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A Look Back: Hannan's Season in Review

by Aaron Lopez / Colorado Avalanche
Throughout the offseason, will highlight the Avalanche's players and look back at their accomplishments during the 2007-08 campaign through a series of "Season in Review" features.

This week's subject is defenseman Scott Hannan, who posted 21 points (2g/19a) during his first season in Colorado and was one of only two Avalanche players to skate in all 82 regular-season games. The steady blue liner led Colorado in even-strength time on ice (19:02) and ranked first on the club in blocked shots (153).

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Oct. 3 vs. Dallas - Starting Off
The defenseman logged a game-high 28:05 of ice time in his Colorado debut, totaling two shots on goal and a +2 rating in a 4-3 Avalanche win

Oct. 13 vs. Columbus - First Point
Hannan notched his first point as a member of the Avalanche versus the Blue Jackets, assisting on Milan Hejduk’s second-period goal in a 5-1 Colorado triumph

Dec. 1 vs. Los Angeles - Twice Over
With Colorado down 2-0 to Los Angeles, Hannan picked up assists on two straight Avalanche goals as the club climbed back to earn a 5-2 victory. It marked the defensman’s first multi-point game with the Avalanche

Dec. 5 @ Columbus - Red Light
Hannan lit the lamp with 4:35 remaining in the third period against the Blue Jackets, evening the game at 4-4 with a blast from between the faceoff circles. The tally was Hannan’s first with Colorado

Dec. 9 vs. St. Louis - Putting Up Points
The defenseman recorded a multi-point game for the third time in nine days, picking up two assists in a 9-5 Avalanche victory. The helpers ran Hannan’s total to seven points (1g/6a) in a six-game span

Jan. 5 vs. NY Islanders - OT Thriller
Hannan earned an assist on Marek Svatos’ goal 2:05 into the extra session, propelling the Avs to a 2-1 overtime victory over the Islanders. The Richmond, B.C. native logged a team-high 18:33 of even-strength ice time in the game

Feb. 9 @ Vancouver - Positive Performance
During a 6-2 win over division rival Vancouver, Hannan posted a season-high +3 rating while also leading the team with 21:30 of ice time and recording two blocked shots

March 4 vs. Vancouver- Dirty Work
Living up to his billing as a hard-nosed defenseman, Hannan blocked seven shots and also recorded a fighting major during a 2-1 Avalanche victory over the Canucks     

March 8 vs. Dallas - Joining the Rush
With the Avalanche on the attack, Hannan went to the front of the net and put a backhander past Marty Turco at 7:30 of the third period to even the game at 1-1. The Avs went on to take a 3-1 decision from the Stars

March 9 vs. Dallas - Minutes Eater
With the Avs short-handed along the blue line, Hannan logged a career-high 32:14 of ice time against the Stars. It was the most minutes by an Avs player since Adam Foote played 33:27 on Feb. 6, 2003 at Detroit
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