• In 2009-10, Culek ranked third among Quebec Major Junior Hockey League rookies in assists (34) and tied for sixth in overall points (47) in 63 games.
• He was drafted 37th overall by Rimouski in 2009 and he plays on the Oceanic with long-time Czech teammate Petr Straka (No. 23 ranked) – they both played for HC Plzen in the Czech Republic in 2008-09.
• Culek competed for his country at the 2009 World Under-18 Championships and also participated at the 2010 CHL Top Prospects game.
• He started playing hockey at the age of three and he credits his father, a professional cyclist, for having the most influence on his career.
NHL team: Montreal Canadiens NHL player: Sidney Crosby Shootout move: “High shot” Goal celebration: “Hands up” Video game: Counter Strike Movie: Avatar TV Show: Sport Center Actor: Vin Diesel Music group: System of a Down Website: facebook.com Pump-up song: System of a Down Activity away from the rink: Golf, Tennis, Soccer
It's a tribute to him, and everything he's done and deserved is coming to fruition tonight with his jersey in the rafters. He's going to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. And I said today, if he's not, take my stuff out. If he doesn't deserve to be in there first ballot, no one does. Except for (Wayne) Gretzky, I guess.
— Hockey Hall of Fame member Brett Hull on former teammate Mike Modano, whose No. 9 was retired by the Dallas Stars on Saturday