Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Emil Hanson
Emil Hanson played seven games for the Detroit Red Wings in 1932-33. He was best known as a versatile worker for many years in the AHA where he lined up on defence and right-wing.

Born in Camrose, Alberta, Hanson played his amateur hockey at Augsburg College before debuting with the Tulsa Oilers of the AHA in 1928-29. In addition to his brief exposure to the NHL, he played with the IAHL's Detroit Olympics and the St. Paul Saints when they were part of the CHL.

Before retiring in 1942, Hanson toured the Midwest as an AHA regular in St. Paul, Kansas City, Wichita and Minneapolis. His best year was 1935-36 when he scored 23 points for the St. Paul Saints and was named to the AHA first all-star team.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1927-28 Augsburg Auggies MIAC
1928-29 Tulsa Oilers AHA 1 0 0 0 0
1929-30 Tulsa Oilers AHA 34 6 1 7 23 9 0 0 0 6
1930-31 Tulsa Oilers AHA 47 5 9 14 64 4 1 1 2 2
1931-32 Tulsa Oilers AHA 48 9 12 21 39
1932-33 Detroit Red Wings NHL 7 0 0 0 6
1932-33 Detroit Olympics IHL 30 5 4 9 17
1933-34 Kansas City Greyhounds AHA 48 6 11 17 25 3 1 1 2 4
1934-35 St. Paul Saints CHL 46 17 14 31 50 8 3 1 4 8
1935-36 St. Paul Saints AHA 46 7 16 23 36 5 1 0 1 2
1936-37 St. Paul Saints AHA 46 6 5 11 23 3 1 0 1 4
1937-38 Wichita Skyhawks AHA 47 6 9 15 20 4 1 0 1 2
1938-39 St. Paul Saints AHA 43 11 14 25 14 3 0 0 0 0
1939-40 St. Paul Saints AHA 46 4 9 13 20 7 1 2 3 0
1940-41 Minneapolis Millers AHA 26 0 2 2 16 3 0 1 1 0
1941-42 Minneapolis Millers AHA 46 4 4 8 10
1942-43
1943-44 Edmonton Vics ESrHL 3 1 0 1 4
NHL Totals 7 0 0 0 6


Brother of Oscar
CHL First All-Star Team (1935)
AHA First All-Star Team (1936)
AHA Second All-Star Team (1937)
Signed as a free agent by Chicago Shamrocks (AHA), August 14, 1932. NHL rights transferred to Detroit from Chicago Shamrocks (AHA) after AHA club owners purchased Detroit (NHL and IHL) franchises, September 2, 1932. Traded to Minneapolis (AHA) by St. Paul (AHA) for cash, October 13, 1940.