|DRAFTED:||CAR: 2008-105 overall|
Appeared in his first NHL season, averaging 10:41 of ice time in five NHL games with Carolina… Was tied for first among Charlotte (AHL) defensemen in goals (6), totaling 16 points (6g, 10a) and 22 penalty minutes in 54 games on the AHL level… His six goals were an AHL career high, despite playing in a career-low 54 games… Ranked third among Checkers defensemen in plus/minus (+6)… Started for the Western Conference at the 2013 AHL All-Star Classic… Less than two hours after learning of his first AHL All-Star selection, recorded his first career AHL multi-goal game, including his first AHL shorthanded goal, vs. Grand Rapids (1/17)… Had three multi-point games for Charlotte… Recalled to Carolina on 2/14 and made his NHL debut that night vs. TOR… Skated an NHL season-high 14:25 of ice time vs. TB (2/23)… Reassigned to Charlotte for the balance of the season on 2/25… Left the game vs. Houston (3/10) due to injury and missed the remainder of the regular season (16 games)… After missing the first four games of the postseason due to injury, returned to the lineup for the first time since 3/10 and earned an assist in the Game 5 loss vs. Oklahoma City (5/4).
Is in his second NHL season with Carolina, after making his NHL debut in 2012-13… Signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Hurricanes on 7/11/13… Had 56 points (14g, 42a) and 100 penalty minutes in 197 career American Hockey League (AHL) games with Charlotte entering the 2013-14 season… Earned 102 points (31g, 71a) in 160 career Ontario Hockey League (OHL) games with Windsor and Plymouth before turning professional… Has represented the Czech Republic in international competition several times, including the 2007 and 2008 Under-18 World Junior Championships, the 2006 and 2007 Five Nations Cups and the 2008, 2009 and 2010 World Junior Championships… Served as captain for the Czechs at the 2010 World Junior Championship in Saskatchewan… Was named the tournament’s Best Defenseman after leading the Czech Republic to the gold medal at the 2008 Under-18 World Junior Championship.
2006-07: Prior to coming to North America, spent one season with Zlin in the Czech junior league, totaling 18 points (7g, 11a) in 40 regularseason games.
2007-08: Completed his rookie season in the OHL, totaling 28 points (6g, 22a) in 61 games with Windsor and Plymouth and earning Plymouth’s Rookie of the Year award… Made his OHL debut with Windsor and earned his first OHL point with an assist vs. Erie (9/21/08).
2008-09: Served as an alternate captain during his second OHL season with Plymouth, notching 12 goals and 30 assists (42 points) in 58 regular-season games… Was named Plymouth’s Defenseman of the Year, leading all Whalers blueliners and ranking tied for 13th among OHL defensemen in scoring… Had his first career two-goal game game and was (+4) at the Soo (9/26)… Notched a goal and an assist and was (+4) at Ottawa (1/11)… Scored the game-winning goal and had an assist vs. Windsor (1/30)… Earned his first career hat trick, added an assist and was (+4) at Sarnia (2/20)… Had a four-game point streak from 2/13-2/21 (4g, 3a).
2009-10: Served as an alternate captain for the Whalers for the second consecutive season… Totaled 32 points (13g, 19a) in 41 games played… Had a 10-game scoring streak from 11/27-1/5, including a seven-game goal streak (12/4-1/15)… Scored the game-winning goal in overtime and was named first star at Saginaw (12/4)… Scored two goals and added an assist at Erie (10/31)… Appeared in nine playoff games for the Whalers, notching five assists… Had a three-game assist streak in the postseason, including a two-assist effort at Sault Ste. Marie (3/23).
2010-11: Completed his first professional season, earning 18 points (4g, 14a) in 67 regular-season games for Charlotte (AHL)… Was third among Checkers defensemen in scoring… Led Charlotte rookies and defensemen in plus/minus (+13)… Made his professional debut at Connecticut (10/9)… Earned his first professional point with an assist at Binghamton (10/29)… Had his first multi-point effort with two assists vs. Syracuse (12/6)… Netted his first AHL goal vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (1/4)… Made his professional playoff debut, earning two assists in 16 Calder Cup Playoff games for the Checkers.
2011-12: Earned AHL career highs in games played (76), assists (18) and points (22) and tied his career high in goals (4)… Ranked second among Checkers defensemen with 22 points (4g, 18a) and eight power-play points (8a)… Was one of just two Checkers to play all 76 games… Had his first multi-point game of the season with a goal and an assist at Rockford (11/6)… Assisted on Zach Boychuk’s goal vs. Milwaukee (11/26) to extend his career-high assist and point streaks to four games (1g, 4a)… Had a career-high 15 penalty minutes, including the first fight of his AHL career, at Rockford (12/30).