-- First Pro Goal: November 2, 2013 Adirondack vs. Albany (scored 2 games that game) -- Pro Debut: October 5, 2013 Adirondack at Hershey -- Signed a three-year entry-level contract with Philadelphia on April 11, 2013 -- Four seasons in QMJHL with Rimouski and Baie-Comeau: 212 games, 97g, 111a, 208pts, 162pim -- Finished seventh among all QMJHL skaters in goals (41) (2012-13) -- All-Rookie Team and Rookie of the Year with Rimouski in 2009-10: 28g, 36a, 64pts -- Played for Czech Republic at World Juniors Championships in 2011 and WJC-U18 in 2009.
For six months, it's a really good accomplishment. But as soon as April [11, the end of the regular season] comes around, no one thinks about the regular season anymore. For six months, it's a real battle to get into the playoffs in the NHL these days. There are a lot of good teams, and it takes consistency over a long time.
— Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau on clinching a playoff berth after a win against the Islanders on Saturday