Petter Hansson

Hometown:

Gislaved Sweden

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1996-05-16

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2014

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2015

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

7th round (202nd overall), 2015

Weight:

176 lbs.

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History

2011-12: Petter Hansson played for the Gislaveds SK club in Sweden — playing in 22 lower division games with the club’s men’s team and skating for the U20 and U18 squads. He was an assistant captain for Smaland in the TV-Pucken tournament for high school players. Hansson was -2 with no points nor penalty minutes in 20 regular season games for the Gislaveds men’s team and had no points nor penalties in two playoff games. In six games for the club’s Division 2 U20 team he had 3 assists and he scored 2 goals with 3 assists in nine U18 games.  Hansson scored 1 goal with 4 assists and was -2 with 14 penalty minutes in eight TV-Pucken games. 

2012-13: Hansson went from Gislaveds to Linkoping in the top division — playing in one SuperElit league game with the club’s U20 team and skating for the Linkoping U18 team. He had no points nor penalties in his only SuperElit game. Hansson scored 1 goal with 12 assists and was +10 with 16 penalty minutes in 40 regular season games for the Linkoping U18 team. Linkoping finished first in U18 South Division play before being swept by Djurgarden in a best-of-three playoff series. Hansson was -1 with no points nor penalties in two playoff games. 

2013-14: Hansson split the season between the Linkoping U20 and U18 teams in his second season with the club. He scored 1 goal with 3 assists and was -2 with 6 penalty minutes in 19 regular season SuperElit league games. Hansson had 1 assist and an even plus/minus in his only playoff game with the Linkoping U20 team. He scored 1 goal with 15 assists and was +17 with 8 penalty minutes in 26 regular season games for the Linkoping U18 squad. Linkoping reached the U18 finals, finishing second. Hansson scored 4 goals and was -1 with 2 penalty minutes in five playoff games. 

2014-15: Hansson made his pro debut in Sweden’s SHL — skating in 15 regular season games and one playoff contest for Linkoping — and was the fifth-leading scorer amongst defensemen in the U20 SuperElit league. He skated in four games with the Sweden U19 team. Hansson had 1 assist and an even plus/minus with 2 penalty minutes, averaging 3 minutes of ice time during the regular season and had no points nor penalties in his only SHL playoff game. Hansson scored 15 goals with 19 assists in 38 regular season games for the Linkoping U20 team and was +25 with 32 penalty minutes. He had an even plus/minus and 1 assist in his only SuperElit playoff game. Hansson had 1 assist and was +1 with two penalties in four games skating for Sweden’s U19 team. Ranked 46th amongst international skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings in his second year of eligibility, Hansson was selected by the New York Islanders in the seventh round (202nd overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft.

Talent Analysis

Hansen is a raw, offensively-inclined defenseman from Sweden. His defensive game is still developing but his skill set suggests he can be an effective puck mover if he puts the elements of his game together.

Future

Hansson attended prospect camp with the Islanders in the summer before returning to Sweden for the 2015-16 season. The 19-year-old has appeared in several regular season SHL games and three Champions League contests with Linkoping and has also played in Allsvenskan and at the junior level. Still a project at this point his professional potential is tough to gauge until he plays in the SHL on a regular basis.

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