|NUMBER:||39||BIRTHDATE:||January 20, 1988|
|HEIGHT:||5' 11"||BIRTHPLACE:||Maribor, Slovenia|
|WEIGHT:||190||DRAFTED:||DET / 2006 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Right||ROUND:||6th (182nd overall)|
CAREER: Second player in Slovenian national history to play in the NHL (Anze Kopitar is the other)... Named Best Forward at the 2008 IIHF U20 Championships (Division IB) as a member of Team Slovenia... Named 2nd Team OHL All-Rookie in 2006-07 as a member of the Saginaw Spirit
2011-12: Skated in 25 games... Missed first 36 games of the season with a fractured ankle... Recorded his first career NHL assist on 1/17 at DAL... Finished season with three points (1-2-3)... Registered 21 hits and 11 blocked shots
2010-11: Made his NHL debut with DET on 12/17 at COL …Scored his first career goal on 1/10 at COL … Averaged 8:11 TOI in 19 appearances with DET (1-0-1, 4PIM, 20 SOG, 14 hits)... Skated in 54 games for Grand Rapids (13-22-35)
PERSONAL: Hockey idol as a youth: Peter Forsberg… Favorite sports besides hockey: soccer and tennis… Favorite foods: salmon and steak… Favorite vacation spot: Bahamas.
It's hard to walk into that locker room and look those guys in the eye when they've played -- clearly, that was our best game we've played in the series -- and I thought we deserved a better fate tonight.