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Hanzal with the Coyotes in the 2013-14 season
|Born||February 20, 1987
České Budějovice, Czechoslovakia
|Height||6 ft 6 in (198 cm)|
|Weight||236 lb (107 kg; 16 st 12 lb)|
|HC Samson České Budějovice
|National team||Czech Republic|
|NHL Draft||17th overall, 2005
Martin Hanzal (born February 20, 1987) is a Czech professional ice hockey centre. He currently plays for the HC Samson České Budějovice of the Czech Regional Hockey Championship. He also played for the Arizona Coyotes, Minnesota Wild, and Dallas Stars.
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.
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