Hanowski played 11 games with the Flames this season and had two assists. He played 55 games with the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League; he had 13 goals and 18 assists with 18 penalty minutes.
Hanowski was selected by the Penguins in the third round (No. 63) of the 2009 NHL Draft.
I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.
— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie