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Michal Handzus
Michal Handzus
Center
Number: 26
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 215
Shoots: Left
Born: Mar 11, 1977
Birthplace: Bansk√° Bystrica, Slovakia
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Acquired: From SJS in exchange for a 2013 fourth-round pick on April 1, 2013
Drafted: STL / 1995 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 4th (101st overall)
CAREER

2012-13:
Split the season between SJS and Chicago, posting eight points (2G, 6A) in 39 regular-season games … Recorded six points (1G, 5A) and a +7 plus/minus rating in 11 games with Chicago … Notched his first point for Chicago this season with an assist on April 6 at NSH … Equaled a career high with three assists on April 24 at EDM … Tallied two points (1G, 1A) in 28 regular-season games with SJS … Notched a career-high eight assists and 11 points in 23 postseason tilts en route to the 2013 Stanley Cup championship … Recorded a +7 rating … Ranked second on the club and sixth in the league with 156 faceoff wins … Posted a five-game point streak (2G, 3A) from May 25-June 2.

2011-12: Ranked 10th on SJS with 24 points (7G, 17A) and fifth on the club with a +9 rating at home … Played in his 900th career NHL game on Feb. 21 at CBJ ... Posted four shots on goal in two playoff games.

2010-11: Posted 30 points (12G, 18A) in 82 regular-season games with LAK … Shared 10th in the NHL with two game-deciding shootout goals … Played in his 800th NHL game on Jan. 1 vs. SJS.

2009-10: Recorded 42 points (20G, 22A) in 81 regular-season games with LAK … Shared 10th in NHL with a team-high six game-winning goals … Honored as the Kings’ Best Defensive Player and Unsung Hero for the second consecutive season … Shared third in the NHL with a team-best 62.5 shootout percentage (5-for-8; min. 5 attempts) … Reached 20-goal mark for first time since 2003-04 (fourth time overall) … Earned his 400th NHL point on March 8 vs. CBJ … Played in 700th NHL game on Nov. 11 at CAR … Tallied five points (3G, 2A) in six postseason games with LAK … Registered three points, including two power-play goals, in Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals vs. VAN on April 19.

2008-09: Recorded 42 points (18G, 24A) in 82 regular-season games with LAK … Nominated for the 2009 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy … Shared second on the club with 4 GWG … Shared third in the NHL with a team-best two overtime goals … Equaled a career-high 7 PPG … Netted his second career hat trick (including the OT GWG) on March 5 vs. DAL … Earned his 200th NHL assist and played in his 600th NHL game on Oct. 11 at SJS.

2007-08: Tallied 21 points (7G, 14A) in 82 regular-season games with the Kings … Shared the team lead with three shorthanded goals.

2006-07: Recorded eight points (3G, 5A) in eight games with the Blackhawks before suffering a season-ending injury … Earned 300th NHL point on Oct. 21 vs. STL … Tied a career high with three assists on Oct. 7 vs. CBJ.

2005-06: Posted 44 points and ranked second on the team with 33 assists in 73 regular-season games with PHI … Led the club with a 53.2 faceoff winning percentage … Skated in his 500th NHL game on April 1 vs. NJD … Posted two assists in six postseason appearances.

2004-05: Tallied 38 points (14G, 24A) and 34 PIM in 33 games with Slovakia’s HKM Zvolen.

2003-04: Ranked second on PHI with a career-high 38 assists and 58 points in 82 regular-season games … Shared second on the club with a +18 rating … Reached the 20-goal mark for second consecutive season (third time in his career) … Scored his 100th NHL goal on April 1 at MTL … Played in his 400th NHL game on Jan. 16 vs. TOR … Earned his 200th point on Nov. 13 vs. VAN … Registered 10 points (5G, 5A) and a +7 rating in 18 postseason games while helping PHI advance to the Eastern Conference Final.

2002-03: Tallied 44 points (23G, 21A) in 82 regular-season games with PHI … Shared fourth in the NHL with a team-high 9 GWG … Reached 20-goal mark for the second time in his career … Notched a career-high four points (1G, 3A) on Feb. 27 vs. CHI … Scored the OT GWG on a penalty shot on Dec. 5 vs. NYR, marking the first time in PHI history and second time in NHL history that a penalty shot goal was scored in a regular-season overtime session … Posted eight points (2G, 6A) in 13 postseason games while helping PHI advance to Eastern Conference Semifinals.

2001-02:
Notched 45 points (15G, 30A) in 79 regular-season games with PHX.

2000-01: Posted 32 points (14G, 18A) in 46 regular-season games split between STL and PHX … Opened the season with STL, posting 24 points (10G, 14A) and a +11 rating in 36 games … Registered eight points (4G, 4A) and a +5 rating in 10 games with PHX … Earned his 100th NHL point on April 6 at ANA … Recorded his first career hat trick on Dec. 23 vs. ANA.

1999-2000: Registered 53 points (25G, 28A) in 81 regular-season games with STL … Finished second in voting for the 2000 sFrank J. Selke Trophy … Shared third in the NHL with 4 SHG and six shorthanded points … Second player in franchise history to score 2 SHG in one game (Feb. 15 vs. ATL) … Tallied three assists in seven postseason games with STL.

1998-99: Tallied 16 points (4G, 12A) in 66 regular-season games with STL in his NHL debut … Shared the team lead among rookies in points and paced all first-years in assists … Notched two assists in 11 postseason appearances.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER: Has totaled 26 points (7G, 19A) in 38 World Championship appearances with Slovakia … Won a gold medal with Slovakia at the 2002 World Championship, in addition to two silver medals in 2012 and 2000 … Skated in seven 2010 Olympic games, posting six points (3G, 3A) with Slovakia … Notched one goal in two games with Slovakia during the 2002 Olympics.