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MICHAL HANDZUS  Slovakia
a.k.a. "Michal Handzuš"

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BIRTHYEAR 1977-03-11 BIRTHPLACEBanska Bystrica, SVK
AGE 39 NATION Slovakia
POSITION C SHOOTS L
HEIGHT 196 cm / 6'5" WEIGHT 98 kg / 216 lbs
YOUTH TEAM HC Banska Bystrica CONTRACT 15/16
NHL DRAFT 1995 round 4 #101 overall by St. Louis Blues
HIGHLIGHTS
1-time World Championship Gold Medal 1
2-time World Championship Silver Medal 2
1-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion 1

Handzuš is a big center with a great defensive game. Owns decent offensive instincts and great faceoff ability. A hard worker and teamleader with big influence for a team, he is not a very physical player, even though he is huge. Also lacks in speed.
- Ulf Andersson, Vladimir Kubik EP

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CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 1993-94 HC Banska Bystrica Slovakia2 - - --- |            
 1994-95 HC Banska Bystrica Slovakia2 22 15 142910 |            
  Slovakia U18 EJC-18 B 5 5 384 |            
 1995-96 HC Banska Bystrica U20 Slovakia U20 6 6 7134 |            
  HC Banska Bystrica Slovakia 19 3 148 -2 |            
  Slovakia U20 WJC-20 6 0 332 -1 |            
 1996-97 HK SKP Poprad Slovakia 44 15 183324 |            
  Slovakia U20 WJC-20 6 2 462 |            
 1997-98 Worcester IceCats AHL 69 27 366354 -8 | Playoffs 11 2 6810
 1998-99 St. Louis Blues NHL 66 4 121630 -9 | Playoffs 11 0 228
 1999-00 St. Louis Blues NHL 82 25 285344 19 | Playoffs 7 0 336 -2 
  Slovakia WC 6 1 454 1 |            
  Slovakia (all) International 6 1 454 1 |            
 2000-01 St. Louis Blues NHL 36 10 142412 11 |            
  Phoenix Coyotes NHL 10 4 4821 5 |            
 2001-02 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 79 15 304534 -8 | Playoffs 5 0 002 -2 
  Slovakia OG 2 1 016 0 |            
  Slovakia WC 6 1 454 2 |            
  Slovakia (all) International 8 2 4610 2 |            
 2002-03 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 82 23 214446 13 | Playoffs 13 2 686
 2003-04 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 82 20 385882 18 | Playoffs 18 5 51010
 2004-05 HKM Zvolen  Slovakia 33 14 243834 32 | Playoffs 17 5 10156 10 
  Slovakia WC 7 3 032 -1 |            
  Slovakia (all) International 7 3 032 -1 |            
 2005-06 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 73 11 334438 -2 | Playoffs 6 0 222 -2 
 2006-07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 8 3 586 4 |            
 2007-08 Los Angeles Kings NHL 82 7 142145 -21 |            
 2008-09 Los Angeles Kings NHL 82 18 244232 -7 |            
  Slovakia  WC 6 0 446 2 |            
  Slovakia (all) International 6 0 446 2 |            
 2009-10 Los Angeles Kings NHL 81 20 224238 4 | Playoffs 6 3 254 -5 
  Slovakia OG 7 3 360 2 |            
  Slovakia (all) International 7 3 360 2 |            
 2010-11 Los Angeles Kings NHL 82 12 183020 -5 | Playoffs 6 1 120 -4 
  Slovakia WC 5 0 220 0 |            
  Slovakia (all) International 5 0 220 0 |            
 2011-12 San Jose Sharks NHL 67 7 172418 -6 | Playoffs 2 0 000
  Slovakia  WC 8 2 570 3 |            
  Slovakia (all) International 8 2 570 3 |            
 2012-13 HC Banska Bystrica  Slovakia 15 9 101922 3 |            
  San Jose Sharks NHL 28 1 1212 -9 |            
  Chicago Blackhawks NHL 11 1 564 7 | Playoffs 23 3 8116
 2013-14 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 59 4 121616 0 | Playoffs 19 2 138 -8 
  Slovakia  OG 4 0 220 1 |            
  Slovakia (all) International 4 0 220 1 |            
 2014-15 HC Banska Bystrica Slovakia 22 7 111816 4 | Playoffs 18 3 9122
 2015-16 HC Banska Bystrica  Slovakia 40 12 162836 2 | Playoffs 15 1 6712  
 
 TOURNAMENT STATISTICS
 1992-93 Slovakia U16 U16 4N Russia 3 0 110 -2 |            


CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
  Regular Season   Postseason
  AHL: 69 27 36 63 0.91 54  -8  | 11 2 6 8 0.73 10 
  EJC-18 B: 5 5 3 8 1.60 |    
  International: 51 11 24 35 0.69 22  10  |    
  NHL: 1010 185 298 483 0.48 498  14  | 116 16 30 46 0.40 52  -6 
  OG: 13 4 5 9 0.69 |    
  Slovakia: 173 60 80 140 0.81 140  39  | 50 9 25 34 0.68 20  17 
  Slovakia U20: 6 6 7 13 2.17 |    
  Slovakia2: 22 15 14 29 1.32 10  |    
  U16 4N Russia: 3 0 1 1 0.33 -2  |    
  WC: 38 7 19 26 0.68 16  |    
  WJC-20: 12 2 7 9 0.75 -1  |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
1994-1995 U18 EJC (B) Gold Medal
1997-1998 AHL All-Star Game
  AHL Player of the Week (Apr. 5)
1999-2000 World Championship Silver Medal
2001-2002 World Championship Gold Medal
2004-2005 Slovakian Extraliga All-Star Team
2011-2012 World Championship Silver Medal
2012-2013 NHL Stanley Cup Champion
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- AHL All-Star Game 97/98
- AHL Player of the Week 97/98
- NHL Stanley Cup Champion 12/13
- Slovakian Extraliga All-Star Team 04/05
- U18 EJC (B) Gold Medal 94/95
- World Championship Gold Medal 01/02
- World Championship Silver Medal 99/00, 11/12



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
2015-09-04 Extension HC Banska Bystrica HC Banska Bystrica
2014-12-09 Confirmed No team HC Banska Bystrica
2013-07-05 Extension Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 1 year 
2013-04-01 Confirmed San Jose Sharks Chicago Blackhawks Traded 
2012-11-14 Confirmed San Jose Sharks HC Banska Bystrica NHL lockout contract 
2011-07-01 Confirmed Los Angeles Kings San Jose Sharks 2 years 


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
 
 
Cult/Star player for HK SKP Poprad
Cult/Star player for HC Banska Bystrica
Cult/Star player for Slovakia
 
Career transactions
- 2013-07-05 • Re-signed to a one-year contract by the Chicago Blackhawks
- 2013-04-01 • Traded to the Chicago Blackhawks for a 2013 4th round pick (later re-acquired by Chicago: Robin Norell)
- 2012-11-13 • Signed to a lockout contract by HC Banska Bystrica
- 2011-07-01 • Signed to a two-year contract by the San Jose Sharks
- 2007-07-02 • Signed to a four-year contract by the Los Angeles Kings
- 2006-08-04 • Traded to the Chicago Blackhawks for Kyle Calder
- 2004-10-27 • Signed to a lockout contract by HKM Zvolen
- 2004-08-06 • Re-signed to a three-year contract by the Philadelphia Flyers
- 2002-06-12 • Traded to the Philadelphia Flyers with Robert Esche for Brian Boucher & a 2002 3rd round pick (previously acquired - Joe Callahan)
- 2001-03-13 • Traded to the Phoenix Coyotes with Ladislav Nagy, Jeff Taffe & a 2001 1st round pick (Ben Eager) for Keith Tkachuk
- 2000-09-12 • Re-signed to a four-year contract by the St. Louis Blues
- 1997-10-03 • Signed to a three-year entry-level contract by the St. Louis Blues