First season as a Griffin…First year pro…Signed to a three-year entry-level contract by Detroit, 8/7/12…Assigned by Detroit, 9/14/12.
: Amassed 68 points (30-38—68) in 48 games to help Saint John win the QMJHL’s President’s Cup in back-to-back years while reaching the league finals in three consecutive seasons…Capped off his junior career by helping the club to its third straight 100-point season and a winning percentage of 0.811 during his three seasons…Ranked among team leaders with 30 goals (T2nd), 38 assists (5th), 68 points (4th), a plus-46 rating (T4th), seven power play goals (3rd), two shorthanded goals (T2nd), five game-winning goals (3rd) 186 shots (3rd), two shootout goals (2nd) and a 1.000 shootout percentage (T1st)…Tied for fourth in the league in plus-minus and for ninth in game-winning goals…Ranked fourth on his team and in the QMJHL with 29 points (13-16—29) in 16 postseason games…Fell to Shawinigan in the Memorial Cup semifinal in his bid to help the Sea Dogs win two straight titles…Starred for Slovakia at the World Junior Championship in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, pacing his country with eight points (1-7—8) in five games and finishing 11th overall in tournament scoring. 2010-11
: Logged 60 games for Saint John and helped the team to a dominant season, where it piled up a 58-7-0-3 regular season record, captured the President’s Cup with a 16-3 postseason record and won the 2011 CHL Memorial Cup…Placed sixth on the team with 56 points (31-25—56)…Ranked sixth in the league with a plus-46 rating…Led the QMJHL in shootout goals for the second straight year, tying with teammate Jonathan Huberdeau with five…Tied for fourth in the league with seven game-winning goals…Tied for fourth on the team with 18 points (6-12—18) in 19 playoff games during the team’s championship run…Shared the Memorial Cup lead with four goals among his five points (4-1—5) in four contests…Represented Slovakia at the World Junior Championship in Buffalo, N.Y., recording one goal in six games. 2009-10
: Made the move to North America and finished fifth on the Sea Dogs with 51 points (26-25—51) in 64 games…Also ranked among team leaders with 26 goals (4th), 25 assists (9th), a plus-34 rating (7th), seven power play goals (T5th), a 0.186 shooting percentage (3rd), nine shootout goals (1st) and a 0.818 shootout percentage (2nd)…Led the league with nine shootout markers and tied for first with three shootout winners…Ranked fifth among QMJHL rookies in scoring…Registered 17 points (7-10—17) in 21 playoff games to help Saint John reach the QMJHL finals, where it fell to Moncton in six games. 2008-09
: Piled up 13 points (8-5—13) in five games for HC Kosice at the under-18 level before graduating to the under-20 level…Led the under-20 team in assists and finished second in points with 49 (19-30—49) in 48 games…Paced his team with five goals in three playoff games…Debuted for his country at the World U18 Championships in Fargo, N.D., and tied for the team lead with five points (2-3—5) in six contests. 2007-08
: Finished second on HC Kosice’s under-18 club in scoring as a 15-year-old with 52 points (28-24—52) in 57 games.
: Lives in Kosice, Slovakia…Has an older sister, Petra, who played hockey for Slovakia at the 2010 Olympics…Best friend in hockey is Tomas Varholik…Greatest hockey memory is winning the Memorial Cup with Saint John in 2011…Began playing hockey at the age of five…Hockey idols as a youth were Sidney Crosby, John Tavares and Marian Hossa…Plans to go into business after his playing career…If he could trade occupations for one day, he would be an actor…Also speaks Slovak and Czech…Played soccer growing up…Favorite foods are anything his mother makes…Favorite music artists are Coldplay…Favorite movies are The Hangover
, The Vow
and 21 Jump Street
… Favorite TV show is Prison Break
…Favorite website is Facebook…Enjoys movies, soccer and music.