2005-06: Notched 28 points (8g, 20a) in 64 games with Edmonton Appeared in his second career Stanley Cup Finals, skating in 16 matches, collecting a pair of assists along with four penalty minutes.
Career: 2004-05: Posted 58 points (23g, 35a) along with 18 penalty minutes in 32 games for HC Ceske Budejovice of the Czech Republic second division Recorded 18 points (5g, 13a) in 16 playoff games. 2003-04: Notched 50 points (15g, 35a) along with 26 penalty minutes and was plus-18 in 78 matches Ranked second on the team in scoring and was second on the Oilers in assists and plus/minus (18) Ranked third on the Oilers in power play goals. 2002-03: Split the season with the New York Rangers and Edmonton Oilers Collected 27 points (6g, 21a) in 63 matches with the New York Rangers before being traded to Edmonton at the trade deadline Appeared in his 600th career NHL game on March 28, 2003 vs. Columbus Notched his 300th career NHL point on Oct. 21 vs. Tampa Bay. 2001-02: Appeared in 65 matches with the New York Rangers, notching 37 points (17g, 20a) along with 14 penalty minutes. 2000-01: Skated in all 82 games with the New York Rangers, notching a career high 67 points (31g, 36a) along with 20 penalty minutes, ranking fourth on the team in scoring. 1999-2000: Split the season with the New York Rangers and the Florida Panthers.1998-99: Appeared in all 82 matches with the Florida Panthers, notching 43 points (19g, 24a) along with 29 penalty minutes. 1997-98: Appeared in 64 matches with Florida collecting 36 points (12g, 24a) along with 33 penalty minutes. 1996-97: Skated in 78 matches with Florida, registering 39 points (18g, 21a) along with 30 penalty minutes. 1995-96: Made his NHL debut with Florida on Oct. 7 at New Jersey Tallied 27 points (13g, 14a) in his rookie campaign, ranking 13th in scoring and 11th in goals among all NHL rookies Advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals, appearing in 16 of the 22 playoff games.
International Career: Was a member of the 2005Czech Republic IIHF World Championship team, scoring a goal and an assist in nine games in Vienna Notched a goal in four matches for the Czech Republic at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey as the Czech Republic lost 4-3 in overtime to Canada in the semi-finals Tallied seven assists at the 2004 World Championships, leading the tournament in assists and was tied for 10th in scoring Represented the Czech Republic at 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City Won two gold medals for the Czech Republic at the 1999 and 2001 IIHF World Championships Finished fifth in tournament scoring in 1999 and was seventh in 2001.
Background: Put on his first pair of skates at age 6 His first ever position in hockey was goaltender His hockey idol is Jiri Lala Favorite food is goose with cabbage and potato dumplings Every NHL game he plays in is his greatest hockey moment Is heavily involved with various charities putting on exhibition hockey and soccer games in the Czech Republic Wife, Irena, son, Adam.
Transactions: Sept. 14, 2006 - Signed as a free agent with St. Louis Sept. 15, 2004 - Signed as a free agent by Budejovice of the Czech Republic Second League March 11, 2003 - Traded to Edmonton by the NY Rangers along with Cory Cross in exchange for Anson Carter and Ales Pisa Dec. 30, 1999 - Traded to the NY Rangers by San Jose in exchange for Todd Harvey and NY Rangers' fourth round choice (Dmitri Patzold in the 2001 Entry Draft Dec. 30, 1999 - Traded to San Jose by Florida in exchange for Mike Vernon and San Jose's third round choice (Sean O'Connor in the 2000 Entry Draft July 8, 1995 - Florida's first round selection, 10th overall, in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft.