Satan appeared in his 1,000th NHL game on February 4, 2009 while playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins, becoming only the second Slovakian trained player in history to do so (Petr Bondra). To cap off a season of milestones, he also played in nine playoff games and won his first-ever Stanley Cup Championship.
He will be competing in his fourth Olympic games. He represented Slovakia at the 1994 Winter Olympic Games, scoring nine goals in eight games. He was also a member of the 2002 and 2006 Olympic teams, collecting three points in eight games.
He led the tournament in assists (8) and points (13) when the Slovaks won gold at the 2002 World Championship. The team captain, he finished eighth in tournament scoring with ten points (6-4-10) when they won the bronze medal at the 2003 tournament. He was the top scorer and named the best Slovakian player at the 1994 World Junior Championship (Pool C).
Satan, among the 2010 Olympians, has scored the most goals (70), for the national team.
You've got to focus on playing good hockey. When we do that we give ourselves a chance to win games. Win games and then maybe we''ll have a chance at the end. You can't worry about something like (the division title) when we're not playing our best hockey down the stretch. We'll figure things out together the way we always do and get back on the right page.
— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews after loss to Flyers on Wednesday left them five points out of first place in Central Division