Skip to main content

Maple Leafs sign college prospect Christian Hanson to two-year deal

TORONTO - A member of hockey's famous Hanson family is joining the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Christian Hanson, the son of Dave from "Slap Shot" movie fame, has signed a two-year, entry-level deal with the team. He recently completed his college career at Notre Dame and was an undrafted free agent.

The 23-year-old is a six-foot-four centre who weighs 228 pounds.

"We are excited to have Christian signed to a contract, and look forward to seeing him play for our organization," Leafs GM Brian Burke said in a statement. "He is a very intelligent hockey player who has good size and a solid scoring touch around the net."

Hanson had a career-high 31 points (16-15) in 37 games for the Fighting Irish this season. The native of Venetia, Pa., spent four years at the school.

TOP HEADLINES

CA1_4094
Play

World Junior Championship Roundup: Canada, Sweden, Germany Snag First Wins

Canada and Sweden both won their first games of the World Junior Championship, while Germany bounced back with an important win over Austria on the second day of action in Edmonton.

20220810_191027

Oilers Superfan Ben Stelter Passes Away

Edmonton Oilers superfan Ben Stelter has passed away at the age of six after a battle with cancer, his father announced on Twitter.

USATSI_18103034
Play

NHL Hot Seat Radar: Carolina Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes have a deep team, but injuries in the crease plagued them last year. If the Hurricanes are going far this year, they'll need Frederik Andersen to stay healthy, at the very least.