|NUMBER:||8||BIRTHDATE:||June 18, 1978 (AGE 35)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 4"||BIRTHPLACE:||Prague, Czech Republic|
|WEIGHT:||237||DRAFTED:||BUF / 2003 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||4th (106th overall)|
- Leads the Avalanche in hits (139) and blocked shots (113).
- Has set a new career high with six goals.
- Ranks second on the club in average ice time (22:31).
- Appeared in his 500th NHL game on Dec. 23 at San Jose.
- Left the game with a knee injury on Dec. 5 at Edmonton, forcing him to miss four games from Dec. 6-12.
- Had a three-game point streak, Nov. 23-29, tying his career high.
- Was a "plus" player in seven consecutive games, Oct. 25 to Nov. 10, posting a +14 rating during that stretch.
- Was only the third Avalanche player in the last nine seasons to be "plus" in seven or more consecutive games, joining Cody McLeod (Oct. 13 - Nov. 8, 2009) and Ian Laperriere (Oct. 25 - Nov. 10, 2005).
- Registered a career-high seven shots on Oct. 17 vs. Detroit.
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.