Martin Špaňhel

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Martin Špaňhel
Born (1977-07-01) July 1, 1977 (age 41)
Gottwaldov, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 206 lb (93 kg; 14 st 10 lb)
Position Let Wing
Shot Left
Played for HC Zlín
HC Plzeň
Columbus Blue Jackets
HC Sparta Praha
National team  Czech Republic
NHL Draft 152nd overall, 1995
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 1995–2012

Martin Špaňhel (born July 1, 1977) is a former Czech professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League (NHL). Credited with the first "unofficial" goal in Columbus Blue Jackets franchise history, scoring in a preseason game in Pittsburgh on September 15, he played 10 regular season games with Columbus during the team's first two seasons.[1] Špaňhel currently is the Commissioner of the Columbus Adult Hockey League.[2]



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