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Martin Hanzal | Center | #10

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/20/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 226
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (17) / ARI
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After a conversation with Dallas head coach Ken Hitchcock, Martin Hanzal knows exactly what will be expected from him in Dallas this season.
He will be the team's shutdown center and play heavy five-on-five minutes. Hanzal will also be a key figure on the penalty kill and will provide a net-front presence on the power play. Hanzal looks like a 35-40 point play in 2017-18 given he will likely miss between 10-15 games due to injury. Jul 2 - 11:36 AM

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Martin Hanzal has signed a three-year, $14.25 million deal with the Dallas Stars.

In real hockey this is a perfect spot for Hanzal as he will almost certainly become the Stars’ third-line center behind Tyler Seguin and Jason Spezza. However his fantasy value will take a hit as he will likely not be paired with top-six wingers as he had been in Arizona, and to a lesser extent, in Minnesota. That said, Hanzal will still likely see second-team power-play ice time. Just don’t expect much more than 40 points from the imposing two-way pivot.
Jul 1 - 12:44 PM

The Dallas Stars have reportedly been linked to pending free agent Martin Hanzal.

Hanzal split his time between Arizona and Minnesota in 2016-17. The 6-foot-6 center had 20 goals and 19 assists in 71 games last season. Bringing him into the fold would give Dallas some solid depth down the middle, as they already have Jason Spezza and Tyler Seguin on their roster. No free-agent deals will be made official until noon ET.
Jul 1 - 8:06 AM

Martin Hanzal enjoyed his time with the Minnesota Wild, but he isn't sure if he will be back with the team next year.

"I was really happy here so if there's a chance for me to stay here, I would love to," said Hanzal. "But that would have to be both sides agreeing on that. I enjoyed it. I loved it here. ... I've never been a free agent. It’s going to be a new experience. I have no idea right now to be honest which teams or whatever. I have to wait for the offers and see what happens." He would like a long-term deal, but the Wild have to sign RFAs Mikael Granlund and Nino Niederreiter, while giving players like Joel Eriksson Ek and Luke Kunin looks at NHL spots. It may not be the right fit for the team to bring back Hanzal, but that determination has not been made yet.
Apr 27 - 10:34 AM

Martin Hanzal found the back of the net in Wednesday's 2-0 win over St. Louis in Game 4.

He gave the Wild a 2-0 lead late in the second period. It was Hanzal's first point of the series and his first playoff goal since May 7, 2012. He qualified for the postseason just three times with the Coyotes.
Apr 20 - 11:51 AM

Martin Hanzal scored his 20th goal Saturday night against his former club, the Coyotes.

It is the first time that the veteran two-way pivot has scored 20 in a season and he was pretty happy about it. "It's nice. I've never scored 20 goals" said Hanzal. "I'm glad I reached that. Now it's playoff time. All the stats go away and we have to prepare for Wednesday because that's when the real season starts." Hanzal is a decent fantasy asset but a very good NHL player.
Apr 9 - 12:19 PM

Martin Hanzal stayed hot, scoring another goal for the Wild's 5-2 win over the Avalanche on Sunday.

Hanzal has three goals and 11 points in 17 games with Minnesota, including two goals and four points over his last four games.
Apr 2 - 9:26 PM

Martin Hanzal scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-4 OT loss to the Washington Capitals.

Hanzal picked up the primary assist on Jason Pominville's goal at the 2:17 mark of the second period to tie the game at one. He added a goal of his own later on in the frame to cut his team's deficit to 3-2. He now has 16 goals and 35 points in 65 games. The Wild were down 4-2 with less than five minutes remaining in regulation when Jared Spurgeon (4-3) and Eric Staal (4-4) found the back of the net. Eventually though, Capitals forward T.J. Oshie scored the game-winning goal in overtime.
Mar 28 - 11:43 PM

Martin Hanzal (illness) returned to action on Saturday.

Hanzal missed three games with strep throat. He picked up an assist on Saturday in his return. Hanzal has 16 goals and 31 points in 59 games thus far with five helpers in eight games with Minnesota after a trade from the Coyotes. Put him back in your lineup if you normally would.
Mar 19 - 2:36 AM

Martin Hanzal will return to the Wild's lineup on Saturday against the Rangers.

In seven games with the Wild thus far he has four assists with four PIMs, five blocks, 18 shots and 19 hits. Pretty productive for seeing just 15:55 a night on average.
Mar 18 - 2:59 PM

Martin Hanzal is suffering from strep throat.

He has already been ruled out for Tuesday and Thursday due to the illness. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Mar 14 - 6:51 PM

Martin Hanzal (illness) is expected to miss Tuesday and Thursday's games.

Hanzal also missed Sunday's contest. He has 16 goals and 30 points in 58 contests this season.
Mar 13 - 1:05 PM

Martin Hanzal left the Wild to return to Minnesota due to illness on Sunday.

He won't face Chicago on Sunday, and appears unlikely for Tuesday's match with the Capitals in D.C. Through the first seven games of his time with the Wild the deadline acquisition has posted four assists with 18 shots and 19 hits while seeing a touch under 16 minutes per game.
Mar 12 - 12:12 PM

Martin Hanzal has no goals and four assists in seven games with Minnesota.

Minnesota acquired Hanzal from Arizona on Feb. 26. He's been logging an average of 15:57 minutes per contest with the Wild, down from 18:35 in Arizona. He should continue to be a noteworthy, but not major, secondary scorer for the Wild for what's left of the season and into the playoffs.
Mar 11 - 10:22 AM

Martin Hanzal earned his first points with the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night.

He collected two assists in a 6-5 win over Winnipeg. Hanzal has nine points in his last 10 outings.
Mar 1 - 10:50 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Seguin
2Jason Spezza
3Martin Hanzal
4Radek Faksa
5Devin Shore
6Gemel Smith
7Justin Dowling
LW1Jamie Benn
2Mattias Janmark
3Antoine Roussel
4Curtis McKenzie
5Jason Dickinson
6Remi Elie
RW1Alexander Radulov
2Brett Ritchie
3Tyler Pitlick
4Adam Cracknell
5Brian Flynn
D1John Klingberg
2Marc Methot
3Dan Hamhuis
4Julius Honka
5Esa Lindell
6Stephen Johns
7Greg Pateryn
8Jamie Oleksiak
G1Ben Bishop
2Kari Lehtonen