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Washington Capitals sign centre Christian Hanson to one-year deal

Monday, 07.11.2011 / 11:08 AM / News

The Canadian Press

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Washington Capitals have signed centre Christian Hanson to a one-year contract.

The 25-year-old played most of last season with the Toronto Maple Leafs' American Hockey League affiliate, collecting 13 goals and 34 points in 58 games.

He was called up for six games with the Leafs last season — his third with the club after being signed as an un-drafted free agent in 2009.

The 6-4, 228-pound forward has three goals, six assists in 42 career NHL games.

The Venetia, Penn., native is the son of Dave Hanson, who is best known for playing one of the Hanson Brothers in the 1977 hockey comedy "Slap Shot."

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If you want to prove people wrong, you've just got to go out and do it. Yeah, we blew 3-2 series leads the last two years, but no one is going remember that if we go out there on Saturday night and beat these guys and go play in the Stanley Cup Final. We need to get back to work and we'll start to do that tomorrow.

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