Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Keith Hanson
Defenceman Keith Hanson played 25 games for the Calgary Flames in 1983-84. He was most effective when using his 6'5" frame to keep the front of his net clear.

The native of Ada, Minnesota first drew attention to himself with Austin Prep School in 1976-77. That year he was also a reserve with the United States Junior team and was chosen 145th overall by the Minnesota North Stars at the Amateur Draft. Over the next four years he played three seasons at Northern Michigan University and sat out twelve months in 1978-79.

Hanson turned pro with the IHL's Toledo Goaldiggers in 1981-82 where he registered 44 points and 185 penalty minutes. After spending the next year with the Birmingham South Stars of the CHL, Hanson was traded to the Calgary Flames with Mike Eaves in exchange for former US Olympic hero Steve Christoff. The rugged blueliner split the 1983-84 season between the NHL and the minors but was unable to keep his job in Calgary as the club opted to go with Charlie Bourgeois and Neil Sheehy. Hanson retired in 1985 after playing a year in the AHL with the Moncton Golden Flames.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1976-77 Austin Mavericks MWJHL 44 11 38 49 71
1976-77 United States WJC-A
1977-78 Northern Michigan U. CCHA 34 16 15 31 77
1978-79 Northern Michigan U. CCHA
1979-80 Northern Michigan U. CCHA 38 2 13 15 74
1980-81 Northern Michigan U. CCHA 43 8 24 32 95
1981-82 Toledo Goaldiggers IHL 82 7 37 44 185 13 1 3 4 23
1982-83 Birmingham South Stars CHL 69 4 21 25 187 12 0 3 3 29
1983-84 Calgary Flames NHL 25 0 2 2 77 -13
1983-84 Colorado Flames CHL 39 5 21 26 64 6 2 2 4 16
1984-85 Moncton Golden Flames AHL 70 5 17 22 145
NHL Totals 25 0 2 2 77


Traded to Calgary by Minnesota with Mike Eaves for Steve Christoff and Calgary's 2nd round pick (Frantisek Musil) in 1983 NHL Draft, June 8, 1983.
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