Christian Hanson
HEIGHT: 6' 4"
BIRTHDATE: 03/10/1986
DRAFTED: undrafted
CCHA Second All-Star Team (2009) Signed as a free agent by Toronto, March 31, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 11, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 9, 2012. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, August 20, 2013.
Career: 2011-12: Played his first season in the Washington organization with their AHL affiliate in Hershey ... Had 10-11=21 totals in 52 games ... 2010-11: Spent most of the season with the AHL Toronto Marlies with pro career season-highs in goals (13), assists (21) and points (34) ... Recalled on three occasions to the Maple Leafs for six scoreless games, from Oct. 30- Nov. 2 (two games), Nov. 10 (one game) and Feb. 15-19 (three games) ... 2009-10: Split his first full pro season between Toronto’s NHL and AHL clubs ... Had NHL career season-bests of 2-5=7 totals in 31 Leafs contests during three recalls, from Nov. 24-Dec. 6 (0-1=1 totals in six games), Feb. 2-13 (0-0=0 totals in four games) and Mar. 1-Apr. 10 (2-4=6 totals in 21 games) ... Recorded career-highs for goals and points in a game with 2-1=3 totals in his first multiple-point NHL contest on Apr. 10 in Montreal ... Had 12-19=31 totals in 38 AHL Marlies games and played in the AHL All-Star Game for the PlanetUSA squad ... 2008-09: Signed with Toronto as a free agent on Mar. 31 at the conclusion of his college career and had 1-1=2 totals in five games ... Had points in consecutive games Apr. 7-8 (1-1=2 totals) ... Played his first NHL game Apr. 3 at Philadelphia, scored his first NHL point with a goal Apr. 7 in New Jersey and recorded his first NHL assist Apr. 8 vs. Buffalo ... College: Played four seasons of college hockey at Notre Dame with 36-28=64 totals and 123 PIM in 140 career games ... Went to two Frozen Four tournaments with the Fighting Irish, falling in the 2008 championship game to Boston College ... Was named to the NCAA West Regional All-Tournament Team in 2008 ... His best college season came in his senior season when he was tied for second on the team in goals and third in points with 16-15=31 totals in 37 games ... Was named a Second-Team CCHA All-Star in 2008-09 ... Juniors: Played two seasons of junior hockey in Tri- City with 30-41=71 totals in 118 games ... Led the team in scoring in 2004-05 with 52 points in 60 games ... International: Played for Team USA in the 2010 World Championships (0-1=1 totals in six games). Transactions: Signed by Toronto as a free agent, Mar. 31, 2009 ... Signed by Washington as a free agent, July 11, 2011 ... Signed by Boston as a free agent, July 9, 2012. Etc: His dad Dave enjoyed a pro career that included 33 NHL games with Minnesota and Detroit and he played one of the three Hanson brothers in the movie Slap Shot ... Earned his degree from Notre Dame in Finance ... His 2011-12 team- mates in Hershey included Chris Bourque, who is also currently in the Boston organization.