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Michal Handzus

Michal Handzus  #26

Center
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.
Quote of the Day

I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday