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Position  Centre
Name  Martin Hanzal
Salary  3.5 million USD (2016)
Shoots  Left
Role  Ice hockey centre
Children  Martin Hanzal
NHL team  Arizona Coyotes
Height  1.96 m
Siblings  Jiri Hanzal
National team  Czech Republic
Spouse  Lenka Hanzalova

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Born  February 20, 1987 (age 28) Ceske Budejovice, Czechoslovakia (1987-02-20)
Weight  236 lb (107 kg; 16 st 12 lb)
NHL Draft  17th overall, 2005 Phoenix Coyotes
Similar People  Shane Doan, Mikkel Bodker, Dave Tippett, Tobias Rieder, Klas Dahlbeck

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Martin Hanzal ( [ˈmarcɪn ˈɦanzal]; born 20 February 1987) is a Czech professional ice hockey center currently under contract with the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted by the Arizona Coyotes in the first round, 17th overall, of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.


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Hanzal was the Phoenix Coyotes' first round draft pick, 17th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft from hometown team HC České Budějovice. He then moved to North America to play for the Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League (USHL) in the 2005–06 season. In 19 games played with Omaha, he scored 19 points, and in five playoff games, he had one goal.

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Hanzal then played major junior hockey during the 2006–07 season with the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League (WHL) after being acquired from the Chilliwack Bruins before even playing a game with the latter. He led the Rebels in scoring with 85 points in 60 games.


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Hanzal made his professional debut with the Coyotes in the 2007–08 season. He finished with eight goals and 35 points on the season, placing him sixth in team scoring. He also ranked ninth among NHL rookies in both points and assists. On 4 December 2008, Hanzal scored his first career hat-trick against the Toronto Maple Leafs in only 20:27 of play time, setting the record for the fastest hat-trick recorded in Coyotes history.

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

On April 12, 2012, Hanzal scored the game-winning goal in overtime of Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs against the Chicago Blackhawks, giving the Coyotes a 3–2 victory and a 1–0 series lead. His goal came from a redirect of a shot from the blueline by teammate Adrian Aucoin past Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford.

On November 14, 2014, during the 2014–15 season, Hanzal scored his second career hat trick in a 5–0 rout against the Vancouver Canucks; two of the goals were scored only nine seconds apart. Hanzal's hat trick ended up being a natural hat trick, meaning all three of his goals were scored without the opposing team scoring.

Later in the season, on February 12, 2015, the Coyotes announced that Hanzal was to have season-ending back surgery. Prior to the announcement, he had not played for Arizona since January 29, against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

On February 27, 2017, in the midst of the 2016–17 season, his ninth season with the Coyotes and in the final year of his five-year contract, Hanzal collected 26 points in 51 games before his tenure came to an end with Arizona. He was dealt alongside Ryan White and a fourth-round pick in 2017, to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for a 1st-round pick in 2017, 2nd-round pick in 2018, conditional 4th-round pick in 2019, and Grayson Downing on February 26, 2017.

On July 1, 2017, Hanzal as a first time free agent, signed a three-year, $14.25 million contract with the Dallas Stars.

International play

In 2006 and 2007, Hanzal represented the Czech Republic at the IIHF World U20 Championship. He played his first senior game for the Czechs at the 2008 World Championships, and has played in four tournaments for the national team.


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