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Position Right Wing
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
207 lb (94 kg/14 st 11 lb)
NHL Team
F. teams
Chicago Blackhawks
Ottawa Senators
Nationality 22x20px Czech Republic
Born April 19, 1981 (1981-04-19) (age 36),
Mladá Boleslav, Czechoslovakia
NHL Draft 26th overall, 1999
Ottawa Senators
Pro career 2000 – present

</div></div> Martin Havlát (IPA[ˈmarcɪn ˈɦavla:t]) (born April 19 1981 in Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic) is a professional ice hockey player with the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League.

Playing careerEdit

He is nicknamed "Mach 9" for his speed and former jersey number worn in Ottawa. He wears number 24 with the Blackhawks because number 9 is retired for Bobby Hull. He plays mainly right wing but is also capable of centering a line.

He was drafted in the first round of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, 26th overall by the Ottawa Senators.

He entered the league in the 2000 season and was a finalist for the Calder Trophy for top rookie. His point totals increased each subsequent year in the league.

He was criticized in the 2003 playoffs by Philadelphia Flyers coach Ken Hitchcock for his stickwork.[1] In response to another incident the next season, Hitchcock said that "somebody is going to make him eat his lunch."[2] During the 2003-2004 season he was suspended twice, once for kicking,[3], and once for high-sticking.[2] He was suspended on October 17, 2005, five games for another kicking incident against Boston Bruins defenceman Hal Gill.[3]

Havlát has had a number of injuries in his career, most often in the form of groin strains,[4][5] though he's had an assortment of shoulder,[6] elbow,[7] and hamstring[8] issues as well. Against the Montreal Canadiens on November 29, 2005, he suffered a shoulder injury which required surgery and kept him out for 59 games.[6] He returned to the ice on April 15, 2006, against the Toronto Maple Leafs, almost exactly four months from the date of his surgery.

Havlát plays for the Czech Republic internationally, and while representing them at the 2002 Winter Olympics he had three goals. He missed the 2006 Olympics due to a shoulder injury. During the off season he lives in Brno, Czech Republic.

During the 2006 off-season, Havlát, a restricted free agent, told the Senators that he would only sign a one-year deal so he could then test the free agent market.[9] On July 9th, 2006, Havlát was traded to the Blackhawks with Bryan Smolinski in a 3-way deal, which also involved the San Jose Sharks getting Mark Bell for Tom Preissing and Josh Hennessy.[10] After the trade, Havlát signed a 3 year, $18 million contract with the Blackhawks.

On October 5, 2006, Havlát made his Blackhawks debut in outstanding fashion against the Nashville Predators by scoring 2 goals and 2 assists in an 8-6 win. Through the first seven games of the season, he was near or at the top of the league in scoring until he went down with a high ankle sprain[11] late in a game against the Dallas Stars on October 20, 2006. He returned to the Blackhawks lineup on December 9th, 2006, against the Minnesota Wild netting 2 goals and an assist in a losing effort.

In 2007, Havlát was selected for the 2007 West All-Star Team. In April 2007, Havlat suffered shoulder injury, which required off-season surgery.[12] In the 2007-08 Season, Havlat was limited to 35 games while scoring 10 goals and 17 assists as he again struggled with injuries.

Personal lifeEdit

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998-99 Trinec Ocelari HC Czech 24 2 3 5 4 8 0 0 0 2
1999-00 Trinec Ocelari HC Czech 46 13 29 42 42 -- -- -- -- --
2000-01 Ottawa Senators NHL 73 19 23 42 20 4 0 0 0 2
2001-02 Ottawa Senators NHL 72 22 28 50 66 12 2 5 7 14
2002-03 Ottawa Senators NHL 67 24 35 59 30 18 5 6 11 14
2003-04 Ottawa Senators NHL 68 31 37 68 46 7 0 3 3 2
2003-04 Sparta Praha Czech 5 1 3 4 8 -- -- -- -- --
2004-05 Znojemsti Excalibur Orli Czech 12 10 4 14 16 10 7 6 13 4
2004-05 Moscow Dynamo RSL 10 2 0 2 14 -- -- -- -- --
2004-05 Sparta Praha Czech 9 5 4 9 37 5 0 0 0 20
2005-06 Ottawa Senators NHL 18 9 7 16 4 10 7 6 13 4
2006-07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 56 25 32 57 28 -- -- -- -- --
2007-08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 35 10 17 27 22 -- -- -- -- --
NHL Totals 389 140 179 319 216 51 14 20 34 36
Czech League Totals 96 31 43 74 107 23 7 6 13 26

Career transactions Edit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Sticky-y situation" (2003). Retrieved on 2006-10-31.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Havlát hit Flyers' Recchi in face with stick". ESPN.com (2004). Retrieved on 2006-09-19.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Sens' Havlát suspended five games". ESPN.com (2005). Retrieved on 2006-09-19.
  4. Don Brennan. "Groin grounds Havlát". Retrieved on 2006-09-19.
  5. Don Brennan. "Havlát injury opens door for Spezza's return". Retrieved on 2006-09-19.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Senators RW Havlát to undergo shoulder surgery" (2005). Retrieved on 2006-09-19.
  7. Bruce Garrioch. "Slash and burn". Retrieved on 2006-09-19.
  8. Bruce Garrioch. "Sens hope to have Alfie vs. Rangers". Retrieved on 2006-09-19.
  9. "Havlát only wants to sign a one-year deal". TSN.ca (2006). Retrieved on 2006-09-19.
  10. "Havlát dealt in three-way trade" (2006). Retrieved on 2006-09-19.
  11. "Winger Havlát to miss at least 2-3 weeks" (2006). Retrieved on 2006-10-31.
  12. "Blackhawks' Havlat faces surgery". ChicagoSports.com (2007). Retrieved on 2007-04-09.
  13. "Havlat gets a chance to be 'the man'". tsn.ca (2006). Retrieved on 2007-08-25.
  14. "Q&A with Martin Havlat". slam.canoe.ca (2003). Retrieved on 2007-08-25.
  15. "NHL Young Stars stories". nhl.com (2004). Retrieved on 2007-08-25.

External links Edit

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de:Martin Havlát fr:Martin Havlát lv:Martins Havlats ru:Гавлат, Мартин sk:Martin Havlát fi:Martin Havlát sv:Martin Havlát

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