The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed Notre Dame forward Christian Hanson to a two-year entry level contract. Hanson who is from Venetia PA, is the son of Dave Hason, one of the famed Hanson brothers from the movie “Slap Shot”.
At 6’4″ and 225 pounds, the 23-year-old Hanson is a two-way centerman with third/fourth line potential in the National Hockey League. Hanson scored 16 goals and 15 assists for 31 points in 37 games for the Fighting Irish this season.
Hanson had drawn interest from up to eight teams including the Pittsburgh Penguins.