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Michal Handzus

37-Year-Old Center – Free Agent

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 215   DOB: 3/11/1977   BORN: Banska Bystrica, Czechoslovakia   DRAFTED: 4th Rd, #101 Overall in 1995   Show ContractHide Contract

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Became an unrestricted free agent in July 2014.

June 16, 2014  –  Michal Handzus News

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Handzus has been informed by the Blackhawks that they will be "going in a different direction," TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.

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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 28 73 11 33 44 -2 38 113 9.7 1 1 2 0 2
2006-07 29 8 3 5 8 4 6 9 33.3 0 0 1 0 1
2007-08 30 82 7 14 21 -21 45 89 7.9 0 3 0 0 0
2008-09 31 82 18 24 42 -7 32 143 12.6 4 1 18:54 7 8 15 3:12 75 69
2009-10 32 81 20 22 42 4 38 117 17.1 6 1 18:18 5 5 10 2:29 76 62
2010-11 33 NHL LA 82 12 18 30 -5 20 94 12.8 3 0 17:21 4 6 10 2:58 86 48
2011-12 34 NHL SJ 67 7 17 24 -6 18 81 8.6 0 0 14:27 2 3 5 1:06 52 59
2012-13 35 NHL CHI 11 1 5 6 7 4 10 10.0 0 0 12:07 0 0 0 1:54 9 7
2012-13 35 NHL SJ 28 1 1 2 -9 12 31 3.2 0 0 13:32 0 0 0 0:30 22 23
2013-14 36 NHL CHI 59 4 12 16 0 16 50 8.0 2 1 13:39 0 0 0 0:05 35 55

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2012-13 12:07 1:54
2012-13 13:32 0:30
2013-14 13:39 0:05

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Michal Handzus: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Handzus scored a game-winning goal in the second overtime of Wednesday's Game 5 win over the Kings, helping the Blackhawks stave off elimination.

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Handzus scored his first goal of the postseason in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Wild.

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Handzus will not play in Saturday's game against the Predators, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Handzus (undisclosed) will return to the lineup Sunday against the Blues.

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Handzus will not play in Friday's game against the Blue Jackets, as he stayed behind in Chicago to rest.

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Handzus will not play Thursday against the Wild, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.

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Handzus has 11 points and a minus-1 rating in 41 games this season.

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Handzus had a goal and an assist in Friday's 7-2 victory over the Avalanche.

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Handzus had a goal and assist in Wednesday's win over the Flyers.

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Handzus (illness) will play Friday vs. the Ducks, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Handzus (illness) was on the ice Friday for the team's morning skate, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.

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Handzus (illness) could play Friday against the Ducks, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

There was no outlook written for Michal Handzus.

2013-14

Handzus was the big pickup for the Blackhawks at the deadline last season and he played dividends for the team, especially in the postseason. In 23 playoff games, he contributed three goals and eight assists, a tally that trumped his entire regular season between the Sharks and Hawks combined. Don't expect big point totals from this checking specialist in 2013-14, though. At 36, his best years are long behind him and his value will be far greater on the ice than in the fantasy arena. Unless, of course, your league uses face-off winning percentage.

2012-13

Handzus isn't as bad as his 24 points from last year. The big pivot played most of last year with a nagging hip injury, so it's little wonder he looked bad and slow at times. He should return to the 30-point mark that he delivered two seasons ago, but he will have to work hard to keep Andrew Desjardins from stealing his third-line job. If you're in a league that prizes checking line centers with experience, then Handzus is your pick. If not, you know what to do.

2011-12

Handzus signed a deal with the Sharks in the offseason that will pay him $2.5 million over two years. This figures to be a safe investment for San Jose, as he has the ability to improve a penalty-killing unit that went from being one of the top units (85 percent) in 2009-10, all the way down to 79.6 percent last season. The potential pitfall for "Zeus" is that he had averaged between 18:18 and 17:20 of ice time the past two seasons with Los Angeles, and considering that was the approximate TOI range for Ryane Clowe and Logan Couture last season, Handzus' minutes are bound to drop as a third-line checker in a teal sweater. And naturally, a decrease in minutes means fewer opportunities to score, followed by a natural drop in fantasy value.

2010-11

By lighting the lamp 20 times last year, Handzus had his highest goal scoring season since the 2003-04 season. The 33-year old doesn't see enough ice time now to expect much improvement over those numbers and his 17.1% shooting percentage was his highest mark since '02-03, so expecting another 20-goal campaign may leave you disappointed. He'll be good for around 40 points and 18-20 goals.

2009-10

Zeus had a bounce back season last year, but let's not get overly excited here. He still only had 18 goals and 24 assists in his second year after major knee surgery. The 32-year old is best suited for a checking role so don't expect anything more than 40-45 points again this season.

2008-09

Handzus was a bust of almost mythical proportions in his first year with the Kings after signing a four-year, $16 million deal. He scored just seven goals in 82 games and doesn't figure to see much time on either of the team's top two scoring lines. He'll likely be a very well paid checking line center for the Kings unless he can crack the team's top six forwards.

2007-08

While Handzus missed 74 games last season, he is not injury prone and is bound to put up better numbers than he did in Philadelphia before his one-year stint in Chicago. If he can click with another skater like Ladislav Nagy, he could easily push 60 points by season's end.

2006-07

It could be a big year for Handzus on a team that is starving for scoring. If paired with Martin Havlat and Tuomo Ruutu, Handzus could pile up the assists in 2006-07. Had 11 goals and 33 assists for the Flyers in 2005-06 and was traded to the Blackhawks for Kyle Calder. The pressure is on for him to contribute.

2005-06

Handzus had a wonderful 2003-04 campaign, flying under the radar to 58 points, with 22 of those coming on the power play. He seems to get better every year and although he is on the second line, Handzus should be one of the Flyers' better scorers, especially on the power play.