Jannik Hansen Signs With CSKA Moscow in the KHL

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KHL powerhouse CSKA Moscow has signed free agent winger Jannik Hansen to a one-year deal. Hansen spent last season with the San Jose Sharks.

CSKA Moscow Signs Winger Jannik Hansen

Over his 11-year NHL career, Hansen has played for the Vancouver Canucks and San Jose Sharks. He has scored 109 goals and 147 assists for 256 career points in 626 career NHL games. Hansen has also added seven goals and 12 assists for 19 points in 70 career Stanley Cup Playoff games. His best season came in 2015-16 when he scored 22 goals and 16 assists for 38 points in 67 games for the Canucks. He was originally drafted in the 9th round, 287th overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Vancouver Canucks.

Last season, he scored two goals and 12 assists for 14 points in 46 games. He also added 15 minutes in penalties. His possession numbers were 50.7 percent Corsi-For with a relative Corsi of +0.6. Hansen is coming off a four year, $10 million contract with an AAV of $2.5 million per year. He signed this deal back in September 2013 with the Canucks before being traded to San Jose at the 2017 NHL Trade Deadline.

What Hansen Brings To The Table

Hansen is an 11-year veteran who will bring his experience to CSKA. Over the last few seasons, Hansen hasn’t thrown his body around as much as he did earlier in his career. Earlier this year Hansen missed close to two weeks to due to Visa issues. Now, with limited interest this summer from NHL clubs, the Danish forward will look to extend his hockey career overseas.

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SAN JOSE, CA – APRIL 05: Jannik Hansen #36 of the San Jose Sharks skates with the puck against the Colorado Avalanche at SAP Center on April 5, 2018 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Rocky W. Widner/NHL/Getty Images)