Saw action in 58 of 69 games overall after making season debut November 6 vs. NY Islanders…Recorded points in seasonhigh eight straight contests December 7-21 (5g-5a-10pts), as well as four straight November 16-25 (1g-5a-6pts)…Had points in three straight March 23-27 (2g-4a-6pts); and in back-to-back games six times, most recently April 8-10 (3g)…Posted 13 multiple-point games, including team season-high (tie) 2g-2a-4pts November 28 vs. NY Islanders…Totals showed two season-high three-assist games: March 23 vs. Columbus and January 2 at Minnesota…Two-point games included two goals April 10 vs. NY Islanders/January 5 vs. Dallas/December 12 vs. Philadelphia…Had 1g-1a five times, most recently April 3 at Carolina; also had two 2a efforts, most recently November 21 at Dallas…Reached/surpassed 300-goal mark December 12…Tied for second on team with four game-winning goals (Z. Parise, 5)…Posted two game-determining goals: January 12 at NY Rangers and December 5 vs. Detroit; was 2-5 (40.0%) in shootouts…Missed 10 games January 18-February 5 (concussion-symptomatic); also missed first 13 games of campaign due to groin injury…Served Czech Republic as captain at 2010 Olympic Winter Games; posted 2g-2a-4pts in 5 games…Is Devils’ all-time playoff leader with 40g, 77 assists and 117 points; is also first with 19 power play goals, 387 shots and 6 GWG (tie).
Is franchise’s all-time leader with 440 assists, 754 points and 194 multiplepoint games, while 314 goals are second (J. MacLean, 347)…A member of New Jersey’s 2000/03 Stanley Cup Championship teams…2008-09: Completed campaign with 295g-411a-706pts; passed Head Coach MacLean (701) as team’s all-time leader with assist March 17 vs. Chicago…Became club’s all-time leader in assists, passing S. Niedermayer (364) October 18 at Washington…With 1g-1a-2pts December 27 at NY Rangers, passed MacLean’s franchise mark of 169 career multiple-point games…Reached 30-goal mark for fourth time in career; four 30g seasons are tied (Z. Parise) for second-most in team history (MacLean, 5)…Second on Devils with 31g (Parise, 45), 47a (Parise, 49), 78pts (Parise, 94) and career-high 12 power play goals (Parise, 14)…Tied M. Sundin and J. Jagr for NHL record with 15th career overtime tally December 4 at Philadelphia (since tied by S. Fedorov)…Appeared in 800th career NHL game February 11 vs. NY Islanders, recorded 400th assist February 6 at Atlanta and posted 700th point with goal March 14 at Montreal…Recorded points in team season-high ten straight games November 29-December 21 (8g-9a-17pts)…Assists in five straight contests February 3-11 were also a team-season high…Recorded 23 multi-point games, including season-high 2g-2a-4pts December 19 vs. Ottawa…Totaled four three-point games: 3a January 4 vs. Ottawa, 1g- 2a December 12 vs. NY Rangers, 3a November 23 at Tampa Bay and 2g-1a November 15 vs. Washington…Was 3-7 (42.9%) in shootouts, including game-determining goal February 19 at Tampa Bay…Missed five of eight games March 23-April 7 with lower body injury…Named NHL’s Third Star of the Week for period ending December 21 with a league-high 3g-5a-8pts…Represented Czech Republic at World Championships; posted 2g in three appearances…2007-08: Finished tied (Parise) for team lead with eight game-winning goals…Passed MacLean (57) for the most GWG in team history December 5 vs. Boston…Finished second on squad with 263 shots (Parise, 266) and 20g- 35a-55pts overall (Parise, 65pts)…Tied Niedermayer for the most assists in franchise history April 1 at NY Islanders…Recorded points in season-high four straight games twice: February 18-24 (1g-5a-6pts) and January 4-10 (2g-3a-5pts)…Totals included 14th career OT tally March 7 vs. Tampa Bay, as well as 13th career OT tally/lone goal of contest December 23 at Calgary…Had four season-high 3pt games: 1g-2a February 4 vs. Pittsburgh, 2g-1a January 22 at Philadelphia, 2g-1a December 5 vs. Boston and 2g-1a October 13 at