CALGARY, AB – The Calgary Flames Hockey Club announced today that they have signed Ben Hanowski from St. Cloud State University to an entry-level contract.
Hanowski, a native of Little Falls, Minnesota, just finished his senior season at St. Cloud State (WCHA) as the Huskies made it to the NCAA Frozen Four before falling to Quinnipiac last night. The Huskies team captain is second in goals with 17 along with 14 assists for 31 points in 37 games this season. Hanowski was an All-WCHA Academic award winner and a WCHA Scholar-Athlete. He was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third round (63rd overall) in the 2009 NHL Draft.
Contract terms: Two year entry-level contract at $810,000 per season with an average annual value of $900,000.
BEN HANOWSKI – LEFT WING
BORN: Little Falls, MN DATE: October 18, 1990
HEIGHT: 6’2’’ WEIGHT: 210 lbs.
HOW ACQUIRED: Trade with Pittsburgh along with Kenny Agostino and Pittsburgh’s first round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft in exchange for Jarome Iginla on March 27, 2013.
DRAFTED: PIT – 3rd round (63rd overall) in the 2009 NHL Draft