CBJ … Scored on a penalty shot on Jan. 23 vs. PHI, the first by a Blackhawks player at home since Troy Murray on Dec. 30, 1987 … Opened the regular season with points in seven consecutive games (7G, 4A) … Was honored as the NHL’s Second Star for the week ending Oct. 17 after tallying six points (4G, 2A) in four games … Missed 17 games (Oct. 29-Nov. 6; Nov. 30-Dec. 22; Jan. 25; Feb. 11) due to injury … Shared the team lead with six points (2G, 4A) in seven tilts in the Western Conference Quarterfinals … Equaled a postseason career high with three points (2G, 1A), including the GWG in Game 5 at VAN on April 21.
2009-10: Ranked fourth on the club with 24 goals and fifth with 51 points in 57 regular-season contests … Tied for the club lead with a +24 rating … Shared the NHL lead with 5 SHG and was second with six shorthanded points … Registered 12 multi-point and three multi-goal games … Recorded 36 points (18G, 18A) and a +20 rating in 38 games after Jan. 1 … Collected his 400th career assist on March 3 against EDM … Posted back-to-back two-goal games on Jan. 3 and Jan. 5 … Made his Blackhawks debut on Nov. 25 in SJS, netting two goals, including a SHG … Missed the first 22 games of the season (Oct. 2-Nov. 22) due to injury … Ranked fourth on the club with 12 assists and added three goals in 22 contests while helping the Blackhawks to the 2010 Stanley Cup Championship … Ranked second on the club in the postseason with 73 SOG … Netted the overtime GWG in Game 5 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on April 24 against NSH … Set a postseason career high with three assists in Game 6 against NSH on April 26 … Tallied seven points (1G, 6A) over a four-game point streak from April 20-26 … Recorded four multi-point outings.
2008-09: Led DET and shared fifth in the league with 40 goals, while adding 31 assists in 74 regular-season contests … Ranked eighth among NHL forwards and 12th overall with a +27 rating … Became just the eighth player in NHL history to record 40 goals with three different teams (DET, ATL, OTT) … Scored his 300th career goal in overtime on Oct. 18 against NYR … Compiled a season-high three points on four different occasions … Posted eight multi-goal games … Compiled a season-high nine-game point streak (6G, 8A) from Oct. 16-30 … Named to the NHL Second All-Star Team … Tied for fifth on DET with 15 points (6G, 9A) in 23 Stanley Cup Playoffs games … Ranked fourth on DET with six goals … Posted three multi-goal games.
2007-08: Totaled 66 points (29G, 37A) in 72 regular-season games split between PIT and ATL, including 10 points (3G, 7A) in 12 games with PIT … Recorded 21 multi-point games, including six straight from Nov. 9-21 … Finished second on PIT and third in the NHL with 26 postseason points (12G, 14A) … Tied for the team lead with 5 PPG in the postseason … Shared PIT team lead with a +8 rating in the postseason … Posted 56 points (26G, 30A) in 60 games with ATL … Represented ATL at the 2008 NHL All-Star Game in Atlanta and posted two points (1G, 1A) … Registered the seventh hat trick of his career on Jan. 15 against DET.
2006-07: Finished sixth in the NHL and led ATL with a single-season franchise record 100 points (43G, 57A) … Paced the club with a career-high 57 assists … Tallied 30 or more goals for the sixth consecutive season … Ranked second on the club and fourth in the NHL with 17 PPG … Established an ATL record with +18 rating … Represented ATL at the 2007 NHL All-Star Game in Dallas and tallied four assists … Notched a career-best 32 multi-point games … Recorded a career-long 11-game point streak (7G, 11A) from Feb. 17-March 12.
2005-06: Finished third on ATL and 11th in the NHL with 92 points (39G, 53A) in his first season with ATL … Led the NHL and established an ATL record with 7 SHG … Shared the team lead with a club-record 7 GWG … Matched his career high with a five-point game (1G, 4A) vs. WSH on Dec. 22.
2004-05: Split the season between Dukla Trencin (22G, 20A) of the Slovakian Extraleague and Mora IK (18G, 16A) of the Swedish Elite League.
2003-04: Paced OTT and finished fifth in the NHL with 82 points (36G, 46A) in 81 regular-season games … Led OTT and ranked sixth in the NHL with 36 goals … Led the NHL with 39 power-play points … Paced the club with three goals, including 2 GWG, in seven postseason games.
2002-03: Paced OTT and ranked 14th in the NHL with 80 points (45G, 35A) in 80 regular-season games … Led team and ranked fourth in the NHL with a career-high 45 goals … Posted career-high 10 GWG … Set OTT club record for hat tricks in a season with three … Recorded first four-goal game in OTT history and added an assist to set a career high of five points on Jan. 2 vs. ATL … First on the team with 11 assists and 16 points in 18 postseason games.
2001-02: Ranked second on OTT with 31 goals and 35 assists, while his 66 points ranked third on the team … Shared team lead with 9 PPG … Notched four goals and six assists in 12 postseason contests.
2000-01: Finished second on OTT with 75 points (32G, 43A), 11 PPG and 8 GWG in 81 regular-season games.
1999-2000: Ranked third on OTT with 56 points (29G, 27A) in 78 regular-season games … Tied for the team lead with 29 goals … Earned Molson Cup, given annually to OTT player with the most points in Three Star voting during season.
1998-99: Led OTT rookies with 30 points (15G, 15A) in 60 regular-season games … Tallied his first career NHL goal on Dec. 9 against FLA … Finished second in voting for the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s rookie of the year … Named to the NHL’s All-Rookie Team.
1997-98: Notched one assist in seven regular-season games with OTT … Made his NHL debut on Oct. 1 at MTL ... Skated in 53 regular-season games with the Western Hockey League’s Portland Winterhawks, tallying 85 points (45G, 40A) and a +41 rating … Posted nine points (5G, 4A) during a four-game Memorial Cup run.
Notched two points (1G, 1A) in five contests at the 2011 World Championship in his native Slovakia, for a team coached in part by his father, Frantisek … Ranked second in scoring at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games with nine points (3G, 6A) in seven games for fourth-place Slovakia … Tallied 10 points (5G, 5A) in six games in 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy … Made his Olympic debut for Slovakia at the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City, posting six points (4G, 2A) in two games … Has skated for Slovakia in the World Championship seven times since 1997, when he tallied two points in eight games as an 18-year-old … Posted a total of 39 points (15G, 24A) in 47 games across seven World Championship tournaments with Slovakia … Represented Slovakia in the World Junior Championship in 1998, posting eight points (4G, 4A) in six games … Registered seven points (5G, 2A) in six games while skating for Slovakia at the 1997 WJC … Scored one goal in four games with Slovakia at the 2005 World Cup of Hockey.