Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Tavis Hansen
The Winnipeg Jets drafted Tavis Hansen in 1994. He started his professional career with the Tacoma Rockets of the WHL, and did not make his NHL debut until the 1994-95 season when he donned the Jets sweater for one game, an experience he names as his most memorable hockey moment.

His NHL rights were transferred to the Phoenix Coyotes when the franchise relocated in 1996, but he spent the 1995-96 season with the Springfield Falcons. Hansen made his first Coyotes appearance in 1996-97 and returned to Springfield before being called up again in 1998-99. He scored his first NHL goal, versus Calgary, in February 1999, during what would be a 20-game stint with the Coyotes that season. He also made his first playoff appearance in 1998.

In 1999-00, he was named captain of the Springfield Falcons and recorded career highs for points (48) and penalty minutes (164) while still managing to lend his skills to the Coyotes for five games. He returned in 2000-01 for seven games in Phoenix, playing 24 for the Falcons.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1992-93 Shellbrook Steelers SMHL 42 42 63 105 107
1993-94 Tacoma Rockets WHL 71 23 31 54 122 8 1 3 4 17
1994-95 Tacoma Rockets WHL 71 32 41 73 142 4 1 1 2 8
1994-95 Winnipeg Jets NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1995-96 Springfield Falcons AHL 67 6 16 22 85 5 1 2 3 2
1996-97 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1996-97 Springfield Falcons AHL 12 3 1 4 23
1997-98 Springfield Falcons AHL 73 20 14 34 70 +5 4 1 2 3 18
1998-99 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 20 2 1 3 12 -4 2 0 0 0 0
1998-99 Springfield Falcons AHL 63 23 11 34 85 -8 3 0 1 1 5
1999-00 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 5 0 0 0 0 0
1999-00 Springfield Falcons AHL 59 21 27 48 164 +10 5 2 1 3 4
2000-01 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 7 0 0 0 4 -1
2000-01 Springfield Falcons AHL 24 6 10 16 81 -1
2001-02 Hershey Bears AHL 35 9 6 15 50 +14 8 0 3 3 8
2002-03 Cleveland Barons AHL 80 23 21 44 81 -12
2003-04 Cleveland Barons AHL 77 17 17 34 118 +4 9 5 2 7 13
2004-05 Oji Seishi Tokyo AsiaHL 39 21 18 39 134 4 1 1 2 14
NHL Totals 34 2 1 3 16 2 0 0 0 0


Transferred to Phoenix after Winnipeg franchise relocated, July 1, 1996.
Missed majority of 2000-01 and 2001-02 due to arm injury vs. Hershey (AHL), February 3, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Hershey (AHL), January 16, 2002. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, September 5, 2002.
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