Michal Handzuš (born on March 11, 1977 in Banska Bystrica, Czechoslovakia) is a Slovak professional ice hockey centre currently playing for HC ’05 Banská Bystrica of the Slovak Extraliga.

Playing CareerEdit

Previously, Handzus played for the Philadelphia Flyers, St. Louis Blues, Los Angeles Kings, Phoenix Coyotes and the San Jose Sharks. He first played for the Blackhawks from 2006 to 2007.

On April 1, 2013, he was traded back to Chicago in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick.

On June 24, 2013, Handzuš and the Blackhawks defeated the Boston Bruins 3–2 in Game 6 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals to win the Stanley Cup.

During the following off-season, on July 5, 2013, he re-signed to a one-year contract to remain with the team.

On March 19, 2014, he played in his 1,000th career NHL game.

On May 28, 2014, with the Blackhawks facing elimination in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals, Handzuš scored a game-winning goal in double-overtime against Los Angeles Kings, the eventually Stanley Cup champions.

On June 16, after the Blackhawks had been eliminated from playoff contention, the team announced that they would not be re-signing Handzuš after the season.

He subsequently became an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2014.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1993–94SK Iskra Banská BystricaSlovak-Jr.40233659
1994–95SK Iskra Banska BystricaSlovak-22215142910
1995–96SK Iskra Banska BystricaSlovak-Jr.667134
1995–96SK Iskra Banska BystricaSlovak193148
1996–97HK ŠKP PS PopradSlovak4415183324
1997–98Worcester IceCatsAHL69273663541126810
Template:NhlySt. Louis BluesNHL664121630110228
Template:NhlySt. Louis BluesNHL812528534470336
Template:NhlySt. Louis BluesNHL3610142412
2000–01Phoenix CoyotesNHL1044821
Template:NhlyPhoenix CoyotesNHL791530453450002
Template:NhlyPhiladelphia FlyersNHL8223214446132686
Template:NhlyPhiladelphia FlyersNHL822038588218551010
2004–05HKm ZvolenSlovak3314243834
Template:NhlyPhiladelphia FlyersNHL731133443860222
Template:NhlyChicago BlackhawksNHL83586
Template:NhlyLos Angeles KingsNHL827142145
Template:NhlyLos Angeles KingsNHL8218244232
Template:NhlyLos Angeles KingsNHL812022423863254
Template:NhlyLos Angeles KingsNHL821218302061120
Template:NhlySan Jose SharksNHL67717241820000
2012–13HC ’05 Banská BystricaSlovak159101922
Template:NhlySan Jose SharksNHL2811212
Template:NhlyChicago BlackhawksNHL1115642338116
Template:NhlyChicago BlackhawksNHL594121616192138
NHL totals100918529848349811616304652
Slovak totals1114153946417510156


Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
Junior totals17710178
Senior totals439192822