2005-06: Played parts of the season in St. Louis and spent the majority of the season in Peoria Finished fifth on the club in points (50), tied for third in goals (19) and ranked fifth in assists (31) Earned AHL Player of the Week honors for the week of Oct. 11 after registering seven points (4g, 3a) in three games played.
Career: 2004-05: Set professional highs in games played (64), goals (17) and penalty minutes (24) with Worcester Recorded a natural hat-trick on March 12 vs. Providence, his first professional multi-goal game Set a professional high with four points (1g, 3a) on Oct. 16 vs. Springfield Finished fifth on the club in points (38) and tied for third in goals (17). 2003-04: Played in 20 games for St. Louis over three different stints, collecting four points (2g, 2a) along with four penalty minutes Recorded a pair of power-play goals on Oct. 29 at Detroit Appeared in 59 games with the Worcester IceCats, ranking first on the IceCats and fourth among all American Hockey League rookies in assists (29) Ranked third on Worcester with 41 points (12g, 29a) Was second on Worcester with a plus-eight rating Registered six points (3g, 3a) in 10 postseason games for the IceCats, tying him for first on the team.
2002-03: Made his NHL debut with St. Louis on April 6 at Colorado, registering his first career NHL goal against goaltender Patrick Roy, which was Roy's last career regular-season goal allowed. College Career: 2002-03: Became the first European-born player to capture the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, which is given to college hockey's most outstanding player Named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association's Player of the Year Was selected to the All-WCHA First Team Named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week three times (Nov. 18, Dec. 9, and Jan. 27) Selected as the Ice Hockey Collegiate Commissioners' Association National Player of the Month for November Earned All-American honors and received First Team All-America recognition from Inside College Hockey Was a co-winner of the Paul Markovich Award as one of Colorado College's top student athletes Earned the Thayer Tutt Award as team MVP and the M.B. Hopper Award as the team's leading scorer Led all NCAA players in points (82), goals (36), and ranked second in assists (46) Tied for second in the nation with eight game-winning goals and was tied for third with 15 power-play goals Helped lead Colorado College to the 2002-03 WCHA Championship, while earning their sixth NCAA Tournament bid since 1994 Recorded a point in 41 of the Tigers' 42 contests, and posted a 32-game point streak Ranks eighth on the school's all-time scoring list with 190 points (91 goals, 99 assists) in 126 games played. 2001-02: Tied for first on Colorado College with 50 points and led the team with 26 goals and 11 power play tallies ... Tied for first among WCHA scoring leaders with 50 points Named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week for the week of March 4 Scored the game-winning goal in overtime against Wisconsin at the WCHA Final Five Earned third-team WCHA honors. 2000-01: Named the WCHA Rookie of the Year after leading all league freshmen with 58 points Was a third-team All-WCHA selection and a member of the WCHA's All-Rookie Team Named a WCHA Rookie of the Week three times Was Colorado College's highest scoring rookie in school history Finished fifth among WCHA scoring leaders and was first on the club with 58 points and 29 goals Was second on the team with eight power-play goals. Junior Career: 1999-2000: Finished first in the league in all offensive categories; goals (41), assists (53) and points (94) Earned team MVP honors for the Des Moines Buccaneers and was the United States Hockey League's Offensive Player of the Year Received the Curt Hammer Award as the USHL's most outstanding player. 1998-99: Helped lead Des Moines to the USHL regular season and playoff championships Named recipient of Des Moines' Punsalan Memorial Award for his contribution to youth hockey Was tied for second on the club with 63 points and ranked second with 40 goals. International Career: Won a bronze medal with Team Slovakia at the 2003 World Championship in Finland Captured a bronze medal with Team Slovakia at the 1999 Junior World Championships in Winnipeg.