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Michal Handzus

Michal Handzus  #26

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NUMBER: 26 BIRTHDATE: March 11, 1977
HEIGHT: 6' 5" BIRTHPLACE: Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: STL / 1995 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 4th   (101st overall)
Traded to Phoenix by St. Louis with Ladislav Nagy, the rights to Jeff Taffe and St. Louis' 1st round choice (Ben Eager) in 2002 Entry Draft for Keith Tkachuk, March 13, 2001. Traded to Philadelphia by Phoenix with Robert Esche for Brian Boucher and Nashville's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Phoenix selected Joe Callahan) in 2002 Entry Draft, June 12, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Zvolen (Slovakia), October 27, 2004. Traded to Chicago by Philadelphia for Kyle Calder, August 4, 2006. Missed remainder of 2006-07 due to knee injury vs. St. Louis, October 21, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, July 2, 2007. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, July 1, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Banska-Bystrica (Slovakia), November 13, 2012. Traded to Chicago by San Jose for Anaheim's 4th round choice (previously acquired, San Jose selected Fredrik Bergvik) in 2013 Entry Draft, April 2, 2013.
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He is, in my opinion, one of the best defensemen in the NHL and continuing to grow. I think his game, from an offensive standpoint, he continues to drive our offense... I think there's still tremendous upside for Oliver.

— Coyotes GM Don Maloney on defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson