|DRAFTED:||FLA: 1995-10 overall|
|Traded to San Jose by Florida for Mike Vernon and San Jose's 3rd round choice (Sean O'Connor) in 2000 Entry Draft, December 30, 1999. Traded to NY Rangers by San Jose for Todd Harvey and NY Rangers' 4th round choice (Dimitri Patzold) in 2001 Entry Draft, December 30, 1999. Traded to Edmonton by NY Rangers with Cory Cross for Anson Carter and Ales Pisa, March 11, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Ceske Budejovice (CzRep-2), September 15, 2004. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, September 14, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 1, 2007. Traded to Atlanta by Florida with Carolina's 5th round choice (previously acquired, later traded to San Jose San Jose selected Sean Kuraly) in 2011 Entry Draft for Niclas Bergfors and Patrick Rissmiller, February 28, 2011. Transferred to Winnipeg after Atlanta franchise relocated, June 21, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 1, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Davos (Swiss), January 31, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, March 24, 2013.|
Completed his 17th NHL season, appearing in nine games for the Anaheim Ducks and scoring four goals, and added two points (1g, 1a) in seven playoff games for Davos… Also played seven regular-season games for HC Davos of the Swiss League, totaling seven points (3g, 4a)… Made his Ducks debut at SJ (3/27)… Netted his first goal of the season vs. DAL (4/3)… Scored a pair of goals, including the game winner, vs. EDM (4/8)… Found the back of the net on his only shot of the game at EDM (4/22)… Played his 1,200th NHL game vs. PHX (4/27)… Multi-goal games: 1 (4/8 vs. EDM: 2g, 0a)… Multi-point games: 1 (4/8 vs. EDM: 2g, 0a).
Enters his 18th NHL season and first with the Hurricanes… Signed a one-year contract with Carolina on Oct. 2, 2013… Was Florida’s first-round selection, 10th overall, in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft… Had totaled 223 goals and 358 assists (581 points) in 1,200 NHL games entering the 2013-14 season… Was tied for 42nd in NHL history in shorthanded goals (24) and tied for 94th in games played (1,200) entering the 2013-14 season… Was tied for fourth among active players in career shorthanded goals (24) and was eighth among active players in games played… Had represented the Czech Republic in a number of international competitions, including the 2002 Winter Olympic Games and the 2004 World Cup of Hockey… Won gold with the Czech Republic at the 1999 and 2001 IIHF World Championships and also participated in the World Championships in 2004 and 2005.
1995-96: Completed his first NHL season, totaling 13 goals and 14 assists (27 points) in 77 regular season games as an 18-year-old with Florida… Ranked 11th among NHL rookies in goals and 13th in scoring… Made his NHL debut at NJ (10/7)… Earned his first NHL point with an assist vs. MTL (10/11)… Netted his first NHL goal at PHI (11/2)… Appeared in 16 of the Panthers’ 22 playoff games as Florida captured the Eastern Conference championship and advanced to the Stanley Cup Final.
1996-97: Earned 39 points (18g, 21a) in 78 games during his second NHL season with Florida… Had a career-long, eight-game point streak from 11/7-11/22 (4g, 4a)… Had a career-high three assists vs. VAN (3/13).
1997-98: Was fifth among Florida skaters in scoring with 36 points (12g, 24a) in 64 games… Had a career-high 15 penalty minutes at TB (3/21).
1998-99: Appeared in all 82 regular-season games for the first time in his career, totaling 19 goals and 24 assists (43 points)… Ranked tied for fourth in the NHL in shorthanded goals (4)… Ranked third among Panthers in goals and fifth in points… Was (+7) for the season.
1999-00: Split the season between Florida and the New York Rangers, totaling 50 points (18g, 32a)… Had 17 points (7g, 10a) in 35 games with the Panthers before being acquired by the Rangers on 12/30 in a three-team deal that also included the San Jose Sharks… Notched 33 points (11g, 22a) in 46 games for New York after the deal… Earned his first career hat trick with three goals vs. NSH (1/31).
2000-01: Established career highs in goals (33), assists (36) and points (67), appearing all 82 games for the Rangers… Was second among Rangers in goals (31), tied for fourth in points and tied for fifth in assists (36)… Was tied for fourth on the team in game-winning goals (3) and tied for sixth in power-play goals (5)… Scored a career-high four goals in a 6-4 Rangers win at NYI (3/29).
2001-02: Totaled 37 points (17g, 20a) in 65 games for the Rangers… Was fifth on the team in goals and sixth in points… Led the Rangers in shorthanded goals (3).
2002-03: Totaled 35 points (10g, 25a) in 75 games, splitting the year between the Rangers and Edmonton Oilers… Had 27 points (6g, 21a) in 63 games prior to being acquired by Edmonton at the trading deadline… Notched his 300th career NHL point vs. TB (10/21)… Matched his career high with three assists vs. PHI (3/7)… Played his 600th NHL game vs. CBJ (3/28)… Had one goal in four Stanley Cup playoff games for the Oilers.
2003-04: Matched the second-highest point total of his career with 50 points (15g, 35a) in 78 games for the Oilers… Was second among Edmonton skaters in points and tied for second in plus/minus with a career-high plus-18… Was also second on the team in power-play goals (6).
2004-05: Played for HC Ceske Budejovice of the Czech second division during the NHL work stoppage, totaling 58 points (23g, 35a) in 32 games… Added 18 points (5g, 13a) in 18 playoff games.
2005-06: Notched 28 points (8g, 20a) in 64 regular-season games for Edmonton… Added two assists in 16 playoff games as the Oilers advanced to the Stanley Cup Final before falling to Carolina in seven games.
2006-07: Completed his 11th NHL season, totaling 10 goals and 27 assists (37 points) in 82 games for the St. Louis Blues… Matched his career high with three assists at ANA (1/16)… Played in his 800th career NHL game vs. TOR (2/6).
2007-08: Signed as a free agent with Florida, and earned 17 points (8g, 9a) in 67 games for the Panthers… Scored the game-winning goal and added an assist at CAR (4/4).
2008-09: Totaled 36 points (15g, 21a) in 81 games for the Panthers… Led Florida and ranked tied for fourth in the NHL in shorthanded goals (4)… Played his 900th career NHL game at MTL (10/20)… Netted a goal and earned his 500th career NHL assist vs. ATL (1/10)… Earned his 500th career NHL point with an assist at DAL (3/28).
2009-10: Totaled 32 points (14g, 18a) in 76 games for Florida during his 14th NHL season… Led the Panthers and ranked tied for fifth in the NHL in shorthanded goals (3)… Became Florida’s all-time leader in shorthanded goals (15) at TB (10/12)… Played in his 500th game with the Panthers vs. PIT (11/23)… Became the 249th player in NHL history to play in his 1,000th career NHL game, vs. EDM (12/7)… Earned three points, including his 200th career NHL goal, at CAR (12/18)… Had his third career hat trick vs. PIT (1/3).
2010-11: Split his 15th NHL season between Florida and Atlanta, totaling 22 points (75, 15a) in 66 games… Became the Panthers’ all-time leader in games played (613) vs. PIT (11/22)… Was plus or even in 50 of his 66 games played… Had 21 points (7g, 14a) in 53 games before being acquired by Atlanta on 2/28).
2011-12: Had 21 points (4g, 17a) in 73 games for Dallas after being signed by the Stars as a free agent during the off-season.