Matt Hanson takes a spot on the Colorado blue line
Matt Hanson. Hanson, 28, played for the Brahmas at the end of the 2007-08 season and through 41 games of the Brahmas championship season in 2008-09 before being traded to the Arizona The Colorado Eagles announce today that they have signed former Texas Brahmas defensemanSundogs for future considerations. During his time in purple and black, Hanson tallied six points (1 G, 5 A) and 35 penalty minutes in 48 regular season and 14 post-season contests.
Hanson began this season with HK Partizan Beograd in Serbia (a non-professional league by CHL standards), posting 16 points (4 G, 12 A) and 74 penalty minutes in 16 games played.
Hanson is in his sixth season of professional hockey, with all but two of his 228 professional games coming in the CHL (the other pair coming in the ECHL).
The 5' 11", 215-pound native of Midway, British Columbia has registered 68 points (24 G, 44 A) and 205 PIM's in his pro career, possessing a solid, edgy skill set. He has played for several Colorado rivals: the Wichita Thunder, Youngstown SteelHounds, Tulsa Oilers, Arizona Sundogs
as well as the Brahmas, meaning that Head Coach Chris Stewart is well aware of what he brings to the ice.
"We're very familiar with Matt and believe his addition will add something to our lineup that we could use a little more of. He's made a career of annoying opposing players, but does a great job knowing how to do it without neglecting his defensive responsibilities or crossing any lines," Stewart said.
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