Christian Hanson(21) Hershey Bears

Undrafted 3rd year center Christian Hanson(21) signed a one-year, two-way deal with Washington Capitals in the offseason as an unrestricted free agent. He spent his first couple of seasons in Toronto Maple Leafs‘ system and got his first NHL goal in 2009 fresh out of college.

In 42 NHL games he has 3 goals and 6 assists, all with the Leafs.

He spent most of his pro career with their AHL affiliate Toronto Marlies and continues in 2011/2012 with Hershey Bears, where he’s put up 8 goals and 10 assists in 42 games this season.

He has yet to be called-up but with his rather large 6’4″ 228 lbs. frame, he probably deserves a look before his current contract expires.

He is the 25-year old son of Dave Hanson, who was made famous for his role as one of the brothers in the movie Slapshot.


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