Ben Hanowski, W

Shoots: L

Height: 6-2

Weight: 194

Born: 1990-10-18

Hometown: Little Falls, MN

Drafted: 2009 by Pittsburgh Penguins, 63rd Overall










September 2014 - Ben Hanowski was signed to a one year two-way contract valued at $850k. He will be making an AHL salary of $67,500 for now however as he has been assigned to the Adirondack Flames. Brad Wilson


May 2014 - Hanowski has now played 16 total games in the NHL totaling one goal and two assists. He hasn't looked out of place however much like Joe Colborne he needs to use his large frame a bit better and be more physical. In the AHL he has clipped along pretty well scoring 31 points in 55 games and finishing off the season with one assist in four playoff games. Hanowski looks to be trending more towards a third liner than a top six but with so much depth being stock piled in the Flames organization there is bound to be movement creating opportunities if he is able to continue to develop his offensive game. That is, if the Flames decide to re-sign him. Ben is an RFA in July. Brad Wilson


January 2014 – Hanowski was having an excellent introduction to AHL life, after 33 games he had compiled 25 points on a questionable Abbotsford team. Since the ball dropped marking the New Year, the well has gone dry through 10 games. Hanowski’s game also does not translate into what interim GM Brian Burke likes, he has good size but no grit or intensity. Jason Banks



March 2013 - Ben Hanowski has been traded to the Calgary Flames, with Ken Agostino and a 1st round pick, for Jarome Iginla. He joins the Flames' deepest prospect group at LW, he will have to work hard to earn any time in the NHL. He finished his college career with 29 points in 34 games for St. Cloud State, which is sixth on the team in scoring. He has some upside for a second-line job down the road, but how his game translates to the AHL will be key. Seth Brisendine


February 2012 – Hanowski, a junior at St. Cloud State, has compiled 33 points in the Huskies first 31 games this season following seasons of 19 and 18 points. The Minnesota native has a quick release and is a triggerman more than a playmaker. Hanowski was the most prolific scorer in Minnesota high school history when he beat Johnny Pohl's record of 378 points over four seasons. Rich Dillon


Fantasy Outlook: C+


Third liner with potential to move up to second line in a pinch. Hanowski needs to continue to develop his physical game and use his size more.





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