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Marian Hossa

Born:January 12, 1979Draft:1997 Senators #12 Overall
Hometown:Stara Lubovna, SlovakiaPosition:RW
Known For:3x Stanley CupShoots:Left
National Team:Slovakia

Marián Hossa (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈmaɾijaːn ˈɦɔsa]; born 12 January 1979) is a Slovak former professional ice hockey right winger. Hossa was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the first round, 12th overall, of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. After spending his first seven NHL seasons with the Senators, he played for the Atlanta Thrashers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings, and Chicago Blackhawks.

Over the course of his career, he made five NHL All-Star Game appearances and played in three consecutive Stanley Cup Finals with three different teams, finally winning the Stanley Cup in 2009–10 with Chicago. He won two additional Stanley Cup championships with Chicago during the 2012–13 and 2014–15 seasons. Hossa accumulated 525 goals and 609 assists for 1,134 points in 1,309 regular-season games over his 19-year NHL career. He was the 44th player in NHL history to score 500 goals, and the 80th player to score 1,000 points. He was elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2020.

Prior to the 2017–18 season, the Blackhawks announced that Hossa was suffering from a progressive skin disorder and would miss the entire 2017–18 season. Hossa announced that he will no longer play professional hockey, and is planning to officially retire after his contract expires in 2021. Hossa’s contract was traded to the Arizona Coyotes in July 2018 as part of a seven-player deal.

Marian Hossa
Marian Hossa (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Marian Hossa Statistics

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Achievements

  • Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2020
  • World Cup Runner Up (2017)
  • 3x Stanley Cup Champion (Blackhawks – 2010, 2013, 2015)
  • 6x NHL All-Star Game (2001, 2003, 2004 – did not play, 2007, 2008, 2012)
  • 4x Slovakian Player of the Year (Golden puck) (2006, 2007, 2008, 2010)
  • NHL Second All-Star Team (2009)
  • 2x World Championship Top 3 Player on Team Slovakia (2004, 2006)
  • NHL All-Rookie Team (1999)
  • CHL All-Rookie Team (1998)
  • CHL First All-Star Team (1998)
  • CHL Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1998)
  • CHL Memorial Cup Champion (1998)
  • WHL (West) First All-Star Team (1998)
  • WHL Champion (1998)
  • WHL Most Assists by Rookie (1998)
  • WHL Rookie of the Year (Jim Piggott Trophy) (1998)
  • Slovakian Extraliga Champion (1997)

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