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|1975 NHL DRAFT PICK|
No. 119 overall by New York Islanders
Height: 5-10 Weight: 175
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Bronx, New York (USA)
Hometown: Northport, New York
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
NYMJHA Assists Leader: 1971-72 (Brooklyn) (52 assists)
| Debut: February 1, 1977 (Buffalo at N.Y.
Numbers: 16, 12 (N.Y.
Islanders); 12 (St. Louis)
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Playing Status: Retired 1984
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
N.Y. Islanders, St. Louis||20||
AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous: Was first native New Yorker and first Long Island
resident to play and score goal for N.Y. Islanders. ... Wore No. 18 in St. Louis' 1979
training camp. ... Signed with New Jersey as unrestricted free agent in
September 1982, but never played for parent team. ... Traded by New Jersey
with Lindsay Middlebrook to Edmonton for Ron Low and Jim McTaggart
on Feb. 19, 1983. However, Hansen refused to report to Edmonton's AHL
affiliate in Moncton, New Brunswick. New Jersey substituted Paul Miller for
Hansen to complete the trade in March 1983. ... Signed with Minnesota as unrestricted
free agent on July 30, 1983, but never played for parent team.
|Post-Draft Teams: Erie (NAHL); Muskegon (IHL);
Fort Worth, Salt Lake, Wichita (CHL)|
AWARDS AND HONORS
CHL Adams Cup: 1978 (Fort Worth), 1980, 1981
CHL All-Star Second Team: 1977-78
Salt Lake MVP: 1981-82
Salt Lake Rogers Trophy
(Points Leader): 1981-82 (110 points)
Fort Worth Captain: 1978-79
CHL Records: Most assists in one
season (81 in 1981-82)
Assists Leader: 1981-82 (Salt Lake) (81 assists)
Assists Leader: 1978 (Fort Worth) (11 assists, tie)
on CHL regular-season champion (Fort Worth).
Played on CHL regular-season champ (Salt Lake).
Miscellaneous: Assisted on Kelly
Greenbank's series-winning overtime goal for Fort Worth vs. Dallas in Game 7 of 1978 CHL
Adams Cup finals. ... Missed most of
1978-79 season with shoulder injury. ... Became active in Oldtimers' charity
hockey after his retirement, playing for N.Y. Islanders' alumni team.
Personal: Full name is Richard John
Hansen. ... Also known as Rich Hansen and Ritchie Hansen during his playing days. ... Younger brother of former minor-leaguer Max Hansen Jr. ... Son of former minor-league referee Max Hansen
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|FREE AGENT COMPENSATION: N.Y. Islanders sent
Hansen to Minnesota as compensation for the signing of restricted free agent
Jean Potvin on June 13, 1979. Later that day, Minnesota traded Hansen to St. Louis
as an addition to the trade that had sent Bryan Maxwell to St. Louis four days
earlier in exchange for future considerations (a 1982 second-round pick -- later
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