Christian Hanson (ice hockey)
March 10, 1986 |
Venetia, PA, USA
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||228 lb (103 kg; 16 st 4 lb)|
Toronto Maple Leafs
|National team||United States|
Christian David Hanson (born March 10, 1986) is an American professional ice hockey player who is currently an unrestricted free agent. He was formerly in the St. Louis Blues organization in the NHL. Hanson played amateur hockey for the University of Notre Dame. He was not selected in the NHL Entry Draft, but signed a contract as a free agent with the Toronto Maple Leafs after his senior season.
He attended high school at Peters Township High School, where he was a member of their Pennsylvania State AA Hockey Championship teams. He played Midget "AAA" hockey for the Pittsburgh Hornets, where he was a teammate of Los Angeles Kings prospect Patrick Mullen. Those teams have produced many Junior A and College players, as well as some playing professional.
Hanson made his NHL debut on April 3, 2009 against the Philadelphia Flyers. Four nights later, Hanson scored his first career NHL goal against Martin Brodeur in a 4–1 win over the New Jersey Devils. This goal tied his father's career goal mark as well. On April 10, 2010, Hanson recorded his first short-handed goal and his first multi-goal game versus Montreal.
Hanson was selected to join the Team USA roster for the 2010 World Hockey Championship.
Hanson played for Planet USA in the 2010 AHL All-Star Game in Portland, Maine.
On July 9, 2012, Hanson signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Boston Bruins. The contract will pay Hanson $600,000 while in the NHL and $105,000 while playing with the Bruins’ AHL affiliate, the Providence Bruins. For the duration of the 2012–13 season with the Bruins, Hanson was assigned to Providence and contributed with 29 points in 67 games.
On August 20, 2013, Hanson agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the St. Louis Blues.
Regular season and playoffs
|2005–06||University of Notre Dame||CCHA||23||1||2||3||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||University of Notre Dame||CCHA||33||6||2||8||24||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||University of Notre Dame||CCHA||47||13||9||22||57||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||University of Notre Dame||CCHA||37||16||15||31||28||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||5||1||1||2||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||31||2||5||7||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||6||0||0||0||4||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
|All-CCHA Second Team||2008-09|
- Wharnsby, Tim (2009-04-01). "Leafs expect offence, not pugnacity, from Hanson". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2009-04-02.
- Dreger, Darren (2009-03-31). "Leafs Maple Leafs sign Hanson to two-year entry level contract". The Sports Network. Retrieved 2009-04-02.
- Hunter, Paul (2009-04-03). "Gerber, Hanson in for Philly rematch". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2009-04-10.
- "Hanson scores first NHL goal as Leafs pound Devils". The Sports Network. CP. 2009-04-08. Retrieved 2009-04-10.
- "Leafs' Hanson to get a shot at worlds". Toronto Sun. 2010-03-01. Retrieved 2010-03-01.
- Washington Capitals sign forward Christian Hanson - Capitals Insider - The Washington Post
- "Center Hanson signs with Bruins". National Hockey League. 2012-07-09. Retrieved 2012-07-09.
- St. Louis Blues (2013-08-20). "Blues sign Hanson". Twitter. Retrieved 2013-08-20.