If Christian Hanson’s last name sounds familiar, it should. And not for the boy band if that is what you were thinking. Hanson is son of retired hockey player Dave Hanson who is best known for his appearance in the movie SlapShot.
As of July of this summer, Hanson was signed to the Bruins organization for a one-year, two-way contract worth $600,000 at the NHL level and at the AHL level $105,000. Obviously with the lock out this season, Hanson has spent his time thus far with the P-Bruins.
Before signing with the Bruins, Hanson had a contract with the Washington Capitals. He spent the entire 2011-2012 season with their AHL affiliate the Hershey Bears. In 52 games, he registered 21 points.
Hanson has seen some time in the NHL in the 2008-2009 season with the Toronto Maple Leaves. He made his NHL debut on April 3, 2009 against the Philadelphia Flyers. Four nights later, Hanson would score his first NHL goal against Martin Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils.
You can check out that goal here:
Besides AHL and NHL, Hanson was also on the Team USA roster for the 2010 World Hockey Championship. Overall Hanson is a center that possesses great potential for the Boston Bruins if and when the lock out ends. Until then, he is doing his thing in Providence.
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