Helped his country (Czech Republic) win gold in the 1998 Winter Olympics
500th game (3/31/97 vs Florida)
400th game (1/8/96 vs Vancouver)
700th point (2/7/98 vs Buffalo)
600th point (1/4/97 at Tampa Bay)
500th point (2/24/96 at Montreal)
300th goal (4/15/98 vs Tampa Bay)
200th goal (2/7/96 at New Jersey)
300th assist (3/5/96 vs Winnipeg)
Won his first Hart Trophy as the NHL's Most Valuable Player...Won his third Art Ross Trophy, and second in a row, leading the league with 127 points...Also won the Lester B. Pearson Award as MVP as voted by the Players Association...Became the second player in Penguins history to win all three awards in one year...Mario Lemieux did it on three occasions, 1988, 1993 and 1996...Named an NHL First Team All-Star at right wing, his fourth First Team selection in the last five years...Led the league in assists (83) and power play assists (34), tied for second in goals (44) ranked second in power play points (43) and shots (343) and tied for ninth in game-winning goals (7)...Led the Penguins in goals, assists, points, power play goals, power play points, game-winning goals and shots...Ranked second on the team with a plus-17 rating...Recorded a point in 64 of his 81 games (79.0%), never going more than two straight games without a point...Was held scoreless in back-to-back games on only four occasions (Nov. 7-10; Dec. 15-16; Dec. 21-22; and Feb. 21-22)...Had 37 multi-point games, including one five-point game (Feb. 2 vs Buffalo 1g,4a), six four-point games, 11 three-point games and 19 two-point games...Also had eight games with two goals...Tied his career-high with points in 13 consecutive games from Dec. 26-Jan 21, collecting 25 points (8+17)...Also had a nine-game scoring streak, a six-game scoring streak, two five-game streaks, three four-game streaks and three three-game streaks...Was a plus or even player in 58 of his 81 games (71.6%)...Notched his 800th point with his second goal Jan. 31 at Montreal, becoming the second Penguin with 800 points...Played in his 600th game Nov. 25 at Washington...Scored three overtime goals (Dec. 26 vs Ottawa, Feb. 11 vs Vancouver and Apr. 18 at the Rangers), the first player in club history to score three in one season...Ranks second in club history with eight career regular season overtime goals (Lemieux -9)...Recorded 74 points (25+49) in 41 home games, 53 points (19+34) in 40 road games, 44 points (10+34) on the power play and 27 points (9+18) in 19 games vs Atlantic Division opponents, leading the team in all categories...Named Player of the Month for March after tallying 27 points (9+18) in 15 games...Played in his 5th NHL All-Star Game in Tampa Bay Jan. 24 recording xxx points for the World All-Stars...Also played in the 1992,1993, 1996 and 1997 games and was selected to start the 1994 and 1997 games but missed them due to injury...In all-time Penguins history, ranks second in points (862), second in goals (345), second in assists (517), fourth in games played (664), fourth in power play goals (86), second in game-winning goals (63), second in overtime goals (8) and third in shots on goal (2,304)...PLAYOFFS: Tied for second on the team in scoring with 12 points, despite playing in nine of 13 games...Picked up an assist in Game One vs New Jersey, then missed the next four games with a groin injury...Returned to the lineup for Game Six May 2 and scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime...Had five points (2+3) in the first round vs New Jersey, playing in three of seven games...Had points in seven of his nine games...Collected three points (1+2) in Game Three vs Toronto May 11...Ranks first in Penguins playoff history in games played (113), second in points (119), second in goals (55), third in assists (64), third in power play goals (15) and first in game -winning goals (10).
Won his second Art Ross Trophy in 1997-98, leading then league with 102 points (35+67)...Was the only player in the NHL to record 100 points...Named to the NHL First All-Star Team at right wing for the third time in his career...Tied for first in the league in assists, ranked ninth in goals, first in power play assists (31), first in power play points (38), tied for sixth in game-winning goals (8) and 11th in shots on goal (262)...Led the Penguins in goals, assists, points, game-winning goals , power play points , shots on goal and plus/minus (+17)...Collected 59 points (20+39) at home and 43 on the road (15+28), to lead the team in both categories...Recorded a point in 54 of his 77 games (70.1%), never going more than three consecutive games without recording a point...Had 32 multiple-point games, including three four-point games, 10 three -point games and 19 two-point games...Also had five games with two goals...Picked up at least a point in eight consecutive games from December 6 to 26, recording 15 points (7+8)...Also had two six-game scoring streaks : January 28-February 6 (3+4); March 2-14 (3+11); two four-game streaks : October 17-24 (3+6); December 29-January 6 (2+5); and three three-game streaks: October 1-4 (1+4); January 10-14 (1+6) and April 1-5 (1+4)...Was a plus or even player in 51 of his 77 games (66.2%), finishing the season at plus-17...Became the fourth Penguins to score 300 goals (Lemieux -613, Pronovost -316, Kehoe-312) notching his 300th Apr. 15 vs Tampa Bay... Picked up his 700th career point with a goal Feb. 6 at Buffalo... Became just the third Penguin (Lemieux -881 and Francis - 449) to reach the 400 assist mark, notching his 400th Jan.12 at Carolina...Passed Rick Kehoe for second place on the Penguins all-time points list with his 637th point Oct. 3 vs Carolina...Scored a goal for the World All Stars in the NHL All-Star Game in Vancouver on January 18...Was his fourth