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Martin Hanzal
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
204 lb (93 kg)
NHL Team Phoenix Coyotes
Nationality Flag of the Czech Republic Czech
Born February 20 1987 (1987-02-20) (age 29),
České Budějovice, CS
NHL Draft 17th overall, 2005
Phoenix Coyotes
Pro Career 2007 – present


Martin Hanzal (born February 20, 1987 in České Budějovice, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing careerEdit

Hanzal was the Phoenix Coyotes' first round draft pick, 17th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He played all of his junior career in the Czech Republic before playing for the Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League in the 2005–06 season. In 19 games, he had 19 points and in 5 playoff games, he had 1 goal.

Hanzal played the 2006–07 season with the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League, after being acquired from the Chilliwack Bruins before playing a game with the team. He led the Rebels in scoring with 85 points in 60 games.

In 2006 and 2007, he represented the Czech Republic at the IIHF World U20 Championship.

Hanzal made his pro debut with the Coyotes in the 2007–08 season. He finished with 8 goals and 35 points, which was good enough for sixth in team scoring. He ranked ninth among NHL rookies in both points and assists.

On December 4, 2008, Hanzal scored his first career hat trick against the Toronto Maple Leafs in only 20 minutes and 27 seconds of play time. Hanzal's hat trick also sets the record for the fastest hat trick in Coyotes history.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 České Budějovice HC CzEx 19 0 1 1 10 -- -- -- -- --
2005–06 Omaha Lancers USHL 19 4 15 19 30 5 1 0 1 4
2006–07 Red Deer Rebels WHL 60 26 59 85 94 6 2 7 9 19
2007–08 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 72 8 27 35 28 -- -- -- -- --
2008–09 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 74 11 20 31 40 -- -- -- -- --
NHL Totals 146 19 47 66 68 -- -- -- -- --

International playEdit

Hanzal played his first game in the national squad in 2008, and has played 2 times for the national team (as of Jan 3 2009)[1]

Played for the Czech Republic in:

International statisticsEdit

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2006 Czech Republic WJC 6 0 2 2 4
2007 Czech Republic WJC 6 2 1 3 6
2008 Czech Republic WC 6 0 3 3 8


External linksEdit


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