Appeared in 69 games with 36 points (10G, 26A), and 43 PIM...had eight multiple point games...had an assist and scored the shootout winner on Oct. 9 vs PIT...left game early on Oct. 13 @ MIN with shoulder injury...returned from shoulder injury on Nov. 7 @ MTL and had an assist...had 2 assists on Nov. 10 @ BOS...scored 1st goal of season on Nov. 19 vs CHI...had a goal and assist on Nov. 22 @ NSH...had a goal and assist on Dec. 2 vs CBJ...had first 2-assist night on Jan. 3 @ BUF...had 2 assists on Jan. 24 @ VAN...had his 1st career hat trick (and an assist) on Mar. 20 @ NSH.
Appeared in 47 games with 42 points (14G, 28A), +3 (2nd on team) and 18 PIM...had 12 multiple point games...opened the season recording 8 points in 9 games including a multi-point game on Oct. 29 @ CHI...had another multi-point game against CHI with 2 assists on Nov. 7...had a goal and assist, was +2, named 2nd star of game on Nov. 19 vs. PHX...collected a goal and assist on Nov. 21 @ ANA... returned after missing 4 games and scored 3 points (1G,2A) on Dec. 1 @ MTL...had two assists on Jan. 4 vs. DET...collected 4 assists, was +4 and named 1st star on Jan. 13 @ SJ...scored 2 goals on Feb. 17 vs MTL...had a goal and 2 assists on Feb. 19 vs ATL...missed final 18 games with shoulder injury.
Appeared in 22 games with 22 points (7G, 15A), +7 (first on team) and 8 PIM...had four multiple point games...had a 5-game point streak from Oct. 6-14 (1G, 4A)...missed Oct. 16 game with flu...had career best game with 5 points (1G, 4A) on Oct. 22 vs. CBJ...posted 2 assists on Oct. 24 @ CGY...had a goal and an assist on Nov. 18 vs. COL... has had points in 5 straight games (2G, 4A from Nov. 5 - Nov. 18)...scored his 100th career NHL goal on Nov. 23 vs. PHX...set to have season-ending shoulder surgery in December.
Finished the season 1st in team scoring with 66 points (23G, 43A), 1st in assists (43) and T-1st in goals (23) in 72 GP...27 of his 43 assists & 31 of his 66 points have come on the powerplay...among NHL leaders in PPA (8th with 27) and PP points (24th with 4-27-31)...marks the 4th consecutive season that he has led the Oilers in scoring (2005-06 to 2008-09)...scored his 200th career Oilers/NHL assist with a PPA at COL (Oct. 23)... had a six-game scoring streak (5-4-9; Oct. 30-Nov. 9)...had career-high eight-game scoring streak (4-7-11; Nov. 18-Dec. 6) ended vs FLA (Dec. 11). The streak is the longest by an Oiler...scored 300th career Oilers/NHL point at VAN (Dec. 26) to become 15th player in Oilers history to score 300-or-more points...scored 2-2-4, including GWG, vs CBJ (Jan. 20) to equal single-game career-high...Named NHL’s third star for week ending Jan. 25/09...played his 400th Oilers/NHL game vs CBJ (Feb. 26)...scored 20th goal of the season vs MIN (Feb. 28). It is the second 20-goal season of his career...the goal at TOR (Mar. 7) was his 21st of the season, establishing a new single-season high...had a four-game assist & point scoring streak (1-5-6; Mar. 24-29) ended vs SJ (Apr. 2)... registered team-leading 16th multiple point game with 1-1-2 vs VAN (Apr. 4).
Scored 20-51-71 with 34 PIM &was-9in74GP...scoredpointsin49of74GP&wasplusorevenin44of74GP...namedoneoffour alternate captains, wearing the “A” for home games...won two Oilers awards, winning the Zane Feldman Trophy as the team’s MVP & was also named the Most Popular Player...led Oilers in scoring & tied for 33rd place in NHL scoring race... marks the 3rd consecutive season that he has led the Oilers in scoring (2005-06 to 2007-08) & he has also led Oilers in assists for the past three seasons...71 point season fell six points shy of career-high 19-58-77 scored in 2005-06...moved into 16th place on Oilers career-scoring race with 265 points...is the 22nd Oiler to score 200-or-more career points...also led the Oilers in powerplay scoring and PPA with 8-22-30...was 3rd on the Oilers in goals, reaching the 20-goal plateau for first time in career with PPG at SJ (Mar. 16)...his 17 multiple point games led the Oilers...scored season-high three points on five occasions...had two six-game & one five-game scoring streak... registered 200th career Oilers/NHL point with two goals vs MIN (Oct. 25) & netted the shootout deciding goal vs the Wild...was 6-16 in shootouts with four deciding goals (vs MIN, Oct. 25, at VAN, Nov. 14, at DET, Dec. 13 & vs CBJ, Mar. 2)...played 300th Oilers/ NHL game at COL (Nov. 28)...missed seven games due to injury.