appearance in the NHL All-Star Game (1992, 1993, 1996)...Was also selected to the 1994 and 1997 All-Star Games, but did not play due to injury... Missed five games due to a groin injury...Tied for the Czech Republic team lead with five points (1+4) in six games at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, winning a gold medal...Led the Penguins in playoff scoring with nine points (4+5) in six games...Led the team in goals, tied for first in assists and plus/minus (plus-5)...Recorded a point in each of the first five games....Notched three assists in Game Two Apr. 25 vs Montreal...Also recorded three points (2+1) in Game Four, Apr. 29 at Montreal...Finished sixth in the NHL in scoring in 1996-97 with 95 points in 63 games...Tied for sixth in the league with 47 goals...Ranked second in the league in shooting percentage at 20.1% (47 goals on 234 shots)...Ranked second on the Penguins in points, goals and plus/minus (plus-22) and ranked third with 48 assists...Picked up 51 points (24+27) at home and 44 (23+21) on the road, ranking second on the team in both categories...Had 26 multiple point games, including 10 multiple goal games, second on the team...Notched a season-high five points (2+3) Dec. 23 at Toronto...Also had three four-point games...Had a nine-game goal streak, longest in the league, from Nov. 21 to Dec.10, scoring 14 goals...Had a career-high 13-game point streak, sixth longest in the league, from Nov. 16 to Dec. 13, recording 24 points (15+9)...Recorded a point in 50 of his 63 games...Was held scoreless in back-to-back games only twice during the season (October 5-8 and April 8-10)...Named NHL Player of the Month for November, collecting 23 points (16+7) in 13 games...Named to the NHL Second All-Star Team at right wing...Missed 19 games due to injury (groin-18, flu)...Led the Penguins in playoff scoring with eight points (4+4) in five games vs Philadelphia...Named to the NHL First All-Star team for the second consecutive season in 1995-96, after finishing second in the league in points (149) and goals (62)...Trailed only Mario Lemieux and Ron Francis in assists with 87...Set an NHL record for points (149) and assists (87) in a season by a right wing, breaking Mike Bossy's previous records of 147 and 83, set in 1981-82...Set the record for most points by a European-born player, breaking Peter Stastny's mark of 139 set in 1981-82...Only five players (Wayne Gretzky, Lemieux, Phil Esposito, Steve Yzerman and Bernie Nicholls) have recorded more than 149 points in a season...Led the NHL with a club record 12 game-winning goals...Led the NHL with 403 shots on goal, also a club record...Recorded a point in 70 of 82 games, never going more than two consecutive games without recording a point...Had 45 multiple point games, including 15 two-goal games...Ranked second on the team and third in NHL playoff scoring with 23 points (11+12) in 18 games...His 11 goals tied for the team lead and tied for second in the NHL...Had an 11-game point streak from Apr. 17 to May 11, collecting 18 points (10+8)...Scored his first career playoff hat trick in Game Five vs the Rangers May 11...Became the second player in team history to win the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer (Lemieux) in 1994-95, recording 70 points (32+38) in 48 games...Was the first European-trained player to win the scoring title...Became the first non-center and right wing to win the scoring title since Guy Lafleur in 1977-78, and was only the third non-center to win the scoring title since expansion in 1967 (Lafleur and Bobby Orr)...Finished second to Eric Lindros in balloting for the Hart Trophy as the league's Most Valuable Player...Became the first right wing in Penguins history to be named an NHL First Team All-Star...Led the Penguins in the 1995 playoffs with 10 goals and tied for second on the team with 15 points...His 10 goals ranked second in the league...Led the Penguins in scoring in 1993-94 with 99 points (32+67), which ranked ninth in the league...Was the first non-Canadian to ever lead the Penguins in scoring...Did not go more than three consecutive games without recording a point...Scored 34 goals in 1992-93 to rank fourth on the team...Had 60 assists and 94 points, ranking fifth on the team in both categories...Scored nine game-winning goals, second on the team...In 1991-92, ranked fourth on the team with 32 goals and fifth in points with 69...Scored 15 of his goals against Patrick Division teams and 17 of his 32 goals in the third period...Received a 10-game suspension from the NHL Jan. 27 for abuse of an official Jan. 26 at Washington...Ranked fourth in the league in playoff scoring with 24 points and fourth in goals with 11...Scored on the first-ever penalty shot in Penguins playoff history May 11 vs the Rangers (Vanbiesbrouck)...Ranked second in the league with four playoff game-winning goals...Named to the NHL All-Rookie team in 1990-91, finishing third among rookies in goals (27), fifth in assists (30) and fourth in points (57)...Became the youngest player in club history to record a hat trick, collecting three goals Feb. 2 vs Boston...Led all rookies in the 1991 playoffs with 13 points and 10 assists...Set an NHL record for assists by a rookie in the Stanley Cup Finals, recording five vs Minnesota...Led Kladno (Czech. Republic) in scoring in 1989-90 with 60 points in 51 games...Played for the Czechoslovakian team at the 1990 World Junior Tournament in Helsinki, Finland...Ranked second in the tournament in scoring with 18 points (5+13) and was selected to the tournament all-star team...Drafted by the Penguins in the first round (fifth overall) of the 1990 Entry Draft...Was the first Czechoslovakian player to attend an NHL draft without having to defect.