Brother of Peter and Anton Czech Elite League All-Star Team (1978, 1979)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1983)
Scored total of 236 goals in 369 Czech Elite League games. Did not play during 1980-81 season preparing to defect to North America in June, 1981. Signed as a free agent by Quebec, August 26, 1980. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, August 12, 1985.
Just the feel for the direction they were headed and what they're trying to do, it just felt that this is a really good thing for this organization. They've got the pieces. We can put something together and go on a run or two and be together for a while, and I'm really excited about that opportunity. The team we have here has an opportunity to win, and that's the most attractive thing.
— Washington defenseman Matt Niskanen on why he decided to sign with the Capitals