Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Allen Americans Sign Former Wichita Forward - Greger Hanson

Allen Americans Sign Greger Hanson

- The Allen Americans have signed former Wichita Thunder forward Greger Hanson. Hanson was released by the Greenville Road Warriors (ECHL) on Friday after playing in four games in which he had one assist. As a rookie, last year Hanson tallied 44 points (21g-23a) in 44 games with Wichita. He helped lead the Thunder to the Presidents' Cup Finals with 13 points (7g-6a) in 14 playoff games. If you recall he had two goals and an assist in game three of the finals including the game winning goal and had a goal in game six but did not play in game seven because of an injury. He was named to the CHL all rookie team.

 -Hanson is from Lidingo, Sweden. Lidingo is an island in the inner Stockholm archipelago, northeast of Stockholm. In 2010, the population was 31,561. The seascape at Lidingö shares similarities with that of Seattle and Sydney, Australia, with clear blue skies and waterways. The landscape is one of large forests and open farm land.

- Greger came to the US in 2007 along with his friend and teammate Erik Gustafsson (now with the Philadelphia Flyers)  to attended college. He graduated from Northern Michigan University (NMU) where he recorded 112 points (40g-72a) in 161 career games.

- Greger just got married (wife Andrea) in July of this year.

- Here is how Hanson is described by the elite prospects web site: An offensively skilled forward with excellent wheels. Hanson accelerates extremely well and has a decent scoring touch and fine technical skills. Additional strength would not hurt his game.

- Hanson will be wearing #12 for the Americans

Here is the Hockeydb info on Greger Hanson:

Greger Hanson

Forward -- shoots L
Born -- Lidingo, Sweden
[25 yrs. ago]
Height 5.10 -- Weight 185 
Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
2007-08 Northern Michigan University CCHA 44 6 12 18 30

2008-09 Northern Michigan University CCHA 40 13 21 34 22

2009-10 Northern Michigan University CCHA 40 16 22 38 38

2010-11 Northern Michigan University CCHA 37 5 17 22 32

2011-12 Sodertalje SK Swe-1 24 1 4 5 39 -1

2012-13 Wichita Thunder CHL 44 21 23 44 32 13 14 7 6 13 20
2013-14 Greenville Road Warriors* ECHL 4 0 1 1 4 -1

DID YOU KNOW: Greger Hanson and Phil Fox were teammates at NMU for four years. When Greger first came to the US in 2007 Phil was the one who taught him how to drive. Greger used Phil's car to take his driving test.

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