Scored 13-40-53 with 40 PIM and was -7 in 64 GP to tie for Oilers scoring lead & was 1st in assists, 1st in PPA (20), 1st in PP points (5-20-25) & 7th in goals...led Oilers with 14 multiple point games & 12 multiple assist games...missed 17 games due to injury...had two, five-game scoring streaks with 2-5-7 (Oct. 23-Nov. 1) & 2-5-7 (Jan. 2-10) & led Oilers with four, four-game assist scoring streaks...had eight assists in five games between Jan. 27-Feb. 3...among his 14 multiple-point games was a four-point game that saw him tie his single-game career-high with 1-3-4 vs LA (Jan. 27)...also had two three- point games (1-2-3 vs PHX, Oct. 23 & 0-3-3 vs STL, Nov. 16), and 11 two-point games...the three-assist game vs STL (Nov. 16) tied his single-game best...scored GWG vs FLA (Jan. 2) and had eight GWA...registered a single-game career-high 8 PIM, including his 100th career Oilers/NHL PIM, vs SJ (Oct. 12).
Led Oilers in scoring with career-high 19-58-77 in 81 GP...was 1st in assists & 5th in goals...led Oilers in multiple point games with 23...tied for 33rd in NHL scoring race & was 10th in NHL with 58 assists...15th in NHL powerplay scoring with 7-35-42 & 6th in PPA (35)...had a seven-game scoring streak (3-8-11; Dec. 31-Jan. 16)...scored his 100th career Oilers/NHL point vs MIN (Dec. 28)...scored 100th career Oilers/NHL assist vs CGY (Apr. 1/06) and his 100th career Oilers/NHL point with a goal vs MIN (Dec. 28/05)... played 200th career Oilers/NHL game at VAN (Mar. 23/06)...was involved in 13 GWG, scoring four and assisting on nine...led the NHL with 14 shootout attempts and scored on five of the attempts... scored 6-11-17 in 24 playoff games to finish 4th on Oilers scoring list & 11th in NHL...tied for 2nd in powerplay scoring with 4-7-11.
Scored 13-18-31 with 28 PIM in 47 games for HC Moeller Pardubice of the Czech Republic Extraleague...named playoff MVP as he helped Pardubice win the Extraleague championship by scoring a playoff leading 4-10-14 in 16 games.
Scored 12-22-34 with 14 PIM and was -7 in 71 games...5th on Oilers scoring list & was 8th in goals (12) & 5th in assists (22)...3rd on Oilers in PP scoring with 4-7-11...7 multiple point games ranked him 4th on Oilers...played in his 100th career Oilers/NHL game at PHI (Jan. 10).
Named Top First Year Oiler in Oilers/NHL debut season...scored 6-24-30 with 14 PIM & was +5 in 59 games...9th on Oilers scoring list & 6th in assists...finished among NHL rookie leaders in several categories...was 7th in points, 2nd in assists, 3rd in PPA (9), 8th in PP points (0-9-9) & 15th in plus/minus... his 30 points ranked 11th on the Oilers single-season scoring list for rookies while his 24 assists ranked 4th all-time...named to 2003 Western Conference roster for NHL YoungStars Game at FLA on Feb. 1, but did not play due to injury....named NHL Rookie of the Month for March...registered points in 13 of the month’s 16 games as he helped the Oilers post a 10-2-3-1 record...scored a point-per-game with 3-13-16 & was +9...made his Oilers/NHL debut in season opener vs PHI (Oct. 10)...scored 1st Oilers/NHL goal vs MTL (Jan. 4)...put together a career-high seven-game scoring streak (1-7-8; Mar. 1-13)...the streak was the longest rookie scoring streak in the NHL & the longest by an Oiler.
Spent two seasons with the Hull Olympiques of the QMJHL, scoring 63-134-197 in 121 games from 2000-01 to 2001-02...named to QMJHL 2nd All-Star Team in 2001-02...won the Mike Bossy Trophy as the QMJHL’s top pro prospect in 2000-01..finished among QMJHL’s to 20 scorers each season...was 17th in QMJHL scoring race with 36-64-100 in 2000-01 & was 19th in 2001-02 with 27-70-97.
Member of Czech Republic national team at 2006 Winter Olympics...scored 1-2-3 with 2 PIM in 8 games to help win bronze medal...member of Czech Republic’s gold medal winning team at 2005 IIHF World Championship, scoring 2-0-2 in 7 GP...skated at 2002 IIHF World Jr. Championship.