Christian Hanson (ice hockey)
Christian David Hanson (born March 10, 1986) is a former American professional ice hockey player. He last played in the St. Louis Blues organization in the NHL. Hanson played college 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.
March 10, 1986|
Glens Falls, New York, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||228 lb (103 kg; 16 st 4 lb)|
|Played for||Toronto Maple Leafs|
|National team||United States|
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.
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 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 paid Hanson $600,000 if he played in the NHL and $105,000 while playing with the Bruins' AHL affiliate, the Providence Bruins. Hanson spent the entire duration of the 2012–13 season with Providence and contributed 29 points in 67 games.
In a 2017 article for The Players' Tribune, Hanson said that he had retired from professional ice hockey and is working at Sutton Special Risk, a Toronto-based insurance company for which he is Assistant Vice President, Sports.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|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||–||–||–||–||—|
|2014–15||Sun Valley Suns||BDHL||4||7||1||8||0||–||–||–||–||—|
|2015–16||Sun Valley Suns||BDHL||2||1||1||2||4||–||–||–||–||—|
Awards and honorsEdit
|All-CCHA Second Team||2008–09|
- Hanson, Christian (March 2, 2017). "Life, Hockey and Everything in Between". The Players' Tribune. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
- Wharnsby, Tim (April 1, 2009). "Leafs expect offence, not pugnacity, from Hanson". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved April 2, 2009.
- Dreger, Darren (March 31, 2009). "Leafs Maple Leafs sign Hanson to two-year entry level contract". The Sports Network. Archived from the original on March 9, 2014. Retrieved April 2, 2009.
- Hunter, Paul (April 3, 2009). "Gerber, Hanson in for Philly rematch". Toronto Star. Retrieved April 10, 2009.
- "Hanson scores first NHL goal as Leafs pound Devils". The Sports Network. CP. April 8, 2009. Retrieved April 10, 2009.
- "Leafs' Hanson to get a shot at worlds". Toronto Sun. March 1, 2010. Archived from the original on April 18, 2010. Retrieved March 1, 2010.
- "USA names 23-man roster". iihf.com. Colorado Springs, United States: International Ice Hockey Federation. April 30, 2010. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
- "2010 PLANETUSA AHL ALL-STARS ANNOUNCED". theahl.com. Springfield, Mass: AHL. December 30, 2009. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
- Carrera, Katie (July 10, 2011). "Washington Capitals sign forward Christian Hanson". The Washington Post. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
- "Center Hanson signs with Bruins". National Hockey League. July 9, 2012. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
- St. Louis Blues (August 20, 2013). "Blues sign Hanson". Twitter. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
- "Contact Our Team". Sutton Sports Risk. Retrieved March 2, 2017.