February 20, 1987 |
České Budějovice, TCH
|Height||6 ft 6 in (198 cm)|
|Weight||236 lb (107 kg; 16 st 12 lb)|
|NHL team||Arizona Coyotes|
|National team||Czech Republic|
|NHL Draft||17th overall, 2005
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.
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.
Regular season and playoffs
|2005–06||HC České Budějovice||CZE||19||0||1||1||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Red Deer Rebels||WHL||60||26||59||85||94||6||2||7||9||19|
|2012–13||HC České Budějovice||CZE||18||8||11||19||73||—||—||—||—||—|
|Phoenix Coyotes first round draft pick