Columbus Blue Jackets‘ 3rd round pick in the 2007 draft (#68 overall) rookie right wing Jake Hansen(14) is playing the spark plug of energy role for minor league affiliate Springfield Falcons in the 2013 Calder Cup Playoffs, when he’s been inserted into the lineup.
He’s appeared in 3 of their 6 postseason match ups with no points, a pair of shots and a 0 plus/minus, but has been a ball of fire each and every time he steps on the ice.
The 6’2″ 193 lbs. forward had a fairly successful first campaign with 4 goals and 5 assists in 46 AHL games.
And although he may have not been in every game, he was kept around without being reassigned further down.
He put up increasingly better numbers with each successive year at University Of Minnesota and was just about a point-per-game guy in his final season there.
The 23-year signed a two-year entry level deal through 2013/2014.
If he keeps hustling and can increase his production on the score sheet, should find himself getting a phone call to add some oomph to the team chemistry.