Marcel Hossa
Marcel Hossa
Position LW
Shoots Left
6 ft 3.5 in (1.92 m)
220 lb (100 kg)
KHL Team
F. Teams
Spartak Moscow
Ak Bars Kazan
Dinamo Riga
Montreal Canadiens
New York Rangers
Phoenix Coyotes
Mora IK
Born October 12 1981 (1981-10-12) (age 38),
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 careerEdit

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 achievementsEdit

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 707142166 20000
1999–00 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 6024295358
2000–01 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 5834569058 16571214
2001–02 Quebec Citadelles AHL 5017153224 30004
2001–02 Montreal Canadiens NHL 103142
2002–03 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 3719133218 21471112
2002–03 Montreal Canadiens NHL 34671314
2003–04 Montreal Canadiens NHL 151128
2003–04 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 5718224045 102358
2004–05 Mora IK SEL 481862469
2005–06 New York Rangers NHL 641061628 40006
2006–07 New York Rangers NHL 641081826 102244
2007–08 New York Rangers NHL 3617824
2007–08 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 51012
2007–08 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 140004
2008–09 Dinamo Riga KHL 52222244118 32020
2009–10 Dinamo Riga KHL 5635205544 94154
2010–11 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 5116153112
NHL totals 237313061106 1422410
KHL totals 1597367140174 126174


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


  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) (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). (2010-05-07). Retrieved on 2010-05-10.
  10. Hossa chooses Spartak (Russian) (2011-07-26). Retrieved on 2011-08-11.

External linksEdit

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