|Born||February 20, 1987
České Budějovice, Czechoslovakia
|Height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight||236 lb (107 kg; 16 st 12 lb)|
|NHL team||Phoenix Coyotes|
|National team||Czech Republic|
|NHL Draft||17th overall, 2005
Career[change | change source]
Before playing in the NHL, Hanzal played 19 games in the Czech Extraliga with HC České Budějovice, 19 games in the United States Hockey League (USHL) with the Omaha Lancers and 1 season in the Western Hockey League (WHL) with the Red Deer Rebels. He was drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes with the 17th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
He debuted with the Coyotes during the 2007–08 NHL season. He scored his first hat-trick in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on December 4, 2008. The hat trick came in only 20 minutes and 27 seconds of play time which set the record for the fastest hat trick in Coyotes history. He was named an alternate captain on October 8, 2011.
References[change | change source]
- "Coyotes 6, Maple Leafs 3". NHL. http://coyotes.nhl.com/gamecenter/en/recap?id=2008020374. Retrieved 2014-02-25.
- "Hanzal Named an Alternate Captain for 2011-12". NHL. http://coyotes.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=595055. Retrieved 2014-02-25.