Atlanta…Recorded GDG April 6 vs. NY Rangers and January 8 vs. Buffalo; was 48 5-6 (83.3%) in SO overall…Played in his 700th NHL game December 13 at Boston; missed 2 games December 29-January 2 (sore groin), as well as five contests due to illness…Led squad with 4g-2a-6pts during Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. NY Rangers; recorded at least 1pt in all 5 games…2006-07: Led Devils with 21g-48a-69pts overall; was fourth with 21g and first with 48a…Also led team with 8g-23a-31pts during the man advantage…Saw action in 75 of 82 games, including 34 straight to start season through December 22…Posted season-high eight-game point-scoring streak November 27-December 14 (5g-8a-13pts)…Was second on club (S. Gomez) with 14 multiple-point games, including six season high 3pt outings…Three-point matches included five 1g-2a games, most recently March 6 at Philadelphia to establish franchise record with 37th career 3pt outing…Posted his 300th NHL assist December 22 at Washington; played in his 600th NHL game October 14 vs. Philadelphia…With 1g-2a- 3pts December 1 vs. Pittsburgh, passed K. Muller (520pts) into second place on New Jersey’s all-time point-scoring list…Recorded first career GDG March 8 at Pittsburgh; was 2-11 (18.2%) in SO overall…Scored OT goal December 6 vs. Montreal…Missed five straight contests March 15-24 (slight groin)…Recorded 1g-9a-10pts while appearing in ten of 11 playoff contests; missed game one of ECSF vs. Ottawa (ill)…With 3a in series-clinching game of ECQF at Tampa Bay, became first Devils’ player to reach/surpass 100pt mark in NHL playoff career…Posted lone playoff tally in game 1 vs. Lightning; 35g surpassed C. Lemieux (34) for most in Devils’ history…Named seventh captain in Devils’ history October5, 2006; signed new multi-year contract July 3, 2006…2005-06: Playing time was limited to 38 games, including season-high 20 straight appearances March 10-April 18…Made season debut January 3 vs. Florida after missing first 39 games of season and training camp with hepatitis-A…Recorded points in nine of first ten appearances (4g-12a-16pts), including season-high (tie) 5-game point-scoring streak January 17-24 (2g-6a-8pts)…Recorded assists in five straight April 9-18 (3g-7a-10pts) to match team season high (P. Martin, Dec. 26-Jan. 3)…First goal April 16 vs. Philadelphia marked his 500th career point; was just third player in team history to reach milestone (MacLean, 701 & Muller, 520)…Recorded 12 multiple-point games overall, including team season-high (tie) 3g-2a-5pts April 5 vs. Pittsburgh…Has four of the 25 five-plus point regular-season efforts in team history; seven career hat tricks are a team record…Was 2-5 (40.0%) in SO overall…Missed four contests March 1-7 with bruised ribs…Led Devils with 6g-10a-16pts in nine post-season outings, including 5g-6a-11pts in ECQF vs. NY Rangers…Eleven points in a series tied the team record (MacLean, 4g-7a-11pts, ’88 PDSF vs. NYI) and included 2g-4a-6pts in seriesopener… Six points is the second-highest single-game point-total in franchise history; trailed only Pa. Sundstrom (3g-5a-8pts, Apr. 22, ‘88 vs. Wsh.)…2004-05: Represented Czech Republic at World Cup; posted 3g-2a-5pts…Spent campaign with Znojemsti (Czech Rep.) and Magnitogorsk (Rus.)…Despite splitting season with two teams/leagues/countries, led Znojemsti with plus-seven mark and finished fourth with 8g-20a-28pts…Teammates at Magnitogorsk included former Devils’ linemate P. Sykora…Contracted hepatitis-A while in Europe, March 2005…Participated in former teammate I. Larionov’s farewell game December 13, 2004 at Moscow’s Luzhniki Arena…2003-04: One of just three Devils’ players (S. Brylin & J. Pandolfo) – all forwards – to appear in every game…Finished first on Devils with 38g, 81pts, three shorthanded goals, 9 GW tallies (to match career high), 9 PPG (tie, Niedermayer), career-high 300 shots, and +26 mark; reached 35g mark for third time…Finished tied