|Written by Rich Dillon|
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 Flame's 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.
Fantasy Outlook: C+
Hanowski is looking like more of a career AHL guy at this point, but given who he was traded for, it would appear that he will get all the opportunities that he needs to succeed and become an NHLer.
Ben Hanowski profile, with interview and highlights:
Fantasy Prospects Report Notes (Any FPR's released in the last 18 months will not be listed here):
2009 Fantasy Prospects Report:
Scouting Report: If stats were everything, Ben Hanowski would be a sure-fire first round pick. Then, if stats were everything, Corey Locke would be a Hall of Famer. Now, Hanowski isn't quite as one-dimensional - or small - as Locke and he has a lot of traits many one-dimensional players do not. For starters, Hanowski is simply quick around the puck; junior hockey leaves a lot of room for error and play, but Hanowski was as dangerous as he was in 2008- 09 because he never wasted a second. Not a great skater out of the gate, Hanowski's top end speed is actually pretty serviceable for the next level. The high school phenom is headed to St. Cloud State next fall, and while he'll need a lot of time to adjust to the pace and expectations, expect him to fit right in by season's end.
Notable Numbers: Where to start? Hanowski shattered every record in the book for a Minnesota state high school player.
Potential: Scoring-line forward ala Erik Christensen
Years Away: 4+
Buy the latest Fantasy Prospects Report here.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 28 March 2013 11:21|