|Born|| February 17, 1988|
Kladno, Czech Republic
| 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
| NHL team|
| Calgary Flames|
|Ntl. team||Czech Republic|
|NHL Draft|| 10th overall, 2006|
While playing in Kladno, he was constantly nicknamed "The Baby Jágr" due to his identical playing style and appearance to Jaromir Jagr, who also played for Kladno.
To add to his overwhelming resemblance, Michael (who cites Jágr as his role model) wore #68 at the Florida Panthers' rookie camp. Beginning in the 2006–07 season, he started his North American career playing for Rimouski Océanic of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL).
Michael made his debut for the Panthers straight from the QMJHL in the 2008–09 season. During his third season with the Panthers in the 2010–11 season, he was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks, along with goaltender Alexander Salak for Jack Skille, Hugh Jessiman and David Pacan on February 9, 2011.
He scored his first goal as a Blackhawk on March 2, 2011 against the Calgary Flames.
On July 15, 2011, Michael signed a three-year contract with the Blackhawks, worth $2.333 million per season. On May 27, 2013, he scored the second post-season penalty shot goal of his career against Jimmy Howard of the Detroit Red Wings.
Michael became the first player in NHL history to score more than one career penalty shot goal in the post-season. He scored 10 points in the playoffs, helping the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup.
In the subsequent off-season, on June 30, 2013, Michael was traded to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for a third- and fourth-round pick at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
In the 2013–14 season opener on October 2, 2013 at Rexall Place against the Edmonton Oilers, he scored twice in a 5–4 Winnipeg win.
On July 29, 2014, Michael and the Jets agreed on a one-year, $3.3 million contract. He finished with 19 goals and 23 assists on in the regular season, but was held pointless during the Jets' four-game sweep at the hands of the Anaheim Ducks in the 2015 playoffs.
On July 1, 2015, as an unrestricted free agent, Michael signed a five-year, $21 million contract with the Calgary Flames at an annual average value of $4.3 million.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|Competitor for Czech Republic|
|World Junior Championships|
|Bronze||2005 North Dakota|
|IIHF U18 Championships|