|International Helped Slovakia win bronze at the 1999 World Junior Championship pitching in with three goals ? Led Slovakia to a bronze at the 1999 World Junior Under-18 Championship finishing tied for first in scoring with three goals and seven assists, named to the tournament All-Star team and winner of the Directorate Award for best forward ? Played on the 2000 World Junior Championship team and led the team in points ? Played on the 2000 World Junior Under-18 Championship team and led the team in scoring with eight points in six games ? Played on the 2001 World Championship team ? Played for both the World Championship and World Cup of Hockey team in 2004.
Career Drafted 3rd overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the Minnesota Wild, the franchise's first ever draft pick ? Became youngest player at 18 years, seven months and 20 days, to score an expansion team's inaugural goal ? Has Minnesota Wild franchise record for goals in a season with 30 ? Chosen to play in 2002 Topps/NHL Young Stars Game during NHL All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles ? Played in the 2003 NHL All-Star game.