Martin Hanzal

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Martin Hanzal
Martin Hanzal2.jpg
Born (1987-02-20) February 20, 1987 (age 27)
České Budějovice, TCH
Height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Weight 236 lb (107 kg; 16 st 12 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team Arizona Coyotes
National team  Czech Republic
NHL Draft 17th overall, 2005
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 2007–present

Martin Hanzal (born February 20, 1987) is a Czech professional ice hockey player, and alternate captain for the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

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.

He 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.

On October 8, 2011, Hanzal was named an alternate captain for the Phoenix Coyotes.

On April 12, 2012, Hanzal scored the game-winning goal in overtime of Game One of the first round of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs against the Chicago Blackhawks, giving the Coyotes a 3-2 victory and a 1-0 series lead. Hanzal redirected a shot from the right point by Adrian Aucoin past Blackhawk goaltender Corey Crawford.

On November 14, 2014, Hanzal recorded his second career hat trick in a 5-0 rout against the Vancouver Canucks; including two only 9 seconds apart.[1]

International play[edit]

In 2006 and 2007, he represented the Czech Republic at the IIHF World U20 Championship. Hanzal played his first senior game in the national squad in 2008, and has played 2 times for the national team.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Hanzal training with the Coyotes.

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 HC České Budějovice CZE 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
2009–10 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 81 11 22 33 104 7 0 3 3 10
2010–11 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 61 16 10 26 54 4 1 2 3 8
2011–12 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 64 8 26 34 63 12 3 3 6 29
2012–13 HC České Budějovice CZE 18 8 11 19 73
2012–13 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 39 11 12 23 24
2013–14 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 65 15 25 40 73
NHL totals 456 80 142 222 386 23 4 8 12 47

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Czech Republic WJC18 4th 7 4 3 7 10
2006 Czech Republic WJC 6th 6 0 2 2 4
2007 Czech Republic WJC 5th 6 2 1 3 6
2008 Czech Republic WC 5th 6 0 3 3 8
2013 Czech Republic WC 7th 8 1 3 4 2
2014 Czech Republic OG 6th 4 0 1 1 4
Junior totals 19 6 6 12 20
Senior totals 18 1 7 8 14

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Preceded by
Blake Wheeler
Phoenix Coyotes first round draft pick
2005
Succeeded by
Peter Mueller