Marcel Hossa
Marcel Hossa.jpg
Position LW
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 3.5 in (1.92 m)
220 lb (100 kg)
KHL Team
F. Teams
Spartak Moscow
KHL
Ak Bars Kazan
Dinamo Riga
NHL
Montreal Canadiens
New York Rangers
Phoenix Coyotes
SEL
Mora IK
Born (1981-10-12)October 12, 1981,
Ilava, TCH
NHL Draft 16th overall, 2000
Montreal Canadiens
Pro Career 2001 – present


Marcel Hossa (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈmartsɛl ˈɦosa]; born October 12, 1981) is a Slovak professional ice hockey player currently playing for Spartak Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). His older brother Marián plays for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Hossa was selected in the first round of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, 16th overall, by the Montreal Canadiens. He originally played Junior hockey with Slovakian team HC Dukla Trencin before linking up with North American team the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League for the 1998–99 season.

Marcel led the Winterhawks in scoring and to the WHL finals in the 2000–01 season, his third in the WHL, before turning professional the following season with the Canadiens American Hockey League affiliate, the Quebec Citadelles. Hossa played the majority of the 2001–02 season with the Citadelles finishing fifth on the team in points with 32. He was recalled by the Canadiens midway through the season and made his NHL debut appearing in 10 games.

Over the next two seasons, Hossa split time between the Canadiens and AHL affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs. He was named in the 2003 NHL YoungStars Game.[1] But despite promise was unable to establish a full-time role with the Canadiens in the NHL. During the 2004 NHL Lockout, Marcel signed a one-year deal with Swedish team, Mora IK of the Elitserien on September 25, 2004. Marcel reunited with older brother, Marian, and finished fifth in scoring with 24 points.

Prior to the 2005–06 season, and his return to the NHL, Hossa was traded by the Canadiens to the New York Rangers in exchange for Garth Murray on September 30, 2005.[2] In his first season with the Rangers, he appeared in a career-high 64 games and notched 10 goals. In the 2006–07 season, after a slow start he was used on the top line in February and blossomed with 8 goals in 11 games and recorded a career high with 18 points. His season was then harmed after injuring his right knee in a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders on March 5, 2007.[3]

In the 2007–08 season, Hossa struggled to regain his offensive form and played in 36 games with the Rangers before he was assigned to affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack, on a conditioning stint on February 16, 2008.[4] On February 26, he was then traded to the Phoenix Coyotes, along with Al Montoya, for Fredrik Sjöström, David LeNeveu and Josh Gratton.[5] He played out the season with the Coyotes going scoreless in 14 games.

On July 3, 2008, as a free agent, Hossa signed with Dinamo Riga of the newly formed Kontinental Hockey League.[6] After leading Riga with 22 goals in the 2008–09 season, Marcel went a step further in the 2009–10 season, leading the KHL in goals with 35.[7] He was selected to play for Slovakia, alongside his brother Marian, in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.[8]

On May 7, 2010, Hossa left Riga and signed a two-year contract with reigning Champions Ak Bars Kazan of the KHL.[9]

On July 26, 2011, Hossa signed a one-year contract with Spartak Moscow.[10]

Awards and achievements[edit | edit source]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]

Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 70 7 14 21 66 2 0 0 0 0
1999–00 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 60 24 29 53 58
2000–01 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 58 34 56 90 58 16 5 7 12 14
2001–02 Quebec Citadelles AHL 50 17 15 32 24 3 0 0 0 4
2001–02 Montreal Canadiens NHL 10 3 1 4 2
2002–03 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 37 19 13 32 18 21 4 7 11 12
2002–03 Montreal Canadiens NHL 34 6 7 13 14
2003–04 Montreal Canadiens NHL 15 1 1 2 8
2003–04 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 57 18 22 40 45 10 2 3 5 8
2004–05 Mora IK SEL 48 18 6 24 69
2005–06 New York Rangers NHL 64 10 6 16 28 4 0 0 0 6
2006–07 New York Rangers NHL 64 10 8 18 26 10 2 2 4 4
2007–08 New York Rangers NHL 36 1 7 8 24
2007–08 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 5 1 0 1 2
2007–08 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 14 0 0 0 4
2008–09 Dinamo Riga KHL 52 22 22 44 118 3 2 0 2 0
2009–10 Dinamo Riga KHL 56 35 20 55 44 9 4 1 5 4
2010–11 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 51 16 15 31 12
NHL totals 237 31 30 61 106 14 2 2 4 10
KHL totals 159 73 67 140 174 12 6 1 7 4

International[edit | edit source]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
1999 Slovakia WJC18 7 2 0 2 14
2000 Slovakia WJC 7 0 1 1 8
2001 Slovakia WJC 7 1 3 4 8
2005 Slovakia WC 2 0 0 0 0
2006 Slovakia OG 6 0 0 0 0
2006 Slovakia WC 7 1 3 4 6
2008 Slovakia WC 5 2 5 7 2
2009 Slovakia WC 6 3 2 5 4
2010 Slovakia OG 7 0 1 1 0
Junior int'l totals 21 3 4 7 30
Senior int'l totals 33 6 11 17 12


References[edit | edit source]

  1. Three Panthers selected for YoungStars game. ESPN (2003-01-19). Retrieved on 2010-03-30.
  2. Rangers acquire Hossa from Habs via trade. ESPN (2005-09-30). Retrieved on 2010-03-30.
  3. Knee injury claims Rangers Hossa. USA Today (2007-03-06). Retrieved on 2010-03-30.
  4. Hossa assigned to Hartford for conditioning. New York Rangers (2008-02-16). Retrieved on 2010-03-30.
  5. Hossa joins his brother on the move. NHL (2008-02-26). Retrieved on 2009-04-01.
  6. Dinamo Riga sign NHL Phoenix Coyote, Marcel Hossa. (in Latvian)Sports.delfi.lv (2008-07-03). Retrieved on 2008-11-10.
  7. Riga "Dinamo" forward Kariya becomes scoring leader in playoffs. baltic-course (2010-03-16). Retrieved on 2010-03-30.
  8. Hossa, Gaborik, Chara headline Slovakia team. NBC (2010-01-07). Retrieved on 2010-03-30.
  9. Hossa confirms two-year contract with Kazan (Latvian). parSportu.lv (2010-05-07). Retrieved on 2010-05-10.
  10. Hossa chooses Spartak (Russian) (2011-07-26). Retrieved on 2011-08-11.

External links[edit | edit source]

Preceded by
Ron Hainsey
Montreal Canadiens first round draft pick
2000
Succeeded by
Mike Komisarek
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