Toronto Maple Leafs Sign Hanson to Entry-Level Contract

Roy SteevesContributor IMarch 31, 2009

BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 27: Mikhail Grabovski #84 of the Toronto Maple Leafs celebrates Nikolai Kulemin's goal in the third period against the Buffalo Sabres on March 27, 2009 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed Chris Hanson, the son of Dave Hanson from the cult classic film “Slap Shot”.

"We are excited to have Christian signed to a contract, and look forward to seeing him play for our organization," said Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke in a media release this morning.

"He is a very intelligent hockey player who has good size and a solid scoring touch around the net."

At 6'4" and 225 pounds, Hanson is considered to be a big two-way centre that scored 16 goals, 15 assists, and 28 in 37 games for Notre Dame this season.