Comets Sign ECHL Playoffs MVP to a PTO

Comets Sign Kelly Cup Playoffs MVP

by Mark Caswell, Jr.

Mar 2, 2016

Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher announced today that the club has signed forward Greger Hanson to a professional tryout contract (PTO).

Earlier this season, Hanson recorded four points (2-2-4) in 17 games for the San Jose Barracuda. The Lidingo, Sweden native also collected 35 points (14-21-35) in 30 games for the Allen Americans of the ECHL.  Last season Hanson earned the ECHL Playoff MVP award with 29 points (12-17-29) in 25 playoff games as he and the Americans captured the ECHL Kelly Cup. During the previous season, 2013-14, Hanson and the Americans won the CHL Championship.

In his American Hockey League career, Hanson has netted nine points and 23 penalty minutes in 31 games for the Worcester Sharks, Oklahoma City Barons, and the San Jose Barracuda. In 90 career games in the ECHL, Hanson has been better than a point per game player with 98 points (43-55-98) and a plus/minus rating of +40.

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