GAME HIGHS: Goals: 2 / Assists: 2 / Points: 3 ... HAT TRICKS: 0 / MULTI-PT GAMES: 22
CAREER: In the 1st season of a 3-year contract...2013 Calder Cup champion with Grand Rapids...2013 Jack A. Butterfield Trophy (Playoff MVP) after 16-5-21 in 24 GP...2012 World Championship silver medal with Slovakia...Represented Slovakia at 2009 and 2010 WJC and 2014 Olympics.
2014-15: Named NHL's 2nd star of the week on 1/19...Had a career-high 3 points (2-1-3) on 1/17 vs. NSH...Posted points in 6 straight games, 11/14-11/24...Tallied two goals on 11/20 at WPG...Scored the GWG in back-to-back games, 11/18-11/20...Started season with 1 pt. (1-0-1) in 9 games but recorded 10 (7-3-10) over his next 10 games from 10/31-11/20.
OTHER: Scored his 1st NHL goal in his 1st game on his 1st shot, 12/31/10 vs. NYI...Debuted as the youngest player in the AHL at 18, becoming the 1st DET drafted player to begin the season in GR the same year he was drafted.
I don't have a crystal ball. Predicting is a real complicated thing. If we stay healthy, have enough depth and get the good goaltending we think we're going to have, you can go all the way. But a lot of things have to happen. There's going to be a lot of teams that think the same thing. Everyone made deals. We're all are optimistic about where we'll end up.
— Rangers general manager Glen Sather after being asked if he's constructed a team that can win the Stanley Cup before their 4-1 win against the Predators on Monday