David Hanson (ice hockey)

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David Hanson
Born (1954-04-12) April 12, 1954 (age 60)
Cumberland, WI, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Left
Played for NHL
 Detroit Red Wings
 Minnesota North Stars
WHA
 New England Whalers
 Minnesota Fighting Saints
 Birmingham Bulls
NHL Draft Undrafted
WHA Draft 59th overall, 1974
Minnesota Fighting Saints
Playing career 1974–1984

David J. "Dave" Hanson (born April 12, 1954 in Cumberland, Wisconsin) is a retired American professional ice hockey player. He played 33 games in the National Hockey League, and a total of 103 games in the World Hockey Association.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Hanson was born in Cumberland, Wisconsin, and grew up in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he eventually starred in football, baseball and hockey at Humboldt Senior High School.

Ice-Hockey career[edit]

He continued playing hockey for the St. Paul Vulcans and for Herb Brooks' University of Minnesota college team. Hanson played ten seasons for Detroit Red Wings and Minnesota North Stars of the National Hockey League, and the New England Whalers, Minnesota Fighting Saints and Birmingham Bulls of the World Hockey Association.

Movie career[edit]

He was cast as "Jack Hanson", one of the Hanson Brothers in the 1977 film Slap Shot when Jack Carlson was unable to perform because his team was in the playoffs. Hanson appeared in several other films, and won a "DVD Premiere Award", along with Steve Carlson and Jeff Carlson, for his part in the 2002 sequel Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice.[1]

Personal life[edit]

In 1977 married Sue Kaschalk, a coal miner's daughter from Nanty Glo, Pennsylvania.[2] Hanson has two daughters and one son.[2] His son, Christian, is a center with the Chicago Wolves organization.[2] He currently resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and manages a sports center at Robert Morris University.[2]

Statistics[edit]

   
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM
1974–75 Johnstown Jets NAHL 72 10 24 34 249
1975–76 Johnstown Jets NAHL 66 8 21 29 311
1976–77 Hampton Gulls SHL 28 5 7 12 188
1976–77 Johnstown Jets NAHL 6 0 3 3 27
1976–77 Rhode Island Reds AHL 27 2 10 12 98
1976–77 Minnesota Fighting Saints WHA 7 0 2 2 35
1976–77 New England Whalers WHA 1 0 0 0 9
1977–78 Kansas City Red Wings CHL 15 0 0 0 41
1977–78 Hampton Gulls AHL 5 0 3 3 8
1977–78 Birmingham Bulls WHA 42 7 16 23 241
1978–79 Birmingham Bulls WHA 53 6 22 28 212
1978–79 Detroit Red Wings NHL 11 0 0 0 26
1979–80 Oklahoma City Stars CHL 6 0 0 0 12
1979–80 Birmingham Bulls CHL 33 4 6 10 174
1979–80 Minnesota North Stars NHL 22 1 1 2 39
1980–81 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 77 11 21 32 267
1981–82 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 75 11 23 34 206
1982–83 Indianapolis Checkers CHL 80 18 21 39 285
1983–84 Toledo Goaldiggers IHL 68 11 26 37 120
1983–84 Indianapolis Checkers CHL 1 0 0 0 0
WHA totals (3 seasons) 103 13 40 53 497
NHL totals (2 seasons) 33 1 1 2 65

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Hanson at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ a b c d Sports Illustrated, July 2, 2007, p. 106.

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