Marcel Hossa

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Marcel Hossa
Born (1981-10-12) October 12, 1981 (age 33)
Ilava, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
SHL team
Former teams
Modo Hockey
KHL
Ak Bars Kazan
Lev Praha
Dinamo Riga
Spartak Moscow
NHL
Montreal Canadiens
New York Rangers
Phoenix Coyotes
SHL
Mora IK
National team  Slovakia
NHL Draft 16th overall, 2000
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 2001–present
Marcel Hossa
Medal record
Competitor for  Slovakia
Ice hockey
IIHF U18 Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Germany
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2012 Helsinki

Marcel Hossa (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈmartsɛl ˈɦosa]; born October 12, 1981) is a Slovak professional ice hockey left winger currently playing for Modo Hockey in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). Hossa previously played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers and Phoenix Coyotes, having been drafted by the Canadiens in the first round, 16th overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

Hossa has also played in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) for Dinamo Riga, Ak Bars Kazan and Spartak Moscow. Internationally, Hossa has represented Slovakia on several occassions, including at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics.

Hossa's older brother is Marián Hossa, also a professional ice hockey player and three-time Stanley Cup champion who currently plays for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Playing career[edit]

Hossa was selected in the first round of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, 16th overall, by the Montreal Canadiens. Prior to relocating to North America, he first played junior hockey in his native Slovakia with Dukla Trenčín before joining the Portland Winter Hawks of the Western Hockey League (WHL) ahead of the 1998–99 season.

Several seasons later, Hossa led the Winterhawks in scoring and to the WHL finals in 2000–01, his third year in the WHL, before turning professional the following season with the Canadiens' then-American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Quebec Citadelles. He played the majority of the 2001–02 season with the Citadelles, finishing fifth on the team in points with 32. He was recalled by the Canadiens midway through the season and made his NHL debut, ultimately appearing in ten games.

Over the next two seasons, Hossa split time between the Canadiens and the team's new AHL affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs, being named in the 2003 NHL YoungStars Game.[1] Despite showing promise, however, Hossa was unable to establish a full-time role with Montreal at the NHL level. During the 2004 2004–05 NHL lockout, he signed a one-year contract with Swedish team Mora IK of the Elitserien on September 25, 2004, reuniting him with older brother, Marián Hossa; Marcel Hossa finished the year fifth in team scoring with 24 points.

Prior to the 2005–06 season, on September 30, 2005, Hossa was traded to the New York Rangers in exchange for Garth Murray.[2] In his first season with the Rangers, Hossa appeared in a career-high 64 games and scored ten goals. In 2006–07, after a slow start to the year, he was later shifted to the team's top line in February, responding with eight goals in 11 games, finishing the season with an NHL career-high 18 points. His season was then halted, however, after injuring his right knee in a 2–1 victory over the New York Islanders on March 5, 2007.[3]

In the 2007–08 season, Hossa struggled to regain his offensive form and played in 36 games with the Rangers before he was assigned to the team's AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack, on a conditioning stint on February 16, 2008.[4] On February 26, he was then traded to the Phoenix Coyotes, along with goaltender Al Montoya, in exchange for Fredrik Sjöström, David LeNeveu and Josh Gratton.[5] Hossa played out the season with the Coyotes, going scoreless in 14 games.

On July 3, 2008, as an unrestricted free agent, Hossa signed with Dinamo Riga of the newly-formed Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).[6] After leading Riga with 22 goals in the 2008–09 season, Hossa went a step further in 2009–10, leading the KHL in goals with 35.[7] Following his impressive offensive output, he was selected to play internationally for Slovakia—alongside brother Marián—in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.[8]

On May 7, 2010, Hossa left Riga and after signing a two-year contract with reigning KHL champions Ak Bars Kazan.[9]

On July 26, 2011, Hossa signed a one-year contract with Spartak Moscow.[10]

On May 16, 2013, announced that Hossa is returning to Dinamo Riga after signing a one-year contract, later being released from the team on December 20, 2014. On January 30, 2015, however, he signed a contract with Modo Hockey in Sweden to play out the remainder of the 2014–15 season.

Awards and achievements[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 70 7 14 21 66 2 0 0 0 0
1999–00 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 60 24 29 53 58
2000–01 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 58 34 56 90 58 16 5 7 12 14
2001–02 Quebec Citadelles AHL 50 17 15 32 24 3 0 0 0 4
2001–02 Montreal Canadiens NHL 10 3 1 4 2
2002–03 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 37 19 13 32 18 21 4 7 11 12
2002–03 Montreal Canadiens NHL 34 6 7 13 14
2003–04 Montreal Canadiens NHL 15 1 1 2 8
2003–04 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 57 18 22 40 45 10 2 3 5 8
2004–05 Mora IK SEL 48 18 6 24 69
2005–06 New York Rangers NHL 64 10 6 16 28 4 0 0 0 6
2006–07 New York Rangers NHL 64 10 8 18 26 10 2 2 4 4
2007–08 New York Rangers NHL 36 1 7 8 24
2007–08 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 5 1 0 1 2
2007–08 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 14 0 0 0 4
2008–09 Dinamo Riga KHL 52 22 22 44 118 3 2 0 2 0
2009–10 Dinamo Riga KHL 56 35 20 55 44 9 4 1 5 4
2010–11 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 51 16 15 31 12 8 2 1 3 2
2011–12 Spartak Moscow KHL 35 6 11 17 42
2011–12 Dinamo Riga KHL 19 8 6 14 14 7 3 1 4 4
2012–13 Lev Praha KHL 50 8 11 19 28 4 0 0 0 14
2013–14 Dinamo Riga KHL 50 22 19 41 33 7 2 2 4 11
2014–15 Dinamo Riga KHL 38 7 9 16 24
2014–15 HK Dukla Trenčín Slovakia 4 2 2 4 2
2014–15 Modo Hockey SHL 11 3 3 6 0
NHL totals 237 31 30 61 106 14 2 2 4 10
KHL totals 351 124 113 227 315 38 13 5 18 35

International[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
1999 Slovakia WJC18 7 2 0 2 14
2000 Slovakia WJC 7 0 1 1 8
2001 Slovakia WJC 7 1 3 4 8
2005 Slovakia WC 2 0 0 0 0
2006 Slovakia OG 6 0 0 0 0
2006 Slovakia WC 7 1 3 4 6
2008 Slovakia WC 5 2 5 7 2
2009 Slovakia WC 6 3 2 5 4
2010 Slovakia OG 7 0 1 1 0
2011 Slovakia WC 6 1 0 1 2
2012 Slovakia WC 6 0 0 0 0
2014 Slovakia OG 4 0 0 0 0
Junior int'l totals 21 3 4 7 30
Senior int'l totals 49 7 11 18 14

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Three Panthers selected for YoungStars game". ESPN. 2003-01-19. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  2. ^ "Rangers acquire Hossa from Habs via trade". ESPN. 2005-09-30. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  3. ^ "Knee injury claims Rangers Hossa". USA Today. 2007-03-06. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  4. ^ "Hossa assigned to Hartford for conditioning". New York Rangers. 2008-02-16. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  5. ^ "Hossa joins his brother on the move". NHL. 2008-02-26. Retrieved 2009-04-01. 
  6. ^ "Dinamo Riga sign NHL Phoenix Coyote, Marcel Hossa". (in Latvian)Sports.delfi.lv. 2008-07-03. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  7. ^ "Riga "Dinamo" forward Kariya becomes scoring leader in playoffs". baltic-course. 2010-03-16. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  8. ^ "Hossa, Gaborik, Chara headline Slovakia team". NBC. 2010-01-07. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  9. ^ "Hossa confirms two-year contract with Kazan" (in Latvian). parSportu.lv. 2010-05-07. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  10. ^ "Hossa chooses Spartak" (in Russian). 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2011-08-11. 

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Preceded by
Ron Hainsey
Montreal Canadiens first round draft pick
2000
Succeeded by
Mike Komisarek