for fourth in NHL in both goals and GW…Led Devils in scoring for franchise-record fifth straight year; no other player had led the club in scoring for more than two straight…Became first Devils’ player since 1992-93 (Lemieux) to post 300-plus shots…Posted season-high 2g-3a-5pts February 25 vs. Buffalo; also posted 2g-2a-4pts February 21 at NY Rangers…Recorded two team season-high (tie, Gomez & Niedermayer) 7-game point-scoring streaks March 20-April 3 (4g-11a-15pts) and November 12-26 (5g-4a-9pts)…Set Devils’ record/tied franchise mark with 6g-5a-11pts over a 3-game stretch February 21-25…On December 4 vs. Washington, became just the 11th player to appear in 500 games in a Devils’ sweater…Unsuccessful on third career penalty shot attempt December 10 vs. NY Islanders (G. Snow); became first player in league history to record the OT/GW after missing an OT PS…Goal that evening marked his 400th career point; became first player in history to attempt more than one career OT PS (Dec. 1, ’00 vs. J. Vanbiesbrouck, NYI)…Goal March 6 at Carolina marked his 200th lifetime tally…Tied NHL record with four OT goals (S. Niedermayer, Mar. Naslund & O. Nolan) in a season; O. Jokinen and D. Sedin have accomplished since…Named NHL Offensive Player of the Week for period of March 21-28; posted 3g- 6a-9pts in 4 games…Appeared in his 100th lifetime playoff game in game 3 of ECQF vs. Philadelphia and posted 2g to pass MacLean for sole possession of first place on the club’s all-time playoff pointscoring list…2002-03: Finished first on Devils with 28g, 57pts and 255 shots while playing in 81 regularseason games…Posted team-leading (tie w/Langenbrunner) 13th multiple-point game with 4g-1a-5pt effort March 30 vs. NY Islanders for sixth career hat trick…Four goals tied a franchise record, while tying MacLean for most 3g games in Devils’ history…Recorded his 200th lifetime assist February 4 vs. Buffalo; appeared in his 400th NHL game October 23 at Atlanta…Finished fifth on Devils in post-season scoring with 5g-8a-13pts; led all players with 3g-4a-7pts in SCF vs. Anaheim…2001-02: Finished first on Devils with 29g-32a-61pts; also led squad with 29g, 8 PPG (tie), 8 GW tallies and 14.6 shooting percentage…Established career high with 3g-2a-5pts October 18 vs. San Jose (since matched)…Missed 5 games January 5-12 with finger infection to snap personal career-high consecutive games-played stretch at 192…Named NHL Player of the Week for October 15-21; recorded 4g-4a-8pts in 3 games…Reached the 300pt mark in NHL career with goal January 23 at Florida…Finished first on club with 2g-4a-6pts in six post-season contests…Played for Czech Republic at Olympic Winter Games and was Devils’ lone representative at All-Star Game…Agreed to terms on a new contract July 15, 2002…2000-01: Named to NHL’s First All- Star Team; was just second Devil ever to be honored (Stevens, ’93-94)…Along with M. Brodeur, was voted Devils’ co-MVP by his teammates…Was one of just two Devils (C. White) to appear in all 82 games…Led Devils/finished third in NHL with franchise-record 40g-56a- 96pts; broke Muller’s franchise record of 94pts (1987-88)…Forty goals and 56a were also career highs; led club with Devils’ record 58pts at home (since tied, Parise, ’08-09)…Led Devils and was tied for first in NHL (J. Sakic, Col.) with +45 mark; was just second Devil ever to lead league (Stevens, +53, ’93- 94)…Posted three hat tricks; was first Devil to post three 3g games in a season since 1988-89 (MacLean)…Had points in season-high 13 straight games March 13-April 6 (12g-13a-25pts)…Set Devils’ record with 9g-14a-23pts (S. Richer, 6g-15a-21pts, ’95) in the playoffs…Total included franchiserecord/ NHL-high 10-game point-scoring streak May 1-22 (5g-8a-13pts)…1999-00: Posted team-leading 35g, 72pts, 9 PPG and 9 GW tallies…Was first Devil to reach 30g mark since 1993-94 (MacLean, 37 & Richer, 36)…Had points in season/career-high/Devils’ record 15 straight games (since tied) December 27-January 28 (15g-9a-24pts)…Posted a goal in his first career PS attempt March 10 at Atlanta (D. Rhodes)…Made 1999-00 debut October 29 at Carolina; contract was activated October 28 after agreeing to terms October 25…Represented World Team in his first-ever All-Star Game appearance and had 2a…Assisted on Cup-clinching goal with backhand pass to J. Arnott in game 6 of SCF at Dallas…Finished tied for first on Devils and tied for third in NHL with 7g-13a-20pts; was tied for first on New Jersey/in NHL at +9 during playoffs…1998-99: Appeared in 74 games to match total from 1997-98, while 33a were 14 more than previous season…Was third on club with 9g-18a-27pts since Elias-Arnott-Sykora line was formed February 6…1997-98: Finished third in voting for Calder Trophy after posting 18g-19a-37pts overall; 18g was second among NHL rookies while 37pts were third among first-year players…Became sixth Devil to be named to NHL All-Rookie Team…Was named NHL Player of the Week November 3; had 5g-1a-6pts to capture award…Represented Czech Republic in his first World Championship appearance…1996-97: Began season on Albany’s (AHL) roster; was second on team with 10g-13a-23pts in 20 appearances until December 3 recall by Devils…Injuries opened up spot on Devils’ roster; played in 17 of 18 contests December 3-January 10 and posted 2g-3a- 5pts…Participated in AHL All-Star Classic; recorded 3 shots in World Team’s 3-2 SO victory…Recalled to New Jersey just prior to NHL Playoffs, when injury to D. Andreychuk allowed him to make his post-season debut…1995-96: First full season in North America was spent primarily at Albany…Finished sixth on club with 27g-36a-63pts in 74 AHL games played…First/lone NHL appearance that season came December 7 vs. Toronto during emergency recall situation…Signed his first professional contract July 12, 1995…OTHER: Joined Devils after three seasons with Poldi Kladno (Czech Rep.)…Had 2g-5a-7pts in 1993-94 European Junior Championships.
Married Petra Volakova during the 2007 off-season…Spent this past summer in New Jersey…Participated in a feature story and photo shoot for ESPN Magazine, June 2010, about the impact that soccer had on developing his hockey skills; other participating athletes included Steve Nash (NBA), Dwight Freeney (NFL), Raphael Matos (IRL) and Shane Victorino (MLB)…Says he would be playing soccer if he were not in the NHL…Assisted with Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF night October 28, 2009 at Prudential Center…Traveled to Belize on behalf of the children’s organization, summer 2008…Previously named UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador, August 2006…Attended Red Bulls vs. Manchester City game on July 25 and met one of his favorite players, Thierry Henry, as well as TV host Kelly Ripa…Lists U2 and Depeche Mode as his favorite musical groups…An avid golfer; lists Roger Federer, Michael Jordan and David Beckham as his dream foursome…In 2003, brought Stanley Cup to 8,000 fans in Znojmo, as well as to the mayor of his hometown of Trebic.
1st NHL GP: 12/7/95, Tor. 2 @ NJ 1 • 1st NHL Goal: 12/12/96, NJ 7 @ Bos. 4 vs. B. Ranford • 1st NHL Assist: 12/5/96, Cgy. 1 @ NJ 2 • 300th NHL Goal: 12/12/09, Phi. 1 @ NJ 4 • Most Goals in Game: 4; 3/30/03, NYI 0 @ NJ 6 • Most Assists in Game: 3; 16 times, last time 3/23/10, CBJ 3 @ NJ 6 • Most Pts. in Game: 5; 4 times, last time 4/5/06, Pit. 4 @ NJ 6 (3g-2a) • Most PIM in Game: 15; 11/10/01, NJ 1 @ Tor. 1 (OT) (maj., misc.) • Most Shots in Game: 10; 10/11/08, NJ 2 @ Pit. 1 (OT) • GP Streak: 192; 11/3/99-4/8/00 (71), 10/6/00-4/7/01 (82), 10/6/01-1/3/02 (39) • Goal-Scoring Streak: 5; 2/19-27/04 (8g); 1/15-26/00 (7g) • Assist-Scoring Streak: 8; 3/19-4/2/01 (10a) • Point-Scoring Streak: 15; 12/27/99-1/28/00 (15g-9a- 24pts) • Penalties: 194 min., 3 maj., 3 misc., 1 game misc. • Multiple-Pt. Games: 134 2-pt. games, 48 3- pt. games, 8 4-pt. games, 4 5-pt. games