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2015 NHL Draft
Marian Hossa

Marian Hossa  #81

Chicago Blackhawks  Right Wing
NUMBER: 81 BIRTHDATE: January 12, 1979  (AGE 36)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Stará Lubovna, Slovakia
WEIGHT: 207 DRAFTED: OTT / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (12th overall)
PLAYOFF CAREER HIGHS Goals: 2 - Nine times Assists: 3 - Three times Points: 4 - May 18, 2008 vs. PHI TOI: 34:27 - June 2, 2008 at DET Goal Streak: 3 - May 31 - June 4, 2008 (3g) Point Streak: 5 - Twice FIRST ROUND STATS: 6 GP, 0-5-5, E SECOND ROUND STATS: 4 GP, 1-2-3, +2 WCF STATS: 7 GP, 3-2-5, +3 SCF STATS: 5 GP, 0-4-4, +2 2015 PLAYOFF HIGHLIGHTS: Scored Chicago's last two series-clinching goals ... The Blackhawks are 16-0 in the postseason when Hossa scores ... Recorded four assists over SCFG2-4 ... Tallied the series-clinching goal in WCFG7 ... Scored the series-clinching goal in R2G4. 2014-15 NOTES: Paced the team in assists (39) and takeaways (68) ... Tallied his 1,000th career point with a goal and an assist on Oct. 30 at OTT. 2014 PLAYOFF HIGHLIGHTS: Tallied 14 points (2g, 12a) in 19 games. CAREER NOTES: Ranks second among active players and tied for 33rd all-time with 144 career postseason points ... Stands second among active players and 26th all-time with 94 career playoff assists.
WHL West First All-Star Team (1998) WHL Rookie of the Year (1998) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (1998) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1998) NHL All-Rookie Team (1999) NHL Second All-Star Team (2009) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2001, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2012) Signed as a free agent by Trencin (Slovakia), September 16, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Mora (Sweden), November 11, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Trencin (Slovakia), January 31, 2005. Traded to Atlanta by Ottawa with Greg de Vries for Dany Heatley, August 23, 2005. Traded to Pittsburgh by Atlanta with Pascal Dupuis for Colby Armstrong, Erik Christensen, Angelo Esposito and Pittsburgh's 1st round choice (Daulton Leveille) in 2008 Entry Draft, February 26, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 2, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 1, 2009.
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