Ben Hanowski

North American Skater - St. Cloud State, WCHA
Final Rank:35Midterm Rank:45
Position:Left Wing/Right WingShoots:Left
Height:6' 2"Weight:198
Born:October 18, 1990
Born in:Little Falls, MN, USA
Drafted: 2009: PIT (3rd Round / 63rd Overall) 
• Hanowski had a prolific high school hockey career leaving a legacy at Little Falls that will be hard to surpass. He had 73 goals and 135 points (73-62-135) in 31 games, this season, including 14 hat tricks and 10 games with six-or-more points.

• He set the record for most points in a high school hockey career, surpassing an 11-year-old mark of 378 points, set by Johnny Pohl of Red Wing High from 1994-95 through 1997-98. Hanowski finished his career with 405 points (196-209-405) needing 111 games to break the mark Pohl had set in 112 – he tied the record with a shorthanded goal during a five-on-three and surpassed the record with a power-play goal.

• The Little Falls Flyers have made five consecutive appearances at the Minnesota Class ‘A’ State Tournament, four of them with Hanowski. In his career he has only lost three times on his home rink, finishing with an overall high school record of 105 wins 16 loses and two ties (105-16-2).

• In 2008-09 he was named the Associated Press State Player of the Year and a Mr. Hockey Finalist. Next fall he'll play for St. Cloud State University.

• His older brother, Beau, finished a four-year career at Little Falls in 2008 with 237 career points and will be a sophomore at South Dakota State next year. His youngest brother, Joey, centered the third line at Little Falls as a freshman this season.

• He credits his dad for having the most influence on his career – “he coached me until I was 14 and taught me how to play the game” and his childhood hockey idol was John Pohl – “I watched the Gophers when I was little”.

• Making it to the State tournament in his senior year, by way of an overtime win, is his most memorable hockey moment.




NHL Team: Minnesota Wild
NHL Player: Joe Thornton
Shootout move: “Fake shot go to the backhand”
Goal celebration: “Marching band”
Video game: NHL ’09
Movie: Batman: The Dark Night
TV Show: 24
Actor: Denzel Washington
Website: ESPN
Book: Kite Runner
Pump-up song: “Heart of Champion” by Nelly
Home cooked meal: Steak and mashed potatoes
Sport (other than hockey): Baseball
Activity away from the rink: Fishing
Place to Shop:
Place to Visit: Xcel Energy Center


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