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Michal Handzus a.k.a. "Michal Handzuš"

Player Facts
  • Position
    C
  • Height
    6'5" / 196 cm
  • Weight
    216 lbs / 98 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Status
    Retired

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 - |
HC Banska Bystrica Slovakia2 - - - - - |
1994-95 HC 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 |
HC 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
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 69 27 36 63 0.91 54 -8 | 11 2 6 8 0.73 10 2
Continental Cup 3 2 3 5 1.67 2 4 |
EJC-18 B 5 5 3 8 1.60 4 0 |
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 6 3 |
Slovakia 183 61 85 146 0.80 167 36 | 65 13 31 44 0.68 24 29
Slovakia U20 46 29 43 72 1.57 4 0 |
Slovakia2 22 15 14 29 1.32 10 0 |
U16 4N Russia 3 0 1 1 0.33 0 -2 |
WC 38 7 19 26 0.68 16 7 |
WJC-20 12 2 7 9 0.75 4 -1 |
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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