Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Martin Havlat
Martin Havlat was born April 19, 1981 in Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic. The first round, 26th overall selection of the Ottawa Senators in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Havlat honed his skills in the Czech Republic before making his North American debut in 2000-01.

An smooth skating and offensively gifted forward, Havlat had an immediate impact with the Senators in 2000-01, registering 42 points (19-23-42) in 73 games and being named to the NHL's All-Rookie Team. Over the course of the next two seasons, Havlat improved on his offensive numbers with 50 and 59 points before establishing a career highs in all three offensive categories in 2003-04, with 31 goals, 37 assists and 68 points despite missing 12 games.

During the off season in 2006, Havlat was dealt to the Chicago Blackhawks with Bryan Smolinski in exchange for Tom Preissing, Josh Gennessy, Michal Barinka and Chicago's 2nd round choice in the 2008 Entry Draft.

On October 5, 2006, Havlát made his Blackhawks debut against the Nashville Predators and immediately made an impact, scoring 2 goals and 2 assists in an 8-6 win. Havlat would spend the first month of the season amongst the NHL's scoring leaders, but his season was derailed in a game against the Dallas Stars on October 20, 2006 when he suffer a high ankle sparain. The injury would keep him out of the Blackhawks lineup until December.

In April 2007, Havlát suffered a shoulder injury, which required off-season surgery. Though his first season in Chicago was tainted by injuries, he still managed to produce a very respectable 57 points in 56 games.

In the 2007-08 season, Havlát was limited to 35 games while scoring 10 goals and 17 assists as he again struggled with injuries.

Though he was named team MVP for the 2008-09 season, Havlat and the Blackhawks we unable to come to terms on a contract extension during the year, resulting in Martin becoming an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

Though he did not want to leave Chicago, on July 1, 2009, Havlát signed a 6-year deal with the Minnesota Wild worth $30 million.

After two solid, if unspectacular seasons in Minnesota, Havlat was on the move again. This time he was shipped to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for winger Dany Heatley.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1997-98 HC Ytong Brno Jr. CzRep-Jr. 32 38 29 67
1998-99 HC Trinec Jr. CzRep-Jr. 31 28 23 51
1998-99 HC Zelezarny Trinec CzRep 24 2 3 5 4 8 0 0 0
1998-99 Czech Republic WJ18-A 6 2 4 6 8
1999-00 HC Ocelari Trinec CzRep 46 13 29 42 42 4 0 2 2 8
1999-00 Czech Republic WJC-A 7 3 2 5 4 +2
1999-00 Czech Republic WC-A 9 2 1 3 2 +1
2000-01 Ottawa Senators NHL 73 19 23 42 20 +8 4 0 0 0 2
2001-02 Ottawa Senators NHL 72 22 28 50 66 -7 12 2 5 7 14
2001-02 Czech Republic Olympics 4 3 1 4 27 +1
2002-03 Ottawa Senators NHL 67 24 35 59 30 +20 18 5 6 11 14
2003-04 HC Sparta Praha CzRep 5 1 3 4 8
2003-04 Ottawa Senators NHL 68 31 37 68 46 +12 7 0 3 3 2
2003-04 Czech Republic WC-A 3 0 0 0 4 -1
2004-05 Czech Republic W-Cup 5 3 3 6 2 +6
2004-05 HC Znojemsti Orli Znojmo CzRep 12 10 4 14 16
2004-05 Dynamo Moscow Russia 10 2 0 2 14
2004-05 HC Sparta Praha CzRep 9 5 4 9 37 5 0 0 0 20
2005-06 Ottawa Senators NHL 18 9 7 16 4 +6 10 7 6 13 4
2006-07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 56 25 32 57 28 +15
2007-08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 35 10 17 27 22 +4
2008-09 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 81 29 48 77 30 +29 16 5 10 15 8
2009-10 Minnesota Wild NHL 73 18 36 54 34 -19
2009-10 Czech Republic Olympics 5 0 2 2 0 -3
2010-11 Minnesota Wild NHL 78 22 40 62 52 -10
2010-11 Czech Republic WC-A 6 2 4 6 4 +3
2011-12 San Jose Sharks NHL 39 7 20 27 22 +10 5 2 1 3 8
2012-13 San Jose Sharks NHL 40 8 10 18 30 +7 2 0 0 0 0
2013-14 San Jose Sharks NHL 48 12 10 22 10 +14 1 0 0 0 0
2014-15 New Jersey Devils NHL 40 5 9 14 10 -11
2015-16 St. Louis Blues NHL 2 1 0 1 0 0
NHL Totals 790 242 352 594 404 75 21 31 52 52


NHL All-Rookie Team (2001) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2007, 2011) Signed as a free agent by Znojmo (CzRep), September 24, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Dynamo Moscow (Russia), November 10, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Sparta Praha (CzRep), January 31, 2005. Missed majority of 2005-06 due to shoulder injury vs. Montreal, November 29, 2005. Traded to Chicago by Ottawa with Bryan Smolinski for Tom Preissing, Josh Hennessy, Michal Barinka and Chicago's 2nd round pick (Patrick Wiercioch) in 2008 NHL Draft, July 10, 2006. Missed majority of 2007-08 due to shoulder (October 4, 2007 at Minnesota) and groin (December 22, 2007 at Ottawa) injuries. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 1, 2009. Traded to San Jose by Minnesota for Dany Heatley, July 3, 2011. Missed majority of 2011-12 due to lower-body injury vs. Edmonton, December 17, 2011. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 1, 2014. Missed majority of 2014-15 due to recurring lower-body injury and as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, November 6, 2015. Released by St. Louis for personal reasons, November 13, 2015. Officially announced his retirement, February 8, 2017.
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