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Michal Handzus
Michal Handzus
Center
(HAHND-zuhs, MIGH-kuhl)
Number: 26
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 215
Shoots: Left
Born: Mar 11, 1977
Birthplace: Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
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Acquired: Signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on July 2, 2007.
Drafted: STL / 1995 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 4th (101st overall)


SEASON HIGHS:

Goals: 3 (3-5 vs. DAL)
Assists: 2 (2x: Last, 1-21 at COL)
Points: 3 (3-5 vs. DAL)
+/-: Plus-2 (3x: Last, 11-29 vs. CHI)
TOI: 24:01 (11-22 vs. COL)
Shots: 6 (3-5 vs. DAL)
PIM: 4 (11-25 at CGY)

THIS SEASON: Represented Team Slovakia at the 2009 World Championships...Selected as the Kings Best Defensive Player and Unsung Hero...Selected as the Kings nominee for the 2009 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy...One of five Kings to play in all 82 games...Has played in 164 consecutive games (Sept. 29, 2007 to present)...Ranked fourth on the Kings with 42 points and tied for fourth on the team with 18 goals (his highest goal production since scoring 20 goals for Philadelphia in 2003-04)...Tied for second on the Kings with four game-winning goals...Led the Kings with two overtime goals (which was tied for third in the NHL)...Ranked second on the Kings with a 12.6 shooting percentage...Ranked 13th in the NHL with a 54.5 faceoff winning percentage and 12th in the NHL with a 719 faceoff wins...Had seven multi-point games (the Kings were 5-1-1 in those games)...Was 0-for-1 in shootouts)...Had 11 points (6-5=10) in 11-game span from Feb. 27 to March 20...Had four-game point streak (3-2=5), which lasted from March 14 to March 20...Had three-game point streak (3g), which lasted from March 16 to March 20...Recorded two points (1-1=2) March 16 vs. Nashville...Recorded second career hat trick (and overtime game-winner, second of season) March 5 vs. Dallas (last hat trick was Dec. 23, 2000)...Had four-game point streak (3-1=4), which lasted from Jan. 31 to Feb. 7...Recorded 15th career short-handed goal Feb. 5 at Washington...Recorded game-winning goal in 1-0 victory Feb. 3 at Ottawa...Recorded 21st point of the season Jan. 31 at Montreal (48th game), equaling his total from last season (21 points in 82 games)...Recorded two assists Jan. 21 at Colorado...Had game-winning goal Dec. 13 vs. Minnesota...Recorded two points (1-1=2) Dec. 5 vs. Edmonton...Recorded two assists and was a plus-2 Nov. 29 vs. Chicago...Appeared in his 100th game as a King Nov. 20 vs. Washington and recorded two points (1-1=2)...Recorded two goals (including overtime game-winner) Oct. 17 vs. Carolina...Earned 200th career NHL assist and played in 600th career NHL game Oct. 11 at San Jose.