2005-2006: Earned a plus or even rating in 50 of 65 contests with Atlanta...Missed seven games, Nov. 1 - 16, with an oblique muscle strain and 11 games, Mar. 1 - 21, following sports hernia surgery...Tied a career-high with two goals, including the game-winner on Dec. 13 vs. Detroit...Appeared in his 400th career NHLgame on Feb. 9 at Ottawa.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: In 2004-05, earned 41 points (13-28-41) in 37 games with Ilves Tampera of the Finnish Elite League...Finished third on the team in points...In 2003-04, set career-highs in goals (14), assists (26), points (40) and games (82)...Tallied a penalty shot goal on his first career attempt on Nov. 5 at Buffalo...Appeared in his 300th career NHLgame on Dec. 13 at NYIslanders...Earned his 100th career NHLassist on Mar. 13 vs. Washington...In 2002-03, was the only Atlanta player to appear in all 71 games prior to suffering a fractured ankle that caused him to miss the final 11 contests...Appeared in his 200th career NHLgame on Oct. 16 at Pittsburgh...Tied a career-high with two goals on Oct. 18 at Tampa Bay...Notched his 100th career NHLpoint on Dec. 30 at Pittsburgh...In 2001-02, missed nine games, Nov. 4 - 24, with a hyper-extended elbow and seven games with a broken jaw from Oct. 13 - 27...Tied his career-high with three assists and points on Jan. 9 vs. Ottawa...Scored his first career shorthanded goal on Mar. 1 vs. NYIslanders...In 2000-01, set a career-high with three assists on Jan. 29 at NYRangers...Matched his career-high with two goals and three points on Mar. 10 at Boston...Scored two goals to tie his career-high on Apr. 3 vs. Ottawa...Collected 11 points (6-5-11) in final 15 games...In 1999-00, topped the Thrashers in even strength assists (18)...Scored his first NHLgoal on Dominik Hasek on Oct. 9 vs. Buffalo...Assisted on the first goal in franchise history (Kelly Buchberger) on Oct. 2 vs. New Jersey, his NHLdebut...In 1998-99, played in 33 games with Long Beach (IHL)and collected 35 points (11-24-35)...Earned spot on Western Conferences IHLAll-Star squad...Scored four goals on Nov. 3 vs. Cincinnati.
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: Played for Sparta Praha of the Czech Republic before coming to North American at the age of 18 for Long Beach...Registered eight points (2-6-8) in 27 games with Sparta Praha in 1997-98...Was named to the Czech Republic team for the 1999 World Jr. Championships, but missed the tournament due to injury...Notched two points in seven games at the 1998 World Jr. Championships.
PERSONAL: Patrik and his wife, Carolyn, have two sons, James and Wyatt...Was the fourth European player, and second from Czech Republic chosen first overall in NHLEntry Draft (1999)...Started and finished 1998-99 season ranked first on NHLs Central Scouting Service rankings...Wore the number 13 for Atlanta for three seasons before switching to 27 after the acquisition of Slava Kozlov...Missed age requirement for 1998 NHLEntry Draft by one day.