Has represented the Czech Republic in a number of international tournaments… Recorded three points (1g, 2a) in five games at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship… Captained the Czech Republic to its first gold medal at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup in 2016, scoring two goals and earning four assists in four tournament games… Registered three assists at the 2017 IIHF World Under-18 Championship.
Split the 2014-15 season between HC Zdar and HC Brno in the Czech U16 League and HC Brno in the Czech U18 League… Tallied three points (1g, 2a) in four games with HC Brno in the U18 League… Posted 71 points (24g, 47a) in 25 games with HC Zdar and 20 points (8g, 12a) in nine games with HC Brno in the U16 League… Led the Czech U16 League in assists (59) and points (91)… Recorded nine points (4g, 5a) in four U16 playoff games with HC Brno.
Registered 30 points (9g, 21a) in 18 games with HC Brno in the Czech U18 League during the 2015-16 season… Tallied 15 points (4g, 11a) in 10 playoff games to help HC Brno win the league championship.
Recorded 15 points (7g, 8a) in 41 games with HC Brno of the Czech Extraliga (Czech), the Czech Republic’s top professional league… Ranked third on the team with three power-play goals… Also appeared in one game with HC Brno’s junior team, recording three points (1g, 2a)… Skated in one playoff game with SK Trebic of the Czech 1 Liga (Czech 2), the Czech Republic’s second-tier hockey league… Scored four goals in 10 playoff games with HC Brno, helping the team win the franchise’s first championship in the Czech Republic’s top league.
Made his NHL debut at EDM (10/17)… Returned to HC Kometa Brno of the Czech Extraliga (10/22)… Registered 17 points (9g, 8a) in 24 games with HC Kometa Brno… Ranked tied for sixth on the team in goals and tied for eighth in points… Earned five multi-point games… Made his Czech Extraliga season debut at Aukro Berani Zlin (10/27)… Scored his first goal of the season vs. Piráti Chomutov (10/29)… Earned two points (1g, 1a) at HC Sparta Praha (11/3)… Recorded three points (1g, 2a) vs. HC Verva Litvínov (1/12)… Scored two goals vs. HC Sparta Praha (1/30)… Registered nine points (4g, 5a) in 14 playoff games… Helped lead HC Kometa Brno to the Czech Extraliga championship for the second straight season… Defeated HC Ocelári Trinec in five games in the championship series… Ranked tied for third on the team in goals and points during the postseason… Ranked tied for third in the league in game-winning goals (2) during the playoffs and tied for seventh in power-play goals (2)… Earned two points (1g, 1a) in Game 2 vs. HC Škoda Plzen (4/1)… Tallied two points in Game 5 vs. HC Škoda Plzen (4/7)… Registered two points (1g, 1a), including the championship-winning goal, in Game 5 vs. HC Ocelári Trinec (4/22)… Represented the Czech Republic at the IIHF World Championship following the season.
Posted two points (1g, 1a) in seven NHL games with Carolina… Spent the majority of the season with Charlotte (AHL), registering 52 points (16g, 36a) in 64 games… Ranked third on the Checkers in points and assists… Began the season in Carolina… Recorded first career NHL point with an assist vs. NYR (10/7)… Scored first career NHL goal at TBL (10/16)… Assigned to Charlotte (10/17)… Posted first career AHL points (1g, 1a) at Syracuse (10/27)… Tallied a four-game assist streak from 11/3-11/11 (5a)… Scored two goals vs. Belleville (11/21)… Registered four assists at Hartford (12/7)… Posted three assists at Springfield (12/8)… Named AHL Player of the Week (12/10)… Captained the Czech Republic team at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship, recording four points (1g, 3a) in five games… Registered back-to-back two-point games (1g, 1a each) at Belleville (1/5) and at Toronto (1/6)… Posted three assists vs. Binghamton (3/2)… Tallied three points (1g, 2a) vs. Rochester (3/15)… Recorded a three-game goal streak from 3/19-3/23 (4g)… Recorded two points in each of his final five games to end the regular season (4/3-4/12: 2g, 8a)… Earned 13 points (5g, 8a) in 18 AHL playoff games as the Checkers won the Calder Cup… Ranked fourth among AHL rookies in playoff goals and tied for fourth in playoff points and assists… Recorded his first AHL playoff point with an assist in his playoff debut in Game 1 of the First Round at Providence (4/20)… Scored his first AHL playoff goals with two goals in Game 2 of the Second Round at Hershey (5/4)… Earned two assists in Game 4 at Hershey (5/8)… Scored a goal in Game 1 of the Calder Cup Final vs. Chicago (6/1)… Earned two points (1g, 1a) in Game 3 of the Calder Cup Final at Chicago (6/5)… Recorded two points (1g, 1a) in Game 4 of the Calder Cup Final at Chicago (6/6) to extend his point streak to five games (5/26-6/6: 3g, 4a).
Completed his third NHL/Hurricanes season… Registered 36 points (16g, 20a) in 64 games… Set career highs in goals, assists, points and games played… Ranked fourth among NHL rookies in goals, tied for sixth in assists and seventh in points… Registered the sixth-most goals and points by a rookie in a season in Hurricanes history (since relocation)… Scored a power-play goal vs. MTL (10/3)… Scored the game-winning goal at LAK (10/15), extending his point streak to four games (10/8-10/15: 1g, 3a)… Scored the game-winning goal vs. DET (11/1)… Earned an assist vs. NYR (11/7), extending his point streak to four games (11/1-11/7: 1g, 3a)… Recorded two points (1g, 1a) vs. OTT (11/11)… Scored a goal at CHI (11/19), extending his point streak to four games (11/11-11/19: 2g, 3a)… Registered a career-high four points (2g, 2a) at TOR (12/23)… Scored the game-winning goal vs. WSH (12/28)… Scored a power-play goal at STL (2/4)… Scored a power-play goal at VGK (2/8)… Registered two points (1g, 1a) vs. NJD (2/14)… Earned two points (1g, 1a) at TOR (2/22)… Tallied four points (1g, 3a) in eight playoff games… Scored the game-winning goal in NHL playoff debut in Game 1 of Eastern Conference Qualifying Round vs. NYR (8/1)… Became the ninth player in franchise history to score a goal in their playoff debut and the third to score the game-winning goal in their playoff debut… Earned first career NHL playoff assist in Game 3 at NYR (8/4)… Played a playoff-career-high 18:45 in Game 1 of Eastern Conference First Round vs. BOS (8/12)… Recorded two assists in Game 2 at BOS (8/13).
Posted 41 points (14g, 27a) in 53 games during his fourth NHL/Hurricanes season… Became the fifth different Czech-born player in franchise history to post 40 points in a season and the first since Frantisek Kaberle in 2005-06… Ranked tied for eighth in the NHL in shorthanded goals (2)… Ranked tied for fourth in the NHL in overtime goals (2)… Ranked tied for 12th in the NHL and first on the team in plus/minus (+25)… Ranked seventh in goals, fifth in assists and sixth in points among Czech-born players in 2020-21… Led all Hurricanes forwards with a career-high 32 blocked shots… Also established career highs in assists, points, shorthanded goals, shorthanded points (4), power-play points (11) and average ice time (17:17)… Scored first career OT GWG in home opener vs. TBL (1/28)… Recorded two assists vs. DAL (1/30)… Missed three games due to an upper-body injury (2/7-2/11)… Posted assists in back-to-back games at DAL (2/13) and vs. CBJ (2/15)… Posted a three-game assist/point streak from 2/19-2/22 (1g, 3a)… Scored first career shootout game-deciding goal at FLA (2/27)… Posted a career-long, four-game assist/point streak from 3/1-3/7 (2g, 5a)… Named NHL Third Star of the Week (3/8)… Registered assists in back-to-back games at DET (3/16) and vs. CBJ (3/18)… Scored a goal in 100th NHL/Hurricanes game at CBJ (3/22)… Posted a career-long, three-game goal/point streak from 3/22-3/27 (4g, 3a), including a career-high four-point game (2g, 2a) vs. TBL (3/27)… Named NHL Second Star of the Week (3/29)… Posted two points (1g, 1a) in back-to-back games vs. FLA (4/8) and vs. DET (4/10)… Tallied a career-high three assists at FLA (4/22), including the first two shorthanded points of his NHL/Hurricanes career… Tied his career-long, three-game goal/point streak from 5/3-5/6 (3g, 1a), including his first two career shorthanded goals in back-to-back games vs. CHI from 5/4-5/6… Earned five points (2g, 3a) in 11 playoff games… Earned an assist in Game 1 of the Central Division First Round vs. NSH (5/17)… Closed the series on a three-game point streak from 5/23-5/27 (2g, 2a)… Scored two goals in Game 5 vs. NSH (5/25) for his first career NHL/Hurricanes postseason multi-point game.
Registered 40 points (14g, 26a) in 78 games during his fifth NHL/Hurricanes season, reaching the 40-point mark for the second straight campaign… Ranked second on the team with a career-high six game-winning goals… Posted a career-high 38 takeaways, finishing fourth in that category among Hurricanes forwards… One of three Hurricanes players to score a shorthanded goal and six to tally a shorthanded point… Established a new single-season career high in even-strength points (35) and tied his career best in even-strength goals (11)… Earned four points in four games from 10/31- 11/9 (3g, 1a), factoring on both of Carolina’s goals vs. ARI (10/31)… Scored the game-winning goal in back-to-back wins from 11/3-11/9, including the overtime winner at TBL (11/9)… Missed two games due to non-COVID illness (11/12-11/13)… Posted a three-game point streak from 11/16-11/20 (1g, 3a), with two assists at VGK (11/16)… Recorded five point in five games from 12/16-1/1 (1g, 4a), including two assists vs. DET (12/16)… Tallied two points (1g, 1a), including his 100th career NHL/Hurricanes point (goal), on his 23rd birthday vs. VAN (1/15)… Missed two games while in COVID protocol (1/18-1/21)… Earned four assists in four games from 2/18-2/25, including two assists vs. NSH (2/18)… Registered six points in four games from 3/22-3/28 (3g, 2a), including three points (2g, 1a) at WSH (3/28)… Played his 200th career NHL/Hurricanes game at NJD (4/23)… Posted two points (1g, 1a) in regular-season finale vs. NJD (4/28)… Earned five assists in 14 playoff games… Posted an assist in back-to-back games from 5/10-5/12, including his only power-play point of the postseason in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference First Round at BOS (5/12).
Registered 71 points (28g, 43a) in 82 games with Carolina, setting new career highs in goals, assists and points… Also set new career highs in even-strength goals (19), even-strength points (44), power-play goals (9), power-play points (26), overtime goals (4) and takeaways (45)… Led the team in points, power-play goals and power-play points while ranking tied for first in assists and second in goals and power-play assists (17)… Posted the most multi-assist games (10) of any Hurricanes skater and ranked tied for the team lead in multi-point games (18), both of which marked new career-high totals… Ranked second among Hurricanes forwards in takeaways (45)… Scored four of the team’s five latest game-tying goals, including three in the final minute of regulation… Became the sixth player in NHL history to score three last-minute tying goals in a single season and the first to accomplish the feat since 2006-07… Scored four of his five game-winning goals in overtime, tied with David Pastrnak for the league lead and setting the franchise’s single-season record… Was one of six Hurricanes skaters to play all 82 games and accomplished the feat for the first time in his NHL/Hurricanes career… Tallied a team-high 43 points (13g, 30a) on home ice… Opened the season with a four-game point streak from 10/12-10/22 (3g, 4a), including three points in the season opener vs. CBJ (10/12)… Needed just one game to post as many three-point games as in his entire previous campaign… Posted a career-long, six-game point streak from 10/24-11/4 (4g, 6a), with three points (1g, 2a) vs. BUF (11/4)… Earned two points (1g, 1a), including his first overtime winner of the season, vs. DAL (12/17)… Posted a five-game point streak from 1/25-2/1 (3g, 3a), with back-to-back overtime winners at DAL (1/25) and vs. SJS (1/27)… Scored the overtime winner in both games against the Stars, joining Erik Cole (2010-11 vs. ATL) as just the second player in franchise history to score multiple overtime goals against one opponent in a single season… Recorded three points (1g, 2a) in the Stadium Series game vs. WSH (2/18), tied for the second-most points by any player in an outdoor game… Earned three power-play points (1g, 2a) at ARI (3/3)… Tallied a season-high three assists vs. TBL (3/5), with two coming on the man-advantage… Scored the game-tying goal with 0.3 seconds left at PHI (3/18), one of three game-tying goals in the final second of regulation in 2022-23… Scored his fourth overtime winner of the season vs. OTT (4/4).