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








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+


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.




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