The Bruins have been all but silent during free agency, but started the week off on the right skate; signing Christian Hanson to a one-year, two-way contract. Hanson will earn $105,000 at the AHL level, $600,000 NHL.
The 6’4″, 228 lb center played the 2011-12 season with Washington’s AHL affiliate Hershey Bears; tallying 10 goals, 11 assists and 42 penalty minutes in 52 games.
Hanson began his career with Toronto, playing a career high 31 NHL games with the Leafs and 58 AHL games with the Marlies.
Donning a familiar last name, Hanson’s father, Dave was part of the Hanson Brothers, playing Jack Hanson in 1977’s hockey classic “Slap Shot”.