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Maple Leafs sign a son of 'Slap Shot' player

Tuesday, 03.31.2009 / 3:11 PM / News

Associated Press

TORONTO (AP) -The son of one of the notorious Hanson brothers from the movie "Slap Shot" has joined the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Christian Hanson, the son of Dave from "Slap Shot" movie fame, signed a two-year, entry-level deal with the team Tuesday. He recently completed his college career at Notre Dame and was an undrafted free agent.

Hanson is 6-foot-4 center who weighs 228 pounds.

Hanson had a 16 goals and 15 assists in 37 games for the Fighting Irish this season. The native of Venetia, Pa., spent four years at the school.

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