GAME HIGHS: Goals: 2 / Assists: 2 / Points: 3 ... HAT TRICKS: 0 / MULTI-PT GAMES: 27
CAREER: In the 2nd 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: Led DET in goals and was 1-of-5 players to skate in all 82 games...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 and 2/7 at ARI...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.
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.
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy (AHL - Playoff MVP) (2013)
Signed as a free agent by Piestany (Slovakia), September 20, 2012.
It's cool when you think about how many great American players have played the game and the two players that were at that 18-game point streak and what they've done in their careers. It's pretty cool right now, but it was kind of overshadowed by the loss.
— Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane after breaking the record for longest point streak by an American-born player with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss against the Kings