July 1, 1977|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||206 lb (93 kg; 14 st 10 lb)|
Columbus Blue Jackets
HC Sparta Praha
|National team||Czech Republic|
152nd overall, 1995|
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. Špaňhel currently is the Commissioner of the Columbus Adult Hockey League.
- July 8, 1995 - Drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 6th round, 152nd overall.
- November 13, 1995 - Traded with a 1st and 4th round draft pick to the San Jose Sharks for Pat Falloon.
- November 13, 1995 - Traded with Václav Varaďa and a 1st round pick for Doug Bodger.
- May 30, 2000 - Signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets as a free agent.