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Slovakia Michal Handzus
a.k.a. "Michal Handzuš"
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Database: 780 566 players
Last added: Klaus Spelbrink
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Jack Dugan 34 10 42 52
2. Jordan Kawaguchi 33 15 30 45
3. Marc Michaelis 31 20 24 44
4. Tyce Thompson 34 19 25 44
5. Nicholas Abruzzese 31 14 30 44
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
C
Age
43
Height
6'5" / 196 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
216 lbs / 98 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Status
Retired
Highlights
1-time World Championship Gold Medal 1
2-time World Championship Silver Medal 2
1-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion 1
1-time Slovakian Extraliga 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

Team Staff profile of Michal Handzus also available
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1993-94 HC Banska Bystrica U20 Slovakia U20 40 23 36 59 - | -
SKI Banska Bystrica Slovakia2 - - - - - | -
1994-95 SKI Banska Bystrica Slovakia2 22 15 14 29 10 | -
Slovakia U18 EJC-18 B 5 5 3 8 4 | -
1995-96 HC Banska Bystrica U20 Slovakia U20 6 6 7 13 4 | -
IZB Banska Bystrica Slovakia 19 3 1 4 8 -2 | -
Slovakia U20 WJC-20 6 0 3 3 2 -1 | -
1996-97 HC SKP PS Poprad Slovakia 44 15 18 33 24 | -
Slovakia U20 WJC-20 6 2 4 6 2 | -
1997-98 Worcester IceCats AHL 69 27 36 63 54 -8 | Playoffs 11 2 6 8 10 2
1998-99 St. Louis Blues NHL 66 4 12 16 30 -9 | Playoffs 11 0 2 2 8 0
1999-00 St. Louis Blues NHL 82 25 28 53 44 19 | Playoffs 7 0 3 3 6 -2
Slovakia WC 6 1 4 5 4 1 | -
Slovakia (all) International 6 1 4 5 4 1 | -
2000-01 St. Louis Blues NHL 36 10 14 24 12 11 | -
Phoenix Coyotes NHL 10 4 4 8 21 5 | -
2001-02 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 79 15 30 45 34 -8 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 2 -2
Slovakia OG 2 1 0 1 6 0 | -
Slovakia WC 6 1 4 5 4 2 | -
Slovakia (all) International 8 2 4 6 10 2 | -
2002-03 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 82 23 21 44 46 13 | Playoffs 13 2 6 8 6 3
2003-04 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 82 20 38 58 82 18 | Playoffs 18 5 5 10 10 7
2004-05 HKM Zvolen Slovakia 33 14 24 38 34 32 | Playoffs 17 5 10 15 6 10
Slovakia WC 7 3 0 3 2 -1 | -
Slovakia (all) International 7 3 0 3 2 -1 | -
2005-06 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 73 11 33 44 38 -2 | Playoffs 6 0 2 2 2 -2
2006-07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 8 3 5 8 6 4 | -
2007-08 Los Angeles Kings NHL 82 7 14 21 45 -21 | -
2008-09 Los Angeles Kings NHL 82 18 24 42 32 -7 | -
Slovakia “A” WC 6 0 4 4 6 2 | -
Slovakia (all) International 6 0 4 4 6 2 | -
2009-10 Los Angeles Kings NHL 81 20 22 42 38 4 | Playoffs 6 3 2 5 4 -5
Slovakia OG 7 3 3 6 0 2 | -
Slovakia (all) International 7 3 3 6 0 2 | -
2010-11 Los Angeles Kings NHL 82 12 18 30 20 -5 | Playoffs 6 1 1 2 0 -4
Slovakia WC 5 0 2 2 0 0 | -
Slovakia (all) International 5 0 2 2 0 0 | -
2011-12 San Jose Sharks NHL 67 7 17 24 18 -6 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0 0
Slovakia “A” WC 8 2 5 7 0 3 | -
Slovakia (all) International 8 2 5 7 0 3 | -
2012-13 HC Banska Bystrica Slovakia 15 9 10 19 22 3 | -
San Jose Sharks NHL 28 1 1 2 12 -9 | -
Chicago Blackhawks NHL 11 1 5 6 4 7 | Playoffs 23 3 8 11 6 7
2013-14 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 59 4 12 16 16 0 | Playoffs 19 2 1 3 8 -8
Slovakia “A” OG 4 0 2 2 0 1 | -
Slovakia (all) International 4 0 2 2 0 1 | -
2014-15 HC Banska Bystrica Slovakia 22 7 11 18 16 4 | Playoffs 18 3 9 12 2 7
2015-16 HC Banska Bystrica “A” Slovakia 40 12 16 28 36 2 | Playoffs 15 1 6 7 12
2016-17 HC Banska Bystrica Slovakia 10 1 5 6 27 -3 | Playoffs 15 4 6 10 4 12
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1992-93 Slovakia U16 U16 4N Russia 3 0 1 1 0 -2 | -
2004-05 HKM Zvolen Continental Cup 3 2 3 5 2 4 | -
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2017-18 Slovakia Deutschland Cup Asst. Coach
2018-19 Slovakia WC Asst. Coach
Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 1 69 27 36 63 0.91 54 -8 | 1 11 2 6 8 0.73 10 2
Continental Cup 1 3 2 3 5 1.67 2 4 | 0
EJC-18 B 1 5 5 3 8 1.60 4 0 | 0
International 8 51 11 24 35 0.69 22 10 | 0
NHL 15 1010 185 298 483 0.48 498 14 | 11 116 16 30 46 0.40 52 -6
OG 3 13 4 5 9 0.69 6 3 | 0
Slovakia 7 183 61 85 146 0.80 167 36 | 4 65 13 31 44 0.68 24 29
Slovakia U20 2 46 29 43 72 1.57 4 0 | 0
Slovakia2 2 22 15 14 29 1.32 10 0 | 0
U16 4N Russia 1 3 0 1 1 0.33 0 -2 | 0
WC 6 38 7 19 26 0.68 16 7 | 0
WJC-20 2 12 2 7 9 0.75 4 -1 | 0
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
01/03/2017
01/03/2017 Extension HC Banska Bystrica HC Banska Bystrica
09/04/2015
09/04/2015 Extension HC Banska Bystrica HC Banska Bystrica
12/09/2014
12/09/2014 Confirmed No team HC Banska Bystrica
07/05/2013
07/05/2013 Extension Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks
04/01/2013
04/01/2013 Confirmed San Jose Sharks Chicago Blackhawks
11/14/2012
11/14/2012 Confirmed San Jose Sharks HC Banska Bystrica
07/01/2011
07/01/2011 Confirmed Los Angeles Kings San Jose Sharks
Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 1995, 1 #34 overall by Hull Olympiques in the CHL Import Draft

Cult/Star player for HC Banska Bystrica

Cult/Star player for HK Poprad

Cult/Star player for HKM Zvolen

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

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