Maple Leafs sign college prospect Christian Hanson to two-year deal

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TORONTO - A member of hockey's famous Hanson family is joining the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Christian Hanson, the son of Dave from "Slap Shot" movie fame, has signed a two-year, entry-level deal with the team. He recently completed his college career at Notre Dame and was an undrafted free agent.

The 23-year-old is a six-foot-four centre who weighs 228 pounds.

"We are excited to have Christian signed to a contract, and look forward to seeing him play for our organization," Leafs GM Brian Burke said in a statement. "He is a very intelligent hockey player who has good size and a solid scoring touch around the net."

Hanson had a career-high 31 points (16-15) in 37 games for the Fighting Irish this season. The native of Venetia, Pa., spent four years at the school.