Dvorak, a forward from the Czech Republic, played 18 seasons in the NHL with eight teams. He scored more than 19 goals and more that 50 points once during that time (31 goals, 67 points for the New York Rangers in 2000-01), but was a solid two-way forward who scored at least 15 goals seven times. His teams qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs four times during his career, but two of those four reached the Cup Final.
The Florida Panthers selected Dvorak in the first round (No. 10) of the 1995 NHL Draft, and he became a regular as an 18-year-old in 1995-96, finishing with 27 points (13 goals, 14 assists) in 77 games to help the third-year Panthers reach the Cup Final, where they were swept by the Colorado Avalanche.