Hansen scored his eighth goal of the season and added an assist in a win over the Blackhawks Saturday. Hansen's loving life on the top line with the Sedin twins, who combined for nine points Saturday. Hansen is now up to six goals and 13 points in 21 games on the season. While he's finding twine, his plus-11 rating -- which ranks seventh in the entire NHL -- might be even more impressive. Hansen's a streaky scorer and while he may be slotted in on the top line, don't expect top-line numbers. He's never hit 40 points and often goes cold for extended periods of time. Use him while he's rolling with the twins, but don't put all your eggs in one basket. Once he gets bumped down to the bottom six, his fantasy value will decrease significantly.
Hansen scored for the second straight game in Wednesday's loss to the Penguins. While Hansen is known for being a streaky scorer, he's having a very strong start to the season, sporting a plus-7 rating though 13 games thus far. Skating on a line with Alex Burrows and Bo Horvat, Hansen has produced three goals and three assists -- solid totals for a bottom-six forward. He's never hit 40 points in his career, but Hansen is a valuable depth scorer who could come close to 20 goals this season.
Hansen opened the scoring with a bullet in Wednesday's season-opening win over the Flames. It was a rocket of a shot from Hansen, who skated on the third line, firing three shots on goal in 13:40 of ice time. While the 29-year-old has never surpassed 40 points in his career, he potted 16 goals last season and is a solid bottom-six winger. He won't get many assists, but the speedy Dane has a great shot and should have another decent season in the goal department. He isn't spectacular, but at least you know what you're getting.
Jannik Hansen scored a late game-tying tally and fired three shots on goal in Sunday's preseason finale OT win over the Oilers.
Jannik Hansen acknowledged Monday that he played through the Canucks' first-round playoff series against the Flames with a groin injury, Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun reports